Category: scottishlass

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Guid New Year Tae Ane An Aw!

    Auld Lang Syne

  • New Year Honours

    Apart from Lorraine Kelly here’s a list of other women in Scotland who received honours Isobel, Mrs ANDERSON. Chair, Carers Scotland Advisory Committee. For services to the community in Dundee. Elizabeth, Mrs BENNETT. For charitable services in Scotland. Cherry Buchanan, Mrs BRIGGS. College Manager, Reid Kerr College, Paisley. For services to Scottish Further Education and […]

  • Housekeeping

    If you can see this then yet another server migration has been completed yay! I’ve made a decision that if companies are providing a less than stellar service I’m just going to pack up and go elsewhere rather than keep bashing my head complaining, voting with my feet. So no more slower than wading through […]

  • Oh Scotland,not *again*. Scotland 2 – Czech Republic 2

    Emotional curve of following a Scotland football match: Before match: hope, excitement During match: elation, dejection, elation 10 mins to go: ecstasy “we’re going to qualify, this time we’re really, really going to do it” (reminds me of Charlie Brown trying to kick that American football) 2 mins in extra time: dejection, calamity, the-end-of-the world […]

  • A hard drive named Lazarus

    My hardware hoodoo continues. Earlier in the week I dropped a hard drive on the floor …a shiny, new, whopping 1TB. A fall of about a metre and a half. That sick sinking feeling. Plugged it in, yay the blue light was on, great, only one problem. The lights were on…but nobody was home. Disk […]