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Securing my witterings: Cloudflare Universal SSL and WordPress

Ok, a bit unfair – my mind has clearly been infected by skimming one too many clickbait headlines: I am sorry. I use CloudFlare for most of my…

New Gallery (again)

Time for another make-over: my old gallery subdomain was fine at the time, but has suffered from 5 years of neglect and has become rather dated and annoying…

WordPress, lighttpd and HTTP 500 errors

So this has been driving me potty, but thanks to this bug report and lots of checkbox clicking it turns out that the Google Sitemap plugin v2.7 from…

CloudFlare: Welcome to the Collective

Home hosting of content is a great idea (I’ve been doing it for over a decade) but at some stage the cons start to outweigh the pros. In…

new theme for mobile viewers

I’m a huge fan of CSS and intelligent use of it such as removing images, background colours and scaling down font sizes for print, but some things need…

Good enough for Amazon, good enough for me

Amazon blocks Phorm adverts scan: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7999635.stm I hadn’t previously bothered to do this, as it seemed to be too early to say how Phorm would turn out and…

strange things are afoot at the circle k

Previously, most automated vulnerability probing I’ve seen on my systems has been brute force and fairly ignorant: one IP address tries many, many (and in some cases many,…

i is in yr pool, sinking yr servr3s

After meaning to get around to it for a year or so, I’ve finally got my Qube 2 providing time public services to the NTP UK Pool. Check…

last.fm widget

The ‘local noise’ entry in the sidebar is now active with last.fm‘s Flash based widget and shows the most recent tracks I’ve been listening too. Not that exciting,…

gallery.minimal.cx – restyled

gallery.minimal.cx: http://gallery.minimal.cx/ After a few days of PHP brutality, I’ve redesigned the gallery to use my own OSS POTD software, Alder. I aim to have daily updates –…

minimalist gallery

After far too long leaving my gallery languishing, it’s now been reborn in a very bare fashion: using (at the moment) {Lightroom} to caption and edit, and the…

here i am. no i’m not

Well, the issues with my ADSL line are getting worse: it seems to loose DSL sync randomly and no combination of phone sockets or microfilters appears to help….

poor connectivity

If you’re having issues trying to access this or any other site hosted here then no, it’s probably not you: my DSL router appears to be having lots…

ADSL2 speed estimator

DSL ZoneUK – Common terms: http://www.dslzoneuk.net/maxspeed.php If you’re on one of the majority of BT’s exchanges in the UK then by the 31st of March 2006 it ought…

Skycache – About

Skycache – About: http://skycache.pureftpd.org/project/skycache This is a very quick and easy caching solution – I’ve checked it in on top of my (hacked-about-a-lot) {Wordpress} install and it does…