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Mike's FreeBSD Stuff

Hello & welcome to my corner of the web...

Here you'll find various projects/papers/rants I've written from a mostly BSD-centric point of view. If you're new to the BSD family of operating systems, then you'll find some great brainfood scattered throughout this site. And if you're a crufty ol' unix-beard, you may very well have a chuckle or two at the misadventures found herein. Some good reading either way. You can keep up-to-date by using the rss feed above. Have fun.


  • Topic - Simple markup language for plain text databases.
  • URL Widget - A tutorial for creating a URL widget in HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • Tab Widget - A template for creating a tabbed widget in HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • Panel Widget - A template for creating a panel widget in HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • FAQ Widget - A template for creating FAQs in HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • File system check - Repairing file systems with fsck.
  • Screen savers - Loading screen saver modules.
  • Auto-run - Autorun scripts at login/logoff/startup/shutdown.
  • Auto-login - Login without usernames or passwords.
  • IP address to variable - How to obtain your public IP address.
  • Container - Put your script & data in a single container.
  • Netcat - Great little tool for hacking tcp/ip.
  • Running a script on a specific tty - Automating ssh/telnet.
  • getkey - Tool for building shell script menus.
  • Scripting FTP - Automate your uploads.
  • rsh - Execute commands remotely.
  • NOHUP - Run jobs after logout.
  • Compressed HTML -Crush website latency once & for all.
  • Tweaking lynx - Plugin support for lynx.
  • gmail/mutt setup - Step-by-step instructions.
  • System-wide fetchmail - Retrieve email for all users simply.
  • msmtp a lightweight smtp client - How to send email.
  • Soundcard setup - All about your soundcard & streaming media.
  • Version control with RAR - Compress AND version files.
  • File colors - Organize files by color in tsch.
  • Colorized man pages - RTFM in style, 'nuff said.
  • Binary Chop - Article describing the binary chop algorithm.
  • File certificates - Using PGP to sign your files.
  • Felix Cipher - Article describing a pencil-and-paper cipher.
  • - Handy little script for $HOME backups.
  • RCS Tutorial - Managing file revisions with RCS.
  • The shrine of cowsay - Retro grooviness!
  • Unix Apps From Wine - How to run native Unix apps within Wine.
  • vi cheatsheet - My notes on using vi (not vim!).
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