Scottish Lass Seeks….New

  • Alma Linux 9.1,virtualmin,PostgreSQL,Nginx

    Experimenting with the shiny new Alma Linux 9.1. My VPS host only had 9.0 so do the upgradednf clean all && dnf upgrade -y dnf install glibc-all-langpackslocalectl set-locale LANG=en_GB.UTF-8timedatectl set-timezone Europe/London # install PostgreSQLdnf install postgresql-serverpostgresql-setup –initdbsystemctl start postgresqlsystemctl enable postgresql # Going to install Virtualmin as a control panel so need to set a […]

  • .dev Nae thanks tae Google

    So being of the developer persuasion thought I better buy the scottishlass.dev domain and point it here. Ha! Of all people, trying to buy via Google Domains just resulted in spinning circle for over an hour. Could see on Twitter others in the same boat were jumping ship and switching to other registrars so I […]

  • Encrypt Awa

    Finally doing some housekeeping and updating some personal domains to use Lets Encrypt certificates for websites including this one. At the moment not bothering with certs for domain aliases as pretty much all of those are redirected to the canonical versions.

  • Fareweel Yahoo Directory

    Aw. Surprised how sad I was to hear that Yahoo will be shutting down their Yahoo Directory. Even though I probably haven’t visited it in several years in the early days of the web it’s difficult to explain how important a site it was in its day. It’s really hard to remember the days before search engines, […]

  • scottishlass.scot AT LAST!

    YES, YES, YES! YES I’M SHOUTING! Celebrating independence on teh interwebz. Been admiring my lovely new domain name, (spot the aliteration too) so of course I need to shift the blog one more time to it’s rightful resting place. Scottish Lass Seeks (domain since 2001) has found a permanent home. Hamewith tae www.scottishlass.scot Ya beauty! I was so […]

  • scottishlass.uk um Yu .uk

    Because I’m a web geek and am compelled to try these things, noticed that domain registrars were sending me emails to claim .uk versions of my existing domains. Apparently owners of .co.uk versions of a domain have Chief Baggsying Rights to secure the new .uk extension. So yep have made the move. Shorter = good…but […]

  • “I think I need a hard drive to manage my hard drives”

    With a weary sigh I realised that I was yet again close to running out of archive space on my external hard drives ( again). I’ve always been meaning so sort out my menagerie of assorted external drives. Never really been happy with trusting precious family video footage to a single hard drive so seem […]

  • EC2 Micro instance and MySQL ‘gone away’

    After having tried small Amazon EC2 instances at work with no problems am now looking at micro instances at home. Found that a number of apps I’d installed on top of the default Amazon Linux – MySQL/postfix were failing even with very little activity. It was only then Googling that I found that these minimally […]

  • Lifelong Learning

    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks Beg to differ (ZOMG a blog post!). Don’t know quite what’s happened to my brain recently but it’s started being able to take on and learn new things in a way that hasn’t been possible for several years. The poor health and illness of recent years must […]

  • A Guid New Year Tae Ane An Aw!

    Auld Lang Syne