YaCy – distributed (P2P) web search engine

In the light confirming stuff some of us already knew was true (see PRISM scandal), leaving the old and mighty Google behind and moving on to a more open / decentralized / uncensoring search engine is the only path…

YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet….

Skip Avira’s Free Antivirus reboot request on updates

If you’re using Avira’s Free antivirus and are a mad computer user like me that never reboots his computer (unless something blows up), you might have noticed that Avira periodically updates its program (beside the virus definitions) and asks for a system restart to complete this.

Using rsync to syncronize files between two systems

Rsync is a very handy tool at synchronizing the contents of two folders/directories.

And while being great for local folders, it also works remotely, via SSH, thanks to the -e ssh parameter: # rsync -ave ssh sourceserver:/home/user/ /home/user will sync /home/user from the sourceserver with /home/user on the local machine.