Sysadmins of the North

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

Category: Misc

HTTP/3

Daniel Stenberg writes on daniel.haxx.se blog

The protocol that’s been called HTTP-over-QUIC for quite some time has now changed name and will officially become HTTP/3. This was triggered by this original suggestion by Mark Nottingham.

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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 and Github. 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 later, that 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. Because SqlCe is deprecated by Microsoft it is best to use SQL Server instead as your Umbraco database back-end.

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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)

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