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08 Jan 2019

A Story about Let’s Encrypt and my Synology NAS

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

14 Dec 2018

What is actually on this VPS?

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

07 Dec 2018

WordPress Docker Image with MySQL Client SSL

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

01 Dec 2018

Bulk Updating Apache VirtualHost Ports

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

07 Nov 2018

Renew LetsEncrypt Cert and Remove Unused Domains

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.

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