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Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04

Yesterday, I upgraded my server’s OS from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. This was after one failed attempt.  For the failed attempt, I tried to keep my config files as I—or cerbot or another tool—had changed them. After the upgrade, my site wasn’t working, so I reverted to the snapshot I made before the upgrade […]

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All the Details

My superpower is an obsession with details. I like making sure things are exactly as they are supposed to be, and I like keeping them that way. I like having equipment, systems, processes, or reminders in place to make sure things don’t fall behind. Today, I’m finalizing the offerings in a less-than-ideal formatted post pinned […]

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“See the Site Administrator”

I am he. As suits my needs, I use a separate login for ‘root’ actions against this instance of WordPress. Today, so far, I’ve secured my email! It now has TLS, which is Transport-Level Security. For a while, and perhaps foolishly, emails sent to gus [at] keenerweb.com would have given you an error. Email checkers […]

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For the most basic server from Digital Ocean, it costs about $0.02 for every three hours of service. Such a server is not recommended for production sites, but for testing, it’s flawlessly perfect. I thought I’d share the good news, as there’s a lot to do, but so much risk doing IT work against live […]

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Websites Are Great

Since I last posted here, I’ve worked a lot to make sure this site is secure and functional. My final design, which will involve a free WordPress theme I still need to choose, should be finished by the beginning of next week. I’m slightly delayed because I’m working on other things, too, but I’m dedicated […]

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Infrastructure Config

Yesterday, I was a bit ill, but today I connected an administrative interface for my server. I figured out the basics of using Charles Proxy web debugging, which means I listened to some HTTP and HTTPS traffic going to/from my computer to my server. My local compy is set up with a copy of WordPress […]