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Heartbleed Bug

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A few people I know recently asked me about the “heartbleed” bug, and how it impacts them. Here’s an overview for non-technical folks. What is Heartbleed? It must be terrifying, with a name like that! First of all, Heartbleed is NOT: a virus, a medical condition, or a nuclear silo in Kansas. Your computer cannot…

Server config for YOURLS on nginx

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I recently converted my DigitalOcean droplets to nginx instead of apache as their webserver, mainly because apache uses tons of RAM and my database was running out of overhead. Unfortunately, YOURLS doesn’t have very good any official documentation on how to configure the appropriate virtualhost/rewrite rules. Here’s the config that finally worked for me. UPDATE:…

Backing up sites on Dreamhost

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I recently FUBAR’d a Concrete5 site during an upgrade process, and realized that the last time I nuke’n’paved my home computer, I also wiped all of my backups, and the backup script. Oops. So I recently put together the following shell script, living in my user directory on Dreamhost, to backup each site as a…

I Miss the old Mac Color Picker

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I discovered today that the Digital Color Meter in Mountain Lion (10.8) is a pale shadow of the color picker in the Mac OS that I’m used to. Instead of the hassle of trying to find color picker apps that are free in the App store, I encountered a post at http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/index_files/replace-digitalcolor-meter-in-lion.php#disqus_thread which told me…