Dec
20th

Geek Software of the Week: Apache Log Viewer

Do you need to check stats on your web sites? This is the tool for you!

Apache Log Viewer

“Apache Logs Viewer (ALV) is a free and powerful tool which lets you monitor, view and analyze Apache/IIS/nginx logs with more ease. It offers search and filter functionality for the log file, highlighting the various http requests based on their status code. There is also a report facility, thus you can generate a pie/bar chart in seconds. Together with this there are also statistics where you can get the top hits, top errors, number of status codes, total bandwidth and more.

Apache Logs Viewer is a great tool to use for web analytics. Use it to get your website more productive, detect any errors and fix them. You can determine the visitors originating country and if the referrer logging is enabled than it is easier to see from which website the clients are coming from, the search terms used and which pages where visited.

Features

  • Easy installation (Windows/Linux Application)
  • Does not require installing on Apache Server/IIS/nginx server
  • Color log according to status codes
  • Translate IP to Country (fast with no lookups)
  • Search for IP Address, Request String, Date, Referrer (and others)
  • Filter by any column
  • Export to text file/comma separated value, txt/csv
  • Visual Reports (Pie/Bar Charts)
  • Statistics

Some of the available Reports: (Pie/Bar Graph)

  • User Agents
  • Hits each Day
  • Visits by Country
  • Visits by Request *
  • Visits by Referrer *
  • Visits by IP *
  • Visits by User Agent (Browser) *
  • Visits from Country *
  • Unique Hits *
  • Bot Hits *
  • Request Analysis *
  • Visual Country Visits

* Report is available with a valid Unlock Code (see below).

Supported Web Servers

  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Nginx
  • Wamp

UNLOCK

Apache Logs Viewer is free for unlimited use, however some features are locked. To unlock these features please support this app by a small donation €12 (approx. $16.50) (for individuals). You will be given a unique unlock code which will unlock the locked features. This unlock code also includes free upgrades for that version whenever they are available. Locked features are distinguishable because they are greyed out.”

Dec
12th

Geek Software of the Week: MultCloud!

MultCloud

Combine your cloud accounts into one awesome service with MultCloud!

MultCloud – Put multiple cloud drives into one Free App for Managing Files across Cloud Drives

“File Transfer across Cloud Drives
Help you transfer files among multiple cloud storage services easily. For instance, move files from Dropbox to OneDrive.

Cloud File Manager
Use MultCloud as if it were the Windows Explorer. It comes with all-in-one files management, including upload, download, cut, copy, paste, delete, rename, search, share and so on.

Combination of Cloud Space
Every cloud drive provides a certain amount of free storage. MultCloud allows you to combine together.”

Dec
7th

Geek Software of the Week: ADrive!

This is a cool service that is free for 50 gig, and then is only $25.00 per year for 100 gig! This is the lowest price for this kind of service I have ever seen! You HAVE to check this out! Plus, it is one of the few services that let you use SFTP to transfer files!

ADrive Cloud Service

Securely Store & Manage Your Files in the ADrive Cloud:

  • Centralize Your Files.
  • Securely store, manage and share all of your music, videos, photos, documents & more!
  • Anytime, Anywhere Access.
  • Securely access, manage, edit and share your files anywhere at anytime.
  • Back It Up.
  • Computer crashed? Lost your laptop? By storing your files in the ADrive cloud you always have a copy. Toss those external hard drives, USB drives and other backup devices!
Nov
29th

Geek Software of the Week: Voicemeeter!

Voicemeeter
This week’s Geek Software of the Week is actually pretty exciting for me… mainly because it’s nostalgic. When I started the Dr. Bill podcast, which, believe it or not, was almost 10 years ago, I used an Open Source piece of software called Podstation. Podstation is no longer being developed… and actually, it was quite buggy in several of its features. However, I used it exclusively to make, what was then, an audio podcast. This week’s Geek Software of the Week is a virtual audio board on your computer, similar to the old Podstation software, but it is designed for gamers, podcasters, and users of Skype that want to do audio conferences. It is called Voicemeeter! If you’re in need of an audio mixing board on your computer.. check out this software!

Voicemeeter – Virtual Audio Mixer

The Virtual Audio Mixer

“VoiceMeeter is able to mix audio sources coming from audio device as well as from audio applications. it mixes 3 Inputs to 3 outputs though 2 buses. Then Microphone, Music, Movie, Skype call, video game sound, net radio… can be mixed and sent to different audio outputs, VOIP or Recording Application…

as Virtual Audio Device

Voicemeeter is an application endowed with Virtual Audio I/O and can be used as main audio device by your system, like it was hardware mixing console. Voicemeeter supports all audio interface: MME, Direct-X, KS, WaveRT, WASAPI, and ASIO to connect audio pro DAW or musical instrument.

Voicemeeter new audio experiences

[1]- To mix your voice with your music on Skype or Google Voice and make your live podcast or own radio program.
[2]- To use 2x USB Headset on a computer, for VOIP applications or online educational program.
[3]- To Play Video Game in 5.1 and keep the MIC for communication with your team.
[4]- To make tutorial with your preferred audio/video capture software.
[5]- To Record Conference or Interview in multichannel for post production.
[6]- To use different Audio Application together and record the performance in live with your preferred DAW.
[7]- Finally to manage simply whatever sound sources on your computer in an easy way.

Voicemeeter Mixing Console

Voicemeeter is the first Application working as a virtual Mixer, able to manage every audio sources and audio points

By Including various DSP algorithms from VB-Audio, Voicemeeter is a concentrate of technology letting you control the sound as you want, without worrying about any limitations. Made it your way and retrieve feeling of vintage analog mixing console !

Voicemeeter is a Unique Application designed for everyone willing to manage audio in a smart way! For VOIP users, Broadcasters, Podcasters, Video gamers, Musicians, DJ’s and whatever Sound Lovers, P.A. System tweaker, Home-Cinema audiophiles…”

How to Use Voicemeeter to blend two Skype Account’s Audio


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Nov
22nd

Geek Software of the Week: FileZilla!

FileZillaI simply can’t believe that FileZilla has NOT already been a GSotW, but I did a search on the site, and it hasn’t! What!?! I use it almost as much as I use ANY piece of software! I use it on my Linux systems, on my Mac systems, and on my PC systems! Dewd! How did I not mention it already?!? (well, I have mentioned it in my “perfect Linux builds” posts, but… wow!) This has been a major oversight! So, consider it rectified!

FileZilla – FREE FTP Client and Server

“FileZilla, (is) the free FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Overview
FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

Features
Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Tabbed user interface
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Bookmarks
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Directory comparison
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
  • Logging to file
  • Synchronized directory browsing
  • Remote file search”
Nov
15th

Geek Software of the Week: BOClean!

A free malware cleaner from Commodo for you this week! One caveat: it is very aggressive! It is almost “Nanny-like” in it’s protection!

BOClean Anti-Malware

Why use BOClean anti malware?

“Spyware. Keyloggers. Rootkits. Adware. Hijackers. The list of threats to PC security is long, varied, and pretty scary. Our BOClean Anti Malware software automatically detects and destroys the many different types of malware.

Even if you’re the most careful PC user out there, malware can find a way to download itself onto the computer. A seemingly innocent email from a friend could in fact be a stealth method of exploiting security features. What appears to be a favorite website could in fact be an imposter, foisting its own malware on unsuspecting visitors. There are literally hundreds of ways in which personal information and entire operating system can be hijacked.

Here’s the good news: BOClean’s available, and it’s free. BOClean runs in the background without being bothersome, monitoring the memory for any malware-related activity. When it discovers malware, it deletes malware. Simple as that. And because of its unique memory-detection system, BOClean manages to catch malicious software earlier than most antivirus programs. It’s anti malware software you can set and forget.

Features of BOClean

  • Full spectrum anti malware coverage and protection
  • Protection against “Trojan Horse” attacks, spam proxies, and spam relays
  • Disconnects the threat without disconnecting you
  • Automatic updates for the latest in anti malware protection

Once installed, BOClean constantly watches memory, file system, and registry, waiting for any malware that attempts to load. Once it detects the presence of a malicious program, it springs into action. Malware: gone. Plus, BOClean expertly removes any and all ‘hooks’ the malware may have injected into the system, and restores its original condition.”

Nov
8th

Geek Software of the Week: MariaDB!

MariaDB is a completely “plug-and-play” replacement for MySQL DB. Why would I want to leave MySQL. Well, the MySQL project was acquired by ORACLE, like OpenOffice was. So… well, now you know why! MariaDB is for both Linux and Windows. It is lighter, faster, simpler to deal with, and very cool!

MariaDB

“MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

MariaDBMariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. To accomplish this, the MariaDB Foundation work closely and cooperatively with the larger community of users and developers in the true spirit of Free and open source software, and release software in a manner that balances predictability with reliability.

Why use MariaDB?

Famously Open
Our open license model and the enthusiasm of 100,000s of users globally makes MariaDB ideal for your web project

Global Expertise
Build a world-class database with five-nines performance and low operational costs. We’re there to help 24x7x365

Certified Binaries
Subscriptions come with certified stability, performance, scaling and features that you can trust to run your business”

Oct
31st

Geek Software of the Week: Unison – File Synchronizer!

Keep a replica (backup) of your files with this week’s GSotW! And it works for Linux or Windows!

Unison – File Synchronizer

“Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.), uni-directional mirroring utilities (rsync, etc.), and other synchronizers (Intellisync, Reconcile, etc). However, there are several points where it differs:

  • Unison runs on both Windows and many flavors of Unix (Solaris, Linux, OS X, etc.) systems. Moreover, Unison works across platforms, allowing you to synchronize a Windows laptop with a Unix server, for example.
  • Unlike simple mirroring or backup utilities, Unison can deal with updates to both replicas of a distributed directory structure. Updates that do not conflict are propagated automatically. Conflicting updates are detected and displayed.
  • Unlike a distributed filesystem, Unison is a user-level program: there is no need to modify the kernel or to have superuser privileges on either host.
  • Unison works between any pair of machines connected to the internet, communicating over either a direct socket link or tunneling over an encrypted ssh connection. It is careful with network bandwidth, and runs well over slow links such as PPP connections. Transfers of small updates to large files are optimized using a compression protocol similar to rsync.
  • Unison is resilient to failure. It is careful to leave the replicas and its own private structures in a sensible state at all times, even in case of abnormal termination or communication failures.
  • Unison has a clear and precise specification.
  • Unison is free; full source code is available under the GNU Public License.”
Oct
19th

Geek Software of the Week: Proxmox VE!

Proxmox VE 3.3

“Proxmox VE is a complete open source virtualization management solution for servers. It is based on KVM virtualization and container-based virtualization and manages virtual machines, storage, virtualized networks, and HA Clustering.

The enterprise-class features and the intuitive web interface are designed to help you increase the use of your existing resources and reduce hardware cost and administrating time – in business as well as home use. You can easily virtualize even the most demanding Linux and Windows application workloads.

Powerful and Lightweight

Proxmox VE is open source software, optimized for performance and usability. For maximum flexibility, we implemented two virtualization technologies – Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and container-virtualization.

Open Source

VE uses a Linux kernel and is based on the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution. The source code of Proxmox VE is released under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3 (GNU AGPL, v3). This means that you are free to inspect the source code at any time or contribute to the project yourself.

Using open source software guarantees full access to all functionalities – as well as high security and reliability. Everybody is encouraged to contribute while Proxmox ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Open source hypervisor KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It is a kernel module added to mainline Linux.

With KVM you can run multiple virtual machines by running unmodified Linux or Windows images. It enables users to be agile by providing robust flexibility and scalability that fit their specific demands. Proxmox Virtual Environment uses KVM virtualization since the beginning at 2008, since 0.9beta2.

Container-based virtualization

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Proxmox VE uses OpenVZ virtualization since the beginning of the project in 2008.”

Oct
11th

Geek Software of the Week: Clementine! (For Linux and Windows)

ClementineThis week’s GSotW was suggested by Linux user Rod, who watches the show! Thanks, Rod!

Clementine is for Linux AND Windows! Check it out!

Clementine – Music Player and Organizer

“Clementine is a multiplatform music player and library organizer. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.”


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