Lessons learnt from setting up a low memory VPS with CentOS

So recently I decided to scaled down even further in the cloud (well, webfaction is good but it's shared, and many of the cloud services online are just expensive [Azure's cheapest with 1GHz dedicated core and 768MB RAM costs around USD$9 a month, while AWS's crappy micro instance throttles my server to a standstill regularly]), and I found this. Got their $19/year plan, and it comes with 192MB RAM, burstable up to 220MB, with CentOS 64bit. I got one, and all was well, that was, at least before I ran yum update (note, i tested…

A thank you to people who have helped me :)

I first entered the geek scene as a complete noob 2 years ago. I still rmb selling my soul to GeekcampSG in 2010, when Luther tempted me with a GeekcampSG shirt then (that I couldn't fit inside, bloody hell, cheat my soul =P). Went for GeekcampSG to get a size M shirt (people who know me will know that it is impossible to fit me inside one of those things), but was blown away by the many cool things on display. I rmb being extremely wowed by the Makerbot, and a bunch of random geek…

The curiously user-unfriendly SD Card reader on the MacBook Pro

Recently got myself a 16gb micro SD Card to replace the 8GB one on my phone. Plugged it into the Macbook Pro using the adapter. Couldn't write to it but could read it. Same thing happened for the 8GB one that worked perfectly on the phone too. And it couldn't write in both locked/unlocked mode. Turns out you actually have to push the write protect switch to the center of the switch, such that it tends slightly towards the unlocked position, but not all the way. Your switch has to be floating between the 2…