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WordPress Docker Container

Having recently been learning about Docker I decided that I should upgrade my blog from an old and clumsy webhost (TSOHost) to a DigitalOcean VM that I can manage myself. This was a great exercise in learning how to setup… Continue Reading →

Avatar Maker for Forums/Slack/Discord

I just found face.co which has a nice, easy, avatar maker. It seems like a good little site so thought I’d share it here. https://face.co/

Don’t Trust The Cloud

Modern computing is geared towards moving everything into The Cloud. Your calendar, your email client, CRM, your office applications, even the music you listen to while commuting can all be in the cloud and while this seems great you know… Continue Reading →

When Anti-Spam Lists go Bad

Email administrators everywhere will have dealt with the dreaded blacklisting problems. Whether it be a customer who has accidentally got them selves listed or your own server sending some backscatter through a misconfiguration we’ve all come across the “request for… Continue Reading →

Microphone Not Working in Windows 10

It turned out that the Windows 10 update 1803 introduces (or changes) a privacy setting which prevented me using team speak/voicechat in games. To fix, you can just need to open All Settings -> Privacy -> Microphone or search Microphone… Continue Reading →

C# .NET Custom ConfigurationSection, ConfigurationElementCollection, and ConfigurationElement

The built in configuration classes for .NET are powerful and incredibly useful but can be quite confusing due to their flexibility. This is a simple example of a custom ConfigurationSection with custom element names and nested ConfigurationElementCollection objects. FIRST:¬†Add a… Continue Reading →

HOW TO: Completely Remove Asterisk

This was tested against a Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine with Asterisk 13.22.0 and all commands were run from ~ sudo service asterisk stop sudo rm /etc/init.d/asterisk sudo rm /etc/init.d/asterisk.org sudo rm -rf /etc/asterisk/ sudo rm -rf /var/log/asterisk/ sudo rm -rf… Continue Reading →

tmux Script

I use tmux a lot and like to have a good layout that’s relevant to the work I’m doing. Mainly, this is very simple things like DNS queries, nmap scans, telnet/ssh checking which leaves most screen space free for displays… Continue Reading →

Google Chrome Yellow Tint Version 68

If you’ve updated Google Chrome and now have a horrible yellow tint to everything that should be white you’ve been struck by the Overly Helpful Application Syndrome. This disease commonly affects Microsoft products but can also infect other applications and… Continue Reading →

Update Ubuntu 16.04 Login Message

The standard login message is called the MOTD and usually looks like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage 29 packages can be updated. 11 updates are security updates…. Continue Reading →

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