Cold weather and app updates

Well, I spent the better part of 6 months in Hamburg, and it was super nice! until it wasnt. After living in australia for the past 20 years, I forgot that i just dont like the cold. And while it’s not exactly arctic cold, when it gets below around 15 degrees celcius, my body and mind just dont work. No problem I figured, Its only a few months, and I can get a whole lot of work done when im stuck inside… If only it were that easy. »

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Updating to SpamAssassin 3.4.2 on Plesk Onyx running on Centos 7

So, SpamAssassin was just recently updated to v3.4.2 after a number of years of no updates. And, as I like new things - of course i would update. But after digging around in Plesk, and then also dropping down to the command line - I discovered it was not going to be a simple update. So of course I jump on DuckDuckGo to look for a solution. this is the thread I found, which was almost exactly what I needed: https://talk. »

Restarting NodeBB after a crash and at login

I ran in to a minor issue the other day with my NobeBB install, and woke up to find it had crashed. Not really a big deal, as it is super easy to restart. But restarting it manually after a crash, or system reboot is not ideal - there must be a better way. And of course there is, and its super easy using systemd. There’s official docs on how to set this up. »

Migrating away from Wordpress to Hugo

In my quest to remove all php code from my site, it was time to get rid of Wordpress. don’t get me wrong, Wordpress is a great platform and is extremely useful for many different applications, but does feel very heavy for how I use it - as a simple blog. I use minimal plugins, and really only wanted a secure platform to share my thoughts and interests quickly. Searching for a replacement I looked into Ghost, and really thought that this would become my new blogging platform. »

Migrating from myBB to NodeBB postgreSQL

Ok, so I’ve recently upgraded my support forum from myBB to a NodeBB install. I’d like to stay it was easy - well it kinda was, but there were many steps, so I thought I’d quickly outline what i did. The migration was a couple of weeks ago now - and not super fresh in my mind, so this is not a complete migration tutorial - more of an overview »