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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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Security

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

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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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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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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Tux the Linux Penguin
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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PyPy REPL
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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Internet
Security
WordPress

How to configure HTTPS for free

A long time ago, SSL/TLS was only for ecommerce sites. Now, everyone is expected to use HTTPS.

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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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Linux Stuff
WordPress

NGINX + WP Super Cache = Awesome

WP Super Cache is one of the simple WordPress caching plugins available.

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Internet
Security

Do you need a VPN?

With the death of net neutrality, many websites are advocating that you get a VPN, but is it really necessary?

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Linux Stuff

How to have OpenVPN and SSL on the same port

I recently decided to stop using SSLH because it was causing me too many problems.

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Technical Terms

What is AMP?

AMP is short for Accelerated Mobile Pages, and makes the experience for mobile visitors faster and easier.

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Linux Stuff

How to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu + NGINX

phpMyAdmin is a very popular tool for managing MySQL databases.

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