Category Archives: IT Administration

How to Install GCC 7 on CentOS 7

February 14th, 2018

Interested in keeping up with the latest C++ standard, I noticed that CentOS 7.4.1708 uses gcc version 4.8.5 20150623. This version of gcc defaults to ISO/IEC 14882:1998. Updated C++ standards have been released in 2003, 2011, 2014, and 2017. Although gcc developers are still implementing the 2017 standard, it is good to use a recent […]

Transitioned to New Server

January 17th, 2010

I have just completed transitioning to a new server, which serves this blog. I am now using GoDaddy.com’s Virtual Dedicated Server product. I have been administering my own dedicated server, GoDaddy.com’s Dedicated Server product, for more than two years. I changed from a Dedicated Server to a Virtual Dedicated Server to reduce costs and better […]

Disconnected

December 19th, 2008

A recent news article reports that a communications cable has been cut, affecting Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. This has happened before, but it did not seem likely to me that it would be something that would reoccur. The article on BBC quotes Interoute’s Jonathan Wright, “For this to happen twice in one year, […]

Weekend Tech Supporter

February 12th, 2008

I spent the weekend by hunting down the reason a computer was running sluggishly. I noticed that the system would wait at the Microsoft Windows XP splash screen for a couple of minutes while starting up. I activated the task manager just as the desktop was being displayed. According to the information that it provided, […]

Creating a VNC Connection to Existing X Session

January 3rd, 2008

Either it has been a really slow news week, or I’ve gotten faster at processing news from multiple news aggregators. I’ve been getting to the office early in the morning, and the content of /. and other popular news sites just did not give me my fill of reading for the morning. I began wondering […]