Visualize / Analyze Disk Space on Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Do you want to know which files on your computer take up a ton of space? I do, frequently. Being the system administrator at work and at home trying to keep my Dropbox on a free plan, because to be honest, how many files do really need to have access to at any point in time?

Anyhow, the following programs make the information of what really takes up space on your Windows machine, Macbook, Linux hacker heaven box and what ever else you installed an operating system on very accessible. Analyzing your disk space visually is much more intuitive than trying to understand the raw numbers and compare them in your head.

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HowTo: Modded Minecraft Server with ATLauncher

In this article I’ll show you how to set up a custom minecraft server for any mod pack that’s available in the ATLauncher mod package (on Linux). For this and also what’s running on the minecraft server for my friends and me it’s going to be DNSTechPack.

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Filezilla, great/best FTP and SFTP client for Windows, Mac, Linux

FileZilla is another program I simply would have a very hard time living without. It’s simply the one of the BEST FTP/SFTP clients ever, mostly because it works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

I use it for my company projects and as a standard practise for my students as a teacher. It’s an open source project, which makes it a very available tool. FTP and SFTP/SCP are quite essential for transferring and publishing in the web development world.

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How to mine Bitcoin with your CPU

This post is about how to mine bitcoin with your CPU on Linux, MacOS or Windows. This is the first part in my bitcoin adventure series and I’m not a professional miner, I’m just trying out everything I can get between my fingers.

Disclaimer: I am not saying this is a smart idea. Actually it’s not. The only purpose you should use this for is if you’re curious what the flip bitcoin is and how all of this works.

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Capturing HTTP traffic with Wireshark

Most of us have to use certain tools when working with large clients or corporations because it works for them and I personally love when it’s web interfaces compared to MS Office documents and exchange servers. Sadly one of them did not run on HTTPS and I brought up a security concern to the administrator.

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My 7+ favourite atom editor plugins

My favourite plugins for atom are both targeted towards developers and also writers. Atom has become my default source code editor, I also use it for a book I’m working on and most of my blog posts. Last update: 2016-10-24.

Atom Theme: Seti/Monokai

First of all I want to promote the SETI-UI and Monokai packages, since they just make Atom look great. If I stare at something for hours a day, it might as well be pretty. If you’re looking for more atom syntax themes, check out my post about them: Best (dark) Atom Editor Themes.

Install command: apm install seti-ui

Package link: seti-ui on

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Where is Microsoft going with Project Spartan?

Microsoft has just published a blog post that features a look at and promotional video about project Spartan, the browser that’s going to replace Internet Explorer.

You can read the full post here: Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10.

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Taking a stab at the Go Language and file permissions

Go is a C-like language and initially developed at Google, it has caught my attention by some members of the node.js and web development community giving it a shot and also some interesting looking projects. You can check it out at Continue reading “Taking a stab at the Go Language and file permissions”

Arch Linux Updates and Keyrings (key error)

Package managers are awesome, Windows 10 is finally getting one. I’ve loved apt, pacman, yum and the like ever since I had a stable internet connection.

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Node.js based Forum: NodeBB

NodeBB is a Node.js based forum software that has gained a lot of traction in the first year of its existance. It’s making use of to communicate between client and server in real time. This means that the whole experience of using a forum gravitates towards the feeling of a chat, with the benefits of only tuning in on topics that interest you. Continue reading “Node.js based Forum: NodeBB”