I’ve experienced a number of power cuts here today due to repairs being carried out on the local grid after the recent freezing weather. Not a problem, I thought, as I’ve got uninterruptible power supplies on all my computers. As long as the electricity isn’t off for too long, it’ll be fine. And indeed, “Server […]
After a long hiatus where I’m ashamed to admit that I completely forgot about it – given that I’ve had a server running 24/7 with a very low workload for the last year – I’m back crunching numbers for the World Community Grid with both the server and also my desktop computer. I installed BOINC […]
Recently I needed to set up a dedicated BitTorrent client to manage the download of a multitude of enormous torrents. Way beyond the “I’ll just leave the desktop on overnight to finish these downloads” stage but not wanting to infest my proper server with endless gigabytes of torrent junk, I looked to my Raspberry Pi […]
Recently, I had reason to doubt the integrity of the weekly backup that I make of my home directory. To check the integrity of the backup I thought it would be a simple matter of running on my home directory, followed by on the backup directory, but no such luck. md5sum doesn’t automatically operate recursively […]
The great ModMyPi case arrived for my Raspberry Pi today. I purchased the boring black one because it was cheaper and I knew I could brighten it up myself. I’ve picked out the embossed ModMyPi lettering with some gloss red enamel paint and added a Debian sticker from Linux Format.
I use AWStats to generate reports from my Apache webserver logs. Now, I prefer to use AWStats to generate statically linked reports, so instead of having the “Update now” option on the AWStats report page, I have the following script that runs every hour or so as a cron job to update the reports instead. […]
I recently installed the AWStats log file analyser for viewing my apache web server logs and activated the plugins that enable its reports to show the geographic location of IP addresses that have visited your server. In the AWStats configuration file you can choose which of two different geolocation database sources to use to identify […]