Sysadmins of the North

Technical blog, where topics include: computer, server, web, sysadmin, MySQL, database, virtualization, optimization and security

Category: Misc

Miscellaneous blog posts, fun, interesting, and about general news

Feedly Saotn.org RSS feed on Android

Keep Saotn.org posts close to keep ahead.

The feedly news reader app for Android is a great way to have all Saotn.org posts available on your smartphone. Feedly news reader is basically just an RSS-feed reader that you can install on your smartphone or tablet. In just a few steps you add the Saotn.org RSS feed to your favorite newspapers, magazines and blogs.

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ITFAQ.nl – commonly used IT terms & techniques explained

For my more novice Dutch readers, I started a new website project: ITFAQ.nl. A website dedicated to explain commonly used computer and internet techniques. Some of the topics include: What is DNS?, How do I edit wp-config.php through FTP?, How do I send an email with telnet?, and so on.

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Like, Share, Follow & +1 Saotn.org

Did you know Sysadmins of the North is active on a number of social platforms? Social platforms includes Twitter, Github and Google+. Either as this website or on a more personal title. This post is to persuade you to follow Saotn.org and/or share posts with your friends, family, coworkers and other interested parties. So, if you read a post you found interesting, or a post that solved a problem you were facing, please share! :) …

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8 Tips to improve Joomla! performance

How to speed-up Joomla! performance on Windows Server IIS: 8 important, but simple, tips to improve & speed up Joomla! Add caching, gzip compression, set your sessions & optimize MySQL database functions… Provide your visitors with a blazing fast Joomla! website!

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Decoupling Umbraco from your front-end website

Jason Deacon, from Australia’s design and development company Wiliam, writes about how to use a back-end instance of Umbraco 7, which is completely decoupled from the front-end (an ASP.NET MVC 5 site).

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Don’t buy an Acer Aspire laptop

Or at least, rethink it through before buying one… This is personal rant towards #Acer, with an advice undertone: really, really investigate the computer or laptop you want to purchase, because you might get an unhappy surprise that later on the laptop doesn’t meet your expectations.

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“Node.js Performance Tip of the Week: Scaling with Proxies and Clusters”

On StrongLoop we find an interesting article on scaling Node.js with proxies and clusters …

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Various articles (tech and non-tech)

This post provides links to some articles I found last week. The posts might be interesting in various fields of expertise, for either system administrators or developers (DevOps). Topics include: web security, WordPress performance, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC caching, partial trust, view state MAC, and fixing IIS website hangs.

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Umbraco doesn’t like users with MySQL databases

Umbraco 6.0.2 fails when using MySQL, because Umbraco has changed their database layer/logic, breaking MySQL support. Use SQL Server instead as your Umbraco database back-end. This issue was first spotted in version 6.0.0RC, and reported in the Umbraco development group on Google Groups.

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DMARC: “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance”

Just came across DMARC.org, which looks like a promising specification to fight email-based abuse. From its website:

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Project Honey Pot

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website.

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[C&C] Devotion to duty

C&C: “Cats and coffee“, sysadmin devoted to his duty.

(source: xkcd.org)