Year: 2018

Disk
Technology

My Data Backup System Thing

One or two years ago, I decided to make my own NAS from a USB hard drive and a Raspberry Pi. It has since grown considerably, and this post covers everything about it. Hopefully, this will help you build your own similar backup system(that is, if you think mine is a good one).

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Privacy

5 Reasons To Use a VPN

VPN’s have existed for quite a while, but there hasn’t been a need for the average person to use one. That is, until you read these 5 reasons to use a VPN.

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Technical Terms
WordPress

What Is Shared Hosting?

If you’re starting a website, you’ve likely at least heard about shared hosting. What you might not have heard is what shared hosting actually is.

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Tech Reviews

DigitalOcean Review 2018

DigitalOcean is an IaaS(Infrastructure as a Service) provider that currently has 12 regions and around 80 million VPS’s deployed.

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Linux Stuff

Running an Email Server

You finally decided to buy a domain and have your website running. But now, should you run your own email server, or outsource it?

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Typewriter
Blogging
WordPress

Which Blogging Platform Should You Start With?

If you’re creating a new blog, one of the biggest problems you’ll run into is choosing which blogging platform to use. Well, there isn’t one answer for everyone, but I’ll try and cover 99% of bloggers.

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Laptop, book, and phone chained together.
Privacy
Security

Encryption Is All Or Nothing

On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were injured in a terrorist attack that occurred in San Bernardino, CA. An iPhone was found at the scene, and the FBI requested that Apple make a version of iOS that would allow them to bypass many security features of iOS in order to […]

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Linux Stuff

Linux > Windows

A long time ago, I read an article on ZDNet on why Windows is better than Linux. This post is to set the record straight, and prove that Linux is actually the better choice.

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Internet

No, the internet is NOT free

I mean, you have to pay your ISP for access to it, but that’s only half of the story.

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Password
Security

Why You Need a Password Manager

You probably have at least dozens and dozens of online accounts.

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Privacy
Internet
Privacy

VPN’s do NOT magically make you untraceable

While a VPN can be a useful tool, it doesn’t magically make you untraceable online.

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WordPress

How to make your self hosted WordPress as fast as possible

If you’re like me, and self host WordPress, this post outlines how to make your website as fast as possible.

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Linux Stuff

Installing Fail2Ban with PyPy

Fail2Ban is a great tool for protecting your server from brute force attacks.

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Internet
Security

Do you need HTTPS on your website?

A lot of the web is in a rush to HTTPS to not get marked as insecure in browsers such as Google Chrome. But, do you really need HTTPS on your site?

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Technical Terms

End-to-end encryption

Encryption is becoming more and more important every day, as more of what we do is online.

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Blogging
WordPress

How to install WordPress on cPanel + Softaculous

This tutorial will show you, from start to finish, how to set up a WordPress site, the easy way!

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Services

Medium Review

Most people have heard of the Medium blogging/content platform, but how good is it?

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Lights blurred by speed
Linux Stuff

Make Ubuntu faster(maybe)

Windows is slow and terrible, we all know that. But what do you do when Ubuntu slows down?

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Coding

Python vs C Performance Part 2

Part 1 compared Python vs C, but left out optimizing C. So, here’s part 2:

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Coding

Python vs C Performance Part 1

Python vs C performance, what could be more interesting? 🙂

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Security

How to store passwords(for website developers)

If you’re designing a login system, then please store passwords correctly.

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Other

Writing Break(June 2018)

As much as I like writing, I need to take a break every now and then.

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