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13 posts are tagged "server"

Pico CMS TagBlog Theme

This Pico CMS theme is fully centered around a tag list/cloud - other means of navigation, apart from a manually built menu, have not been taken onto account. It is a minimal theme - no javascript, no 3rd-party resources, simple CSS design without animations or rounded corners etc. It's also a respo...

Installing a Commercial SSL Server Certificate (nginx)

Since CACert still isn't "Browser Trusted", and I still don't want to use letsencrypt, I decided to give this a try. The company resides inside the European Union and is the cheapest I could find. This was the process to get the certificate for anyone who's interested: Pay first. Get an online acco...

32-bit Only Hardware - Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed...

Get Your IP with this PHP snippet

This site now provides a link to get your external IP. It contains only this: <? echo $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; ?> For example, it could be used in a shell script like this: my_ip="$(curl -k https://dt.iki.fi/ip.php)"...

About HTTPS on this site

This site is also viewable encrypted through https. I finally decided to shell out some real money for this, so for the next two years there's no snag. See here. There's a snag though: Browsers do not (by default) "trust" the certificate authority I'm using. Why not? Because this "trust" must be...

Upgrading a CAcert.org Server Certificate (nginx)

Please don't ask me to consider anything else; I choose CAcert even though it isn't "trusted". But what use is trust that can be bought with $$$? CAcert are certainly trustworthy in my opinion. If you think so too you might want to import their root certificate from this page. I also wrote an artic...

Dist-upgrade Debian stable from jessie to stretch

(before LTS support runs out) Disclaimer: This article is not a complete tutorial, it is simply a set of notes I took down following these instructions. Today I found out that the debian security team handles oldstable releases only for a year or so, after which the LTS team takes over, which is arg...