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Now with added SSL from letsencrypt

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 19:51

I’ve had SSL available on my site for some time using startssl, but as the certificate was expiring and requires manual renewal, I though it was time to try out letsencrypt. I’m a huge fan of the idea of letsencrypt, which is trying to bring free SSL encryption to the whole of the internet, in particular all the smaller sites who might not have the expertise to roll out SSL or where a cost might be restrictive.

There are a lot of scripts for powering letsencrypt, but getssl looked the best fit for my use case as I just wanted a simple script to generate certificates, not manage apache configs or anything else. It seems to do a pretty good job so far. I swapped over the certificates to the newly generated ones and it seems pretty smooth sailing.

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Microblog alternative to twitter

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 12:47

For any advocates of the #openweb , my microblog is also now at quitter.is/dowean

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Been reading a lot about #minimalism. Now have 32,509 bookmarks on the subject.

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 17:08

Been reading a lot about #minimalism.  Now have 32,509 bookmarks on the subject.

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NoSQL Podcast: Service deployments with JuJu Charms

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 15:07
In the latest episode of the NoSQL Podcast titled, Service Deployment with Juju Charms, we’re joined by Canonical’s, Michael Hall, and Juju Charm contributor, Jose Antonio Rey where we discuss deploying applications and services using Juju Charms. In this episode we get all the details from Michael regarding the background on Juju Charms and we have Jose explain […]
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Picture this, #Instagram: I’m leaving.

Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:07

Goodbye #Instagram.  Your collection of heavily-filtered, uncomposed photos was tiresome & uninspiring.

Time to pare-down the list of unnecessary social networks in my life.

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4:30am. What’s not to like!

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 05:30

You can drink tea, work in peace and quiet … and feel your eyes burn!  What’s not to like about 4:30am!

#work #coding #php

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Nintendo-Sony SNES-CD Hybrid

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:24

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2016/07/nintendo-playstation-hands-on/

The internet’s been alive with this story for a few days, so I’m late to the party.  But it finally reveals what we suspected existed for so long.

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Hey (Google) Drive, what is it good for?

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:51

Absolutely nothing.  Say it again!  Nothing apart from pegging the CPU on #macOS, anyway.  Gotta love #GoogleDrive !

 

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begone systemd! 

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 09:23

Should be an interesting morning. ☺ 

aptitude purge #systemd

#devuan #ftw #freedom

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Brexit result: thoughts are with MEPs

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 07:00

On this historic day of the #brexit result, my thoughts are with Britain’s MEPs who have worked tirelessly in our country’s interest within Europe, and who must now feel like the vote is a kick in the teeth.

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Poolside reading. Love my kobo. #kobo #summerday #chillin

Sun, 19/06/2016 - 12:38
from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1V7v1ex

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Sluggle IRC Bot

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 13:26

Today I released the first semi-stable version of sluggle, a simple IRC searchbot. The name is a contraction of Google and SLUG (an informal and inaccurate acronym for the Surrey Linux User Group).

Sluggle enables IRC users to search the Internet using Bing, to search Wolfram Alpha, to look up and shorten web addresses and to check the safety of sites.

For more details please visit sluggle.

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Server busy. Load Avg 100+!

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 12:08

Yup. Server is definitely busy.
load average: 101.86, 93.67, 61.21

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