Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 2

In part 1 of this series I explained how to create a free Micro Linux server on Amazon EC2 suitable for running a small Minecraft server. In this article I will discuss how to connect to your new server, install Minecraft and configure it.

1. Connecting to your server for the first time

By now we have a . . . → Read More: Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 2

Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 1

My 11 year old son is a Minecraft addict. If you don’t know anything about Minecraft you are obviously not a 10-12 year old boy or one the 11+ million registered users worldwide. To save you a Google search, it’s a multi-player game where you travel around artificial worlds digging, building and blowing things up. Just . . . → Read More: Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 1

No more ads

As of today I am removing all advertising from my blog.

To me online advertising was an experiment¬†and a learning exercise. The experiment is now complete and I have learnt a very valuable lesson – online advertising is just not for me. Of the 6000+ page views to date, only 28 have resulted in an ad . . . → Read More: No more ads

Review: Western Digital My Book Live

The advent of digital media Рphotos, videos and music Рhas meant many of us are struggling to store, manage  and backup Gigabytes and even Terabytes of precious data.

Traditionally, this data would be stored on a single desktop or laptop computer. That’s fine but most families want to share this data so all members of . . . → Read More: Review: Western Digital My Book Live

Review: Nuforce Icon integrated desktop amplifier

My office desktop audio setup has always been the poor cousin of my main home theatre setup in the family room. The problem is, I spend way more time in my office these days and I always listen to music when I am on the PC. So when I was listening to music most often I . . . → Read More: Review: Nuforce Icon integrated desktop amplifier