Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 20

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7

Pro Tip: Upgrade to PHP7 As you probably figured out, we run a WordPress site which it in itself runs on PHP. Many complaints have surface around the performance of php 5.x and even hhvm came out as a result of that. We had a lot of interest in hhvm, but we never got it …

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Aug 18

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare?

How to: Cache static HTML with CloudFlare? So… I have been working with CloudFlare for quite sometime but every now and then when my web server goes down CloudFlare seems to be unable to serve my pages while it comes back. I had to create my own cache server for it but it involved another …

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Aug 15

How to: Configure Dynamic DNS Service on the Unifi Security Gateway via config.gateway.json

How to: Configure Dynamic DNS Service on the Unifi Security Gateway via config.gateway.json Thankfully the latest versions of Ubiquiti’s Unifi Controller allow the user to configure dynamic DNS services via the Web UI. However, there are cases when you rather keep the configuration on the config.gateway.json file. In my case the main motivation to use …

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Aug 11

How to: Install a .deb file via the Command line?

Packages are manually installed via the dpkg command (Debian Package Management System). dpkg is the backend to commands like apt-get and aptitude, which in turn are the backend for GUI install apps like the Software Center and Synaptic. Something along the lines of: dpkg –> apt-get, aptitude –> Synaptic, Software Center But of course the …

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Aug 09

Google IP address ranges

Google IP address ranges Recently I decided to try the Google Compute Engine Cloud, and one of the things I liked right from the beginning was the ability to connect via SSH to your Ubuntu box. I am going to have to read a bit more about it but basically it seems like it generates …

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