New year, new (sysadmin) me, or something like that. Step one was to fix a failing backup jobs on my Synology NAS. As usual, things escalated. This blog post has nothing really to do with that backup job, which turned… Read On
Every couple of years I rebuild my main development VPS for some reason or another. Months ago I realised that I had gradually worked my way up the DigitalOcean spec list but was now using a fraction of the resources…. Read On
As part of an ongoing experiment with kubernetes and lots of WordPress instances I wanted to set up a site that talked to an Amazon RDS MySQL database. The unknown part was how to do this over SSL using the… Read On
Is there a way to use variables in an Apache config file? Specifically for the port number in a `VirtualHost` block? The answer is, kind of… Why is this even a problem? My VPS is a mix between a productive… Read On
Is it possible to renew a Let’s Encrypt certificate and drop one or more domains at the same time? Yes it is. Some Background Here’s the scenario. I have abc.com, xyz.com and foobar.com all on a single Let’s Encrypt certificate…. Read On
Currently based near Bath, working at Qunifi. I’ve been fiddling
with technology for as long as I can remember. I use this site as a place to blog about interesting development stories and web projects that I think others might find useful.