Getting Started With Mastodon

I recently wrote and article on how Mastodon works; that seemed to get a hell of a lot of attention and positive feedback. However, a number of people asked for specifics on how the user interface (UI) wihtin Mastodon actually worked, and how to get started with the platform. So I thought I’d write a follow up piece on getting started with Mastodon.

How Does Mastodon Work?

This post will tell you everything you need to know to get started with the open source social network, Matsodon. If you’re asking yourself “how does Mastodon work?” this post will probably help.

The Laboriousness of “Lightweight Linux”

Why do Linux users seem to be so obsessed with their distro of choice being “lightweight”? I simply don’t get it, and quite frankly, I find the whole notion of “Lightweight Linux” laborious. Lightweight Linux is a farce Yes, that’s right. Linux needing to be “lightweight” is a complete an utter farce. Think about the […]

How To Secure WordPress

WordPress is used absolutely everywhere; there are over *76 million* WordPress sites across the Internet. This popularity makes WordPress a large target for attack, so knowing how to secure WordPress is extremely important.

More or Less WordPress Theme

I recently migrated my website away from Ghost and decided to go back to WordPress. Mainly so I didn’t have to maintain a dedicated server for the website. Problem was, I loved the theme I had on my Ghost site, so I wanted to emulate the look at closely as possible. The Hunt I didn’t […]

Can Software Be Alive?

I’m on holiday enjoying the sun, and I watch a tree moving in the wind. My mind begins to wander and I end up considering, can software be alive? Well, can it?

Fix the Large CloudStation System Tray Icon in Ubuntu

There is a bug within Synology’s CloudStation application for Ubuntu, whereby the system tray icon is HUGE. So much so that most of the icon is cut off, and it is a complete eye sore. In this post I will show you how to fix the large CloudStation system tray icon in Ubuntu.

Moving To A Static Website

I have had a personal website for quite a few years now and for most of that time I have used a CMS (Content Management System). I’ve now decided to move over to a static website, but what is a static website and why the change?

Microsoft Acquires GitHub – My Thoughts

It has been a couple of days since the announcement was made that Microsoft acquires GitHub. As soon as the announcement broke, Fosstodon (my Mastodon instance) was immediately awash with people complaining about the acquisition, stating that Microsoft would inevitably ruin GitHub. For the most part I have stayed pretty quiet on the whole thing, […]

Nextcloud On A Raspberry Pi 3+

I’ve set up Nextcloud on a Raspberry Pi 3+. This post is about my experience so far and whether Nextcloud on a Pi is a viable option for production.