Tempted by Static Pages Again

July 29, 2017 | Comments

I recently started learning how to use emacs, which is a text editor and a Lisp interpreter. During my quest for resources, I came across a number of developers and their blogs. Since I’m always intrigued by what sort of tools developers use to make their blogs, I did a little snooping. A shocking number of people who didn’t use WordPress as their blogging platform opted for flat files instead.

Category: Programming Websites

When Spam Isn’t Just Annoying

July 10, 2017 | Comments

The past couple of weeks I noticed that the MySQL service on my server would routinely stop out of the blue. At first I suspected that it was because my 512MB RAM wasn’t enough but when I looked at the usage history, I never peaked more than 9%. I even tried reinstalling the MySQL server which worked at first but then it stopped running again. However, I think the problem was due to bots trying to log into my WordPress dashboard.

Category: Websites

TIL: How to Set Up Virtual Hosts on Apache

April 2, 2017 | Comments

Create a virtual host configuration file site-name.conf for the site: sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/<em>site-name.conf</em> Inside the file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin <em>email</em> ServerName <em>domain name</em> ServerAlias <em>domain name</em> DocumentRoot <em>path to folder no slash at the end</em> ErrorLog <em>path to error log</em> CustomLog <em>path to access log</em> <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory> </VirtualHost> Add the site to the host file: sudo vim /etc/hosts Inside the file: localhost.

Category: Websites
Tags: #apache #virtual hosts

Phew... I Moved My Fanlistings

January 7, 2017 | Comments

Fanlistings are basically the early 2000’s version of Facebook pages. I own a bunch of them, mostly of songs or video game characters. Honestly, the whole fanlisting thing has been going down in popularity as the years go by. It’s a bit sad. Fanlistings come and go a lot. There’s a high turnover rate. I try my best to maintain and keep mine up and running. However, my old domain name expired and I had trouble getting in touch with my registrar to renew it.

Category: Websites
Tags: #fanlistings