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Posts tagged "technology"

Making Gitea start automatically with systemd

I managed to deploy my Gitea service, but had difficulties getting it to start automatically on system startup. (Oh, I really miss Windows Scheduler.) I stumbled upon an article explaining how to define a simple systemd unit. I attempted to write one, and it worked! Here is what I came up with:...

Running a git repo site on nginx on Ubuntu

Last time around I wrote about migrating my webs to an Ubuntu VM. One of the few things that were left to migrate was my private git repo hosting site. I'd used Bonobo Git Server and had always been satisfied with it. Since it doesn't target .Net Core, I didn't see any reasonable way to run it on Ubuntu. After some searching, I'd fortunately stumbled upon Gitea. To get it up and running for the first time wasn't that difficult. I just had to: sudo useradd -m gitea wget https://dl.gitea.io/gitea/1.1.3/gitea-1.1.3-linux-amd64...

Ghost: making me learn nginx on Ubuntu

So the time finally came: Ghost 1.0 is out. My setup is a little more complex than the vanilla one: on this site, there are two blogs next to one another: one here at /blog, and a separate one at /sk. I also have other Ghost blogs in different places and domains. This post documents the stuff I had to learn, and what I ended up using, in case I need a refresher. For various reasons, I run them in Azure. Setting it up was never easy - I'd wasted many, many hours on failed attempts and ended up...

Yet another blog migration.

This blog started some four years ago on Tumblr, but that didn't last very long. WordPress is popular and praised, so I decided to go with it. Now I'm moving to Ghost. This post talks a bit about what I liked (and didn't like) about all of those technologies. WordPress WordPress might have started as a blogging platform, but later became a CMS as well. That is good if you need a CMS - but a total overkill for my needs. Still, it had many things going for it. One of them was WP Network - the ability to have...

Data and Goliath, by Bruce Schneier

I’d recommend Bruce Schneier’s book Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World to anyone who uses (or comes in contact with) any electronic devices. :) It explains, in clear and layman’s terms, how data about us is collected online and off, by both governments and corporations, and how it’s used to spy on us, sell us stuff, violate our privacy or give us actually useful services that provide great value. One of the best things about this book is that while the author openly advocates for the need of privacy...