.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… Continue reading .dev Nae thanks tae Google

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.

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… Continue reading scottishlass.scot AT LAST!

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… Continue reading scottishlass.uk um Yu .uk

“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… Continue reading “I think I need a hard drive to manage my hard drives”

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… Continue reading EC2 Micro instance and MySQL ‘gone away’

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… Continue reading Lifelong Learning

Nexus 7 … Hell yes!

Well it has taken a new gizmo for me to blog again. First evening with the Nexus 7 and we’re getting along famously. Can confirm that opening the box is like the puzzle round in the Krypton Factor. But first impressions are very good, damn it’s fast, scrolling pages is very smooth and without that… Continue reading Nexus 7 … Hell yes!