Apache 2.4  Apache 2  Apache  mod_access_compat  Apache modules  system administration  Apache performance tuning 

Yes, in Apache2.4 the `mod_access_compat` module can safely be disabled, as long as you remove all the deprecated 'Order', 'Allow', and 'Deny' directives from your apache and vhost configs.

Read 2020-09-15

Kubuntu  Kubuntu 19.10  Kubuntu 20.04 

Notes from an in-place upgrade of Kubuntu 19.10 to 20.04

Read 2020-09-02

MariaDB  MySQL  sysadmin 

Syntax reminder: create separate user in mariadb/mysql for remote administration and assign privileges.

Read 2020-09-02

Lenovo  Laptops  Lenovo Carbon X1 (7th gen)  linux 

Notes on using linux with a Lenovo Carbon X1 (7th generation) laptop

Read 2020-09-02


Use the `:read` command in vim to copy the contents of another file into the current vim session.

Read 2020-08-31

Ubuntu  Ubuntu 16.04  SSH  SFTP  system administration  config files 

How to grant users SFTP access via the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file in Ubuntu 16.04

Read 2020-08-28


Documenting the process of moving an existing Nextcloud instance to a new server.

Read 2020-08-23

Laravel  Laravel 5.2  Laravel 5.5  web development 

Notes from a Laravel 5.2 to 5.5 upgrade.

Read 2020-08-14

grep  linux utilities 

Quick reminder how to make grep return filenames only

Read 2020-08-14

PHP  PDO  sqlite  web development 

Short reminder how to connect to a sqlite database with PHP's PDO database library

Read 2020-08-14

DBeaver  MacOS  Java 

Workaround for an issue causing DBeaver error 'Failed to create java virtual machine'.

Read 2020-04-09

NetlifyCMS  static site generators  Netlify  hugo 

Example NetlifyCMS config.yml Configurations

Read 2020-02-22

Ubuntu 19.10  Ubuntu  snap  hugo 

How to install Hugo from source on Ubuntu 19.10

Read 2020-02-08

git  version control 

If you've commited some changes in git to the wrong branch, but haven't pushed, use the git reset --soft command to move your changes to the correct branch.

Read 2020-02-06


A quick overview of how to recover an unresponsive EC2 instance by mounting the root volume on another instance.

Read 2020-01-30