This blog was offline for a few weeks I had my account suspended, my blog down, and a entirely warrented, and slightly annoyed email from my VPS host threatening to shut down my service if this happened again…. cause I was too lazy to set key based authentication. I always figured a reasonably strong, alphanumeric … Read moreI got hacked last month… so this is where I fess up to where I messed up.
Yeah, this is primarily for my own reference in case I need to rebuild but it might be useful for someone else. The night theme in ttrss is actually *meant* for night time use, and the developer has *gradually* added support for images to be monochrome. I use it all the time, and want colour. … Read moreGetting a dark, non monochrome theme for ttrss
And it was a minor pain. Everything is supported out of the box (even the emmc that makes older kernels apparently pitch a fit) *except* the trackpad.For some reason fedora (kde?) dosen’t support touch pads out of the box, and I didn’t have a spare mouse handy. Its detected but a pain to configure without … Read moreGot Fedora 21 working on the HP stream…
I’m not sure if the netbook is a Phoenix rising from the ashes or a zombie. The very small, low powered system with a *proper* keyboard is pretty handy, and while I won’t go as far as calling tablets a fad, a fancy touch screen is no match for a proper keyboard IMO. I tend … Read moreNew hardware Mini Review: The HP Stream 11
I tend to maintain two types of systems – high-mid range gaming PCs, like my lovely core i7, and low powered home servers. My old atom server is getting noisy, and I wanted to get a new toy. Ended up looking around and picking up a gigabyte brix – specifically a N2807 Unlike the systems … Read moreAdventures in ultra low cost system building, and getting my feet wet with fedora
(I’m talking about a bunch of different hardware here and as such, I’ve chosen to link the specific devices in question. These are things I bought, and have used, and I’m linking these as a reference in case people are curious) I’ve been working on fixing a few annoyances I’ve had with my home network.There … Read moreAdventures with homeplug AV
After yet another internet disconnection (at random) on my HTC one V, and needing to reboot it, I ended up deciding to get a new phone. I wish I could say I made an informed decision based on my needs and requirements I didn’t want to pay too much for it (since I’d be buying … Read moreA tale of two and a half phones
This pair of headphones and I have a long, convoluted history. I bought it on the recommendation of two of my friends who have the non TI model (and they bought it based off my research when I was looking at replacing my ATH M50). Lets start with the trivial stuff. This alone is … Read moreProduct Review – The Fisher Audio FA-003 TI
I used to be a google reader user before they shuttered. I then switched to the old reader – they had one hell of a site, but had scaling issues, the poor dears, and decided that they couldn’t handle us refugees. Lets be honest here. I could move again, but at this point of time, … Read moreSo, google reader is dead. and the old reader went private. What’s a RSS Fiend to do….
Upgraded my VPS (which this runs on) to a newer ubuntu LTS – this was suprisingly simple. My database is hosted elsewhere so that was a non issue (I need to do a test of the migration process at some point). As such all I needed to do was copy /var/www and /etc/ (though I … Read moreUpgrades!