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Digital Ocean is an accessible cloud computing resource, which will give you access to a system without needing to maintain it or give up your current set up. It's great for getting familiar with linux, testing projects, and even deploying an application. Here's how to get started.

Through the github education pack, you get $50 of credit to Digital Ocean for free! This is about 10 months of usage, depending on what you're using it for. To get the credit: 1. Click the "Request a Discount" button in the top-right-hand corner of the github education pack page. 2. Fill out the form as is appropriate for you (you almost certainly want an individual account, unless you know otherwise), and make sure you use your Oregon State email address when sending the request, even if this is not the email you have ...more

It's week 9, which means that you've probably invested many hours in a final paper or project for at least one class.

This is your reminder to stop and ask yourself:

If the most important file in my project suddenly disappeared, what would I do?

If the answer is git checkout -- filename or cp filename_yesterdays_date filename, you're on the right track! If losing the file would ruin your day, take a few minutes now to prevent it from getting lost in the future.

Verify your backups.

If you think that you know how to restore your file, do a test right now. Make a copy of the project's entire folder and, in that copy, actually delete the file. Now try to get it back. If you don't have a plan for getting your work back, or the backup solution you thought you had isn't working, you can set one up now while your work still exists!

Decide how serious a ...more

This guide will be targeted toward LUG officers who haven't done channel administration on Freenode before, but contains information that's relevant if you want to start your own channel as well.

First, go read all the freenode guidelines, but especially the channel guidelines and faq. These will explain why you should not wear your "hat" indoors, and other essential pieces of etiquette.

Getting help

Rather than Googling around, the best way to get help with nick, channel, and channel listing on Freenode is:

/msg nickserv help
/msg chanserv ...more


In the irc guide the goal was to get you on irc and able to talk to people. hopefully once you start using irc you won't stop and with the amount of time you are about to spend on irc you should tune it for you.

over the course of the guide we are going to be going over two things how to use weechat and how to configure weechat.

To go along with this guide I have created a quick and dirty weechat guide. where this guide goes over the what why and how of changes made, the quick guide simply hands you some weechat configs and goes ovther the basics of how to use them. if you are a new user the quick guide will save you time and help get you going. if you are a current weechat user I recommned you go though this guide and decied for yourself what changes you want to make to your cofigs.


In weechat everything lives in a buffer (kinda like a tab). The /buffer command is used to ...more

WeeChat, intro

The weechat guide is broken into two parts. the first part is all about how to use weechat. It starts by handing you a git repo of weechat config files to give you a better "defult" After getting that setup the rest of the guide will go over how to use these configs. The seconed guide is the advanced guide, it goes over the changes made to these configs as indavduall changes with the what, why, and how of the change. If you are an exesting weechat user and dont want to uproot your current setup I recommed you go though the advanced guide and decided what parts of the guide you want to add into your configs.


Weechat store all of its congis in ~/.weechat. If you start up weechat with nothing there it will genarate defult configs and put them there. If you have already been using weechat you will want to back your old config at ~/.weechat first. then make sure that ...more