Category Archives: Tech

SSL at Last!

Well, it took a while, but I finally got the SSL certificate installed. The site is now officially secured! (that’s been nagging at me for a while). It’s great that LetsEncrypt is free, but troubleshooting certbot is a pain. Wasn’t even the same problems as when I installed certs on https://csci1210.com and https://csci1720.net Sign. But I perservered, and finally got it working

Well, allright!

So I got the server OS updated to Ubuntu 20.04. Couple of stumbling blocks: 20.04 is so new that sudo do-release-upgrade didn’t catch the new version. A little research, and sudo do-release-upgrade -d fixed that Mysql then didn’t want to work. During the upgrade, I just kept old config files whenever prompted. Apparently, a couple of deprecated variables carried over — query-cache-limit and query-cache-size.’ Once … Continue reading Well, allright! »

Changes

A friend asked me for some help with his WordPress site yesterday, which kind of rekindled my interest in this one. I’ve made some changes ‘under-the-hood,’ which shouldn’t be obvious to you, the visitor. There are a few more I want to do, but its been a long day. We’re now running on Ubuntu 18.04 and PHP 7.2. Tomorrow, maybe, I’m going to upgrade the … Continue reading Changes »

WoW

Well, last night I did it. I got my first toon all the way up to Level 120. Yay, me. Seems a bit anti-climatic in retrospect. But at 2:00 am it was a pretty heady rush, let me tell you. I’m thinking of changing specialties and going from there. Maybe pick up a profession or two — this character, I didn’t bother. Inflation is so … Continue reading WoW »

DevOps

So, I’ve been trying to develop more material for my System Administration class. Though I loathe using other folks’ material, I found this on Slideshare, and think it’s pretty good. DevOps is a huge thing in IT now. I make them read The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, which is an excellent story about how application of DevOps … Continue reading DevOps »

I thought this was neat

So, I’m still working on creating an ‘Advanced System Administration’ class, and have been casting about for topics to include. I think building around the philosophy of DevOps might prove to be the answer. I did a search for DevOps tools, thinking ‘labs,’ and found this. More stuff than I ever thought existed… If anyone has any ideas, I’d love to hear them. I’d like … Continue reading I thought this was neat »