Deploying a Ghost Blog to Heroku

Posted on February 11th, 2016

Picking a blogging platform can get really complicated when you start comparing all the different ones out there; Wordpress, Blogger, Ghost, Medium, (what MonkeyHacks is powered by!), etc. ...

How to Set Up a Spigot Minecraft Server on Linux

Posted on December 15th, 2015

Awhile ago, I wrote an article about how to setup a Vanilla Minecraft server on Linux. I received some questions from readers about how they could add mods to their server. The most popular plugins ...

Installing RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 14.04

Posted on May 13th, 2015

By default, RabbitMQ packages are included in Ubuntu and Debian Linux distributions. The problem is, they are horribly outdated. You are far better off downloading the package online and installing ...

Setting up Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 14.04

Posted on February 9th, 2015

In this tutorial, we will be installing Ruby via RVM, Rails, and PostgreSQL on your system running Ubuntu 14.04. I'll take you through it in what I hope are easy steps follow. Installing Ruby Before ...

How To Set Up a Minecraft Server on Linux

Posted on December 5th, 2014

There are many ways to set up a Minecraft server, and tons of options out there where you can simply pay to have someone else host one for you. Fortunately, setting up your own server (for free), is ...

Andrew Backes

A Software Engineer living in Milwaukee, WI. Passionate about web/software development, tech, open source, and gaming.