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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? I’ve always used either WordPress or Ghost as my […]

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 recently bought myself the new Raspberry Pi 3+ with the intention of setting up a Nextcloud server on it, for all my personal cloud needs. Let’s take a look at how things went… My Setup I have only owned one Raspberry Pi in the past, which is the original version, which now sits in […]

Why HTTPS Is Important

You may have heard of Let’s Encrypt, the free certificate authority who are hell-bent on getting HTTPS everywhere. But why is that little green padlock in your browser so important? Let’s take a look… What Is HTTPS? I suppose a good place to start would be telling you guys what HTTPS actually is. If you […]

Why Your Password Is Probably Crap

You’re a technical person. You don’t need to use a password manager, because you have mastered the art of obfuscating your password so it can never be cracked, right? Wrong! Let’s have a chat about why your password is probably crap… First of all, if you’re not running a password manager, why not? They will […]

Are Password Managers Really Worth It?

I recently got chatting to someone on Fosstodon about password security and in particular, password managers. But I thought I’d share my thoughts here also, as I have much more than 500 characters to play with. 🙂 What Is A Password Manager? Let’s start with the basics – what is a password manager? Well, the […]

Why You Should Own Your Own Domain

Unless you have been living in a bubble for the last 20 years, the Internet is probably a very large part of your life. From establishing an online identity, to having a personally branded email address that’s easy to share. Owning your own domain name has a lot of advantages. What is a domain? Chances […]

Things To Consider When Starting A Blog

Back in 2010 I started a blog on Google’s free blogging platform, Blogger. Fast forward a few years and my blog was self-hosted and gaining over 2.5 million unique visits every month. Along the way, I made a lot of mistakes. Some were nothing more than a learning curve, but others had the potential to […]