7

Sep/20

Upgrading MySQL Running In Docker (Compose)

Overview I wanted to try and upgrade my MySQL database from 5.7 to 8.0 however I have containerised my database install. What I thought was a immutable container would be a simple burn and switch turned out to be a … Continue reading

4

May/20

Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Clipboard Sharing Not Working Using VirtualBox

I have a desktop Ubuntu virtual machine(VM) ready to be cloned so I can spin up a VM as quick as possible. Recently, the machines would loose the ability to share clipboard and the fix is below: sudo apt install … Continue reading

2

Dec/19

Pi-hole DNS Filtering

Overview Pi-hole is a very light weight, DNS filtering server. It’s so light that there are reports it can even run on a Raspberry Pi 1! Example reasons for filtering DNS include blocking ads to filtering out harmful sites (content … Continue reading

6

May/19

Converting IFTTT Date And Time From Fitbit

Overview If This Then That (IFTTT) has helpful human readable date time format but it doesn’t help any systems trying to use the date time in other systems. This is one way to covert it if the data is going … Continue reading

30

Sep/18

Manually Setting Up Webserver Time Trial

Overview In this day and age, setting up a server is a non event with cloud computing. I am currently behind in setting things up manually and scripts rather than using a tool. I have dabbled in Vagrant and Chef. … Continue reading

3

Sep/18

HAProxy Redirect Unknown Subdomains

Overview It’s possible to redirect non configured sub domains to a different error message rather than a default or error 503 which is a server side error. Edit /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg and add the following to the default frontend: default_backend no-match Then … Continue reading

6

Aug/18

Ubuntu to Alpine Docker Images

I did a quick test and switched the base OS in a docker image which I use for backing up MySQL database and the size difference is amazing! Going from Ubuntu 18:04 to Alpine latest (version) means the combined OS … Continue reading

4

Jun/18

Securing HAProxy Headers

Overview https://securityheaders.io will give a score of how well placed the HTTP headers are on a site ranging from A+ to F (not sure what the R rating is for). Headers are a powerful meta (invisible to the naked eye) … Continue reading