OSJournal – Back to my root and giving back to the community

I have been blessed to be able to make my living by utilizing open source software and community. I remember during my freshmen days in college, I was introduced to Unix shell by my professor, and from there on, my interests in how operating system works peaked- especially Linux.

I was involved in several open source projects such as FoxServ, Fedora, and BlueLinux by contributing community engagement and documentations, and went on to other development projects such as Post-Nuke CMS. Since 2005, I have been focusing on publishing and datacenter operation of my company in Japan – both, are powered by open source technology.

Today, we launched a site dedicated to Open Source and FOSS advocacy called OSJournal – a site where we would share/publish sysadmin guide, analysis of the industry, and spotlight of open source projects. If you would like to contribute, feel free to contact me.

How to setup pptp VPN server on Linux [Tutorial]

I’m moving to Japan very soon and remembered that Google Voice won’t be working once I step onto Land of the Rising Sun. So I figured I should setup a VPN tunneling for me to access services that is available only in the US. Setting up PPTPD is fairly easy and straight forward. I’m using SoftLayer BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) which cost $70/month for 2TB bandwidth (inbound bandwidth is free – unlike Rackspace cloud).

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