I like Nginx and am always looking for faster better ways to serve websites.
A few years ago we found a script called Tuxlite which opened up the idea, to us, of using multiple PHP pools, using Unix socks, to serve multiple websites without everyone being under the same www-data user. this provided both security and separation of configurations which we wanted without having to setup a new server for every website.
The idea being, you configure Nginx to serve and respond to multiple different domain names, using separate configs under sites available, and each of these config files has a linefastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.2-fpm-user.sock;
which relates to a [...]
Well, Last year didn’t seem to even register for me. I know it was there and stuff happened in it but it seemed like it was done and over in a flash.
2018 was a pretty cool year if I list everything I achieved personally as well as my Team at Coffee Black and projects such as The Tattoo Forum and Prospect Driver.
I taught myself Python and have become half proficient at using selenium with chromedriver to scrape information from sites.
I built a scraper to transfer a Weebly website to WordPress with a very complex set of rules to rewrite layouts into Visual Composer for WordPress which was not fun and took 2 weeks to do. I guess I feel a sense of [...]
I like LightwaveRF, they make a very clever range of switches and inline dimmers which work in the UK.
For those of you who don’t know already in the UK our normal wiring setup is to run a (ring)main to all lights and then to send a separate cable from the light fitting down to a switch. This cable is for the sole purpose of adding a gap into the live wire to switch the light on and off.
In other countries a live, neutral (and earth) is often run to the switch itself and then from the switch to the light itself.
What this means is a lot of the home automation kit available in the world doesn’t play well with UK wiring as most switches require a [...]