Posts by Karim Sultan

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When is Cheryl’s Birthday? The Solution

Those who know me, know I love logic puzzles.  I always have a book of them around.

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What is the Digital Divide?

If you’re reading this article, you’re likely on the privileged side of the digital divide.  And you may be asking,...

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How to Use Colors in Bash Scripts Made Simple

Color can be added to a terminal window output in Bash scripts using escape codes. Note that the effects will...

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How to Use Arrays in Bash Made Simple

Bash may not be a full programming language, but it is a good scripting language and every scripting language needs...

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Understanding Bash Functions Made Simple

The Bash shell supports functions, although they are not as powerful as their programming language cousins.  This post is designed...

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How to Use a Remote Database with Web Platform Installer (WPI) in IIS

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WPI) is an essential tool for any IIS administrator. Not only does it let you install...

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How to Get Ping to Report Failure in Linux

Using ping to determine if a host is up is easy; but when you want to report that a host...

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How to Get your Current Fedora Version

To determine your current version of Fedora, use the following bash command:

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How to Clear the Windows DNS Cache

The Windows DNS Resolver will cache DNS lookups on your computer for the Time-To-Live period (TTL).  If you change your...

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Using the Wizdler Chrome Extension

Google Chrome has a great extension for accessing web services: Wizdler

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