VNC to the rescue

VNC to the rescue

Had a little problem – needed to download some rather large files which would have blown my data allowance, and the clock was ticking, so thought it a good idea to download them to my webhost. Slight problem, though, I needed a browser so I could access the files from links sent to my email (files from Google Takeout so WGET/CURL didn’t seem like an option – I tried WGET to no avail) Here’s how I achieved it: 1) Installed Openbox and X server components to my host (Ubuntu based)

Then I needed

2) Tried to start x…

Monday WordPress Woes

Monday WordPress Woes

I picked the wrong day to give up sniffing glue! Been building a new WordPress site and I was trying to migrate it to a new domain when something went very wrong. I had a backup before you ask, but when I tried to restore it, things went tits up Here are the results of the MySQL CLI alchemy: (edited to just show errors)

It’s not as bad as it looks; there are two errors basically • Attempted insert of string with 4-byte value fails • Invalid default value. This turns out to be a date value of '0000-00-00 00:00:00'

YAML – Watch those indents

YAML – Watch those indents

The H2O webserver configuration file (h2o.conf) is YAML animal. As I learned the hard way, spaces used to indent in YAML are super important. Notes re YAML syntax: as it pertains to h2o.conf: https://h2o.examp1e.net/configure/syntax_and_structure.html#yaml_alias How to validate your YAML: http://www.yamllint.com/

Pizza Legend vs El Supremo

Pizza Legend vs El Supremo

Not familiar with the game? It’s fun but once you learn the key strategy (attempt to roll as many sixes as you can) there’s not much room for creativity. It then just comes down to luck. You do, however, need a good playing name 🙂 Yahtzee has been cited as a precipitating factor in a case of domestic violence and as the motive for at least one murder. I pipped him at the post, it all came down to the last game where he dropped his topping only scoring 53 in the top half. A nice way to spend the…

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