I find it interesting to find out more about what creatives do, and how they use their tools. Many people don’t create anything – the same cannot be said of you, Rich (Tricky DJ), and I think that the stuff you do is awesome, and I think that it’s work writing about. Some of the questions aren’t entirely applicable to you, so we’ll have to adapt slightly – so ‘What was your first Mac’ becomes ‘What was your first computer?’
So what was it? What was your first computer? Continue reading “Creative – Richard Hanson”
The private sector has a bee in its bonnet about cutting costs, to the extent that it is also trying to pare its workforce to the bone. Only by doing this, it is thought, will they recover to economic growth and stability. It’s accountant logic. After a point, it’s also utter bullshit. Sadly, the public sector seems to be catching on to this fatuous idea too. Continue reading “Cutting Costs”
At 22:03, Pascal finished. He’s exhausted (obviously) but so pleased to have completed the entire event. Apparently his friends have forgiven him. From what I hear, they got it out of their system early on (cathartic mutterings of “Pascal the ****”) and were ready with celebratory hugs at the finish.
His first words one the phone were “Remind me that I don’t want to do this again.” A bit later on he admitted that he’s still very tempted by this Coast to Coast event. Not this year though. *phew*
He’s stretched and he’s off for a shower. And hot food. And more stretching. And beer. And sleep.
Congratulations, to my husband and his brave friends. An amazing result.
Here’s the route they’ll be taking on today.
In case you are wondering, the black markers are extra treats for the runners – a swim, a kayak trip, a vertical kilometre (that’s immediately after the Bay). Continue reading “Man vs Lakes 2018”
And one is sleeping (possibly a cunning energy conservation strategy). The budget airline style coach is whisking them to the start line many many miles from their finish line campsite. Continue reading “There were 7 on the bus…”
The brave (crazy?) boys have arrived at their campsite and feasted on spag bol to keep the carbs and proteins flowing. Continue reading “The night before…”
Off they go. Pascal’s just had his final meal before heading up north to register for Man vs Lakes tomorrow. Continue reading “Final prep for Man vs Lakes”
This years Challenge is a big one, and not one that I think I’m entirely prepared for. Martin, my companion on the Newcastle to London 24 hour bike ride nearly two years ago (and sadly discontinued now) blazed a trail across the lake district last year on Man vs. Lakes 2017, and I’m joining him (with Sim, Angus, Robin, Jason, Hedges) this year.
There are a few snags to the plan. Continue reading “Challenge 2018”
If you’ve been following along with this series of tutorials, you’ll have built a LEMP stack capable of handling multiple vhosts. That’s all very well – but if you expect your users to enter their username and password into the site then you’ll need to provide them with a little security. The only way to do that is with ssl, certificates for which used to be pricey or came with strings attached.
Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority started by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, University of Michigan, Akamai Technologies and Cisco Systems to provide ssl certificates for free, and to simplify the process of securing your website into the bargain. They take donations though – and this is one project that you really should consider supporting. Continue reading “Docker Lab – Containerising your website, Part 4 (Let’s Encrypt)”
So you’ve set up containers for Nginx and for PHP – now you’d like to have a database. After all the work of the last two labs you’ll be glad to hear than adding MariaDB to the mix is very simple – we can get it up and running in minutes. Continue reading “Docker Lab – Containerising your website, Part 3 (MariaDB)”