SysAdmin

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

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

02 Mar 2018

Proxy Specific Sites with PAC Files

Dev SysAdmin

Proxy auto-config files, or PAC files, are a neat way to programmatically decide whether to send requests for a website via a proxy or direct. This post is a brief introduction on how to write and install such a file…. Read On

15 Feb 2018

When does running git clone give a dirty working directory?

Dev Git SysAdmin

(Half Relevant) Back Story I recently changed laptops at work. The change was more involved than copying files from one machine to another as the switch was also in terms of operating system, from macOS to Windows 10. No bother… Read On

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