Install Zabbix on an AWS Instance with Amazon Linux

Amazon Linux is cheaper than the other Linux flavors available in AWS, but the package manager is missing a few things – namely Zabbix. Let’s install Zabbix! UPDATE: Oh, but hold the phone! I went about this entirely the wrong way! As Tag mentions in the comments below, there is a much better way to do […]


“OK, so which levels does this occur on?” “1,2, and 4.” “Not 3?” “Not 3.” “And this only happens on mobile?” “Yes, but only some mobile devices” Well shit. Every level of the maze uses the same logic. They are all checking collisions based on whether or not the player’s “pawn” came in contact with […]

Yum Commands Always Result in “Killed”

Here’s some background; I have a VPS that was giving a “Killed” message before any Yum command could finish Some sample output is below Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: * epel: * extras: * updates: debug                                                    | 2.5 kB     00:00 debug/primary_db                                         | 1.2 MB     00:00 […]

All Japanese Characters Become Periods in Linux When Using Putty

Excuse the misleading title. I am trying to reap that sweet sweet SEO. This actually applies to any UTF8 character entered into Putty, and it is a Putty setting, not a Linux setting. Pretty much everything that accepts input and built within the past several years will already use UTF8, so that isn’t the issue. […]