VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]


Free multiple software installer

by Ruchira on April 19, 2013

    If you want to setup a new computer or install software which you use regularly after a system format, You will have to dedicate much of your valuable time for that. Downloading and installing software one by one is boring and “ninite” is here to overcome that problem.  Ninite is a multiple software installer […]


  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here https://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]


Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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If you work in front of the computer quite a lot, You might have eye strain issues. On Laptops this is not a big issue because those have the ability to dim the light considerably. But in my case I use a desktop for work and monitors doesn’t have the ability to dim extensively like laptops.  Even […]


How to run MTR report on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on April 2, 2013

  MTR its a well known network diagnostic tool which you can use to troubleshoot connectivity problems on your network or servers. As the official web site for MTR says mtr combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs in a single network diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the […]


Linode is my favorite go to provider for virtual private servers. I have been using Linode in production for more than 2 years and I have yet to face any trouble such as down times etc. You can find the reviews I done here and here .  I know linode is expensive but their service is purely unmatched by its rivals. Linode […]

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How to install Evernote on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on March 13, 2013

  Evernote is my favorite note taking application which I use everyday to keep in track of my work and even these blog posts. Whenever I get an idea I jot down it on my Evernote app on my Android, Mac or Evernote web page on my Ubuntu PC. If you are frequent reader of this blog you […]