Getting audio files to play in a desktop environment is nothing difficult, but it is the case if you don’t want to install a desktop environment and just use the command line, either locally or remotely. Well, I’ve found an app called moc that allows you to play audio files and gives you a pseudo-GUI.… Read More

FreeBSD caches content to RAM by default if the boot drive is ZFS, which greatly improves performance, especially when used as a server. The maximum memory used for caching in FreeBSD is determined by a variable in the kernel known as vfs.zfs.arc_max. In my case, with FreeBSD x64 installed on a machine with 4GB RAM,… Read More

Your Intel processor very likely has a features called AES-NI that allows greatly increased speed for processing AES encryption and decryption, while also reducing system load in the process. Check out Intel’s website for your specific processor, or just Google for it. By default this function is not enabled after installation, but you can enable… Read More

If you have been messing around with servers for a while, you must have heard of FreeBSD, or any BSD at some point. It is similar to Linux in that in many cases you have only command line access with no GUI at all, and also commonly used on servers. But why is it different?… Read More