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14 Dec 2018

What is actually on this VPS?

Dev Kubernetes MySQL Netlify Perl SysAdmin

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

AWS Dev Docker Kubernetes MySQL WordPress

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

Dev SysAdmin

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

Dev SysAdmin

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

22 Oct 2018

Trying To Stop Windows 10 Changing My Keyboard Layout

Dev Windows

For reasons that perhaps make up another blog post, my primary development machine these days is an old Macbook Pro running Windows 10. I alternate between a Microsoft Sculpt keyboard and the laptop keyboard itself depending on where I’m working…. Read On

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