Posts Categorised: Web Technologies
Published 28th Jun 2020 by filed under Web Technologies
Last updated 1 Jul, 2020.
I’ve recently been looking at how best to run wp-cron manually from the system to avoid a performan ce hit when a visitor loads the site.
I’ve so far found 3 different wa ys to run this.
There may be others.… Read Full Article php
wordpress, wp-cli, wp-cron 0Use encrypted SNI in firefox and sync the setting.
Posted 26th Feb 2020 by filed under Web Technologies
I’m always looking to keep my internet acces s as secure as possible.
One thing that recent came to light is encrypted SNI.
If you don’t know what this is google is your friend.
If you want to make use of it in firefox you have to turn it on as it is off by default… Read Full Article about:config, esni, firefox, sni 0Responsive background images for websites.
Posted 21st Dec 2019 by filed under Web Technologies
I’ve recently been updating my websites and web server and adding a new site ( LoveCrete.org ).
I wanted to have a background image on LoveCrete and realised that of course 1 size doesn’t fit all screens.
Here is a summary of what my thinking was and what I did to cater for the numerous screen sizes and orientations.… Read Full Article background, css, resolution, responsive, wallpaper 0Testing new image compression tools.
Posted 18th Dec 2019 by filed under Web Technologies
I’ve been using EWWW image optimiser to compress all of my JPEG and PNG images on this site for several years.
EWWW makes use of OptiPng and PngOut and whilst these are powerful tools there are alternativ es out there now that I wanted to test and compare.… Read Full Article compression, jpeg, optipng, pingo, png, pngout 0PHP sendmail failing dmarc.
Posted 9th Dec 2019 by filed under Web Technologies
I run a VPS which hosts several domains.
Sending mail from these domains has always been tricky.
I’ve long used WP SMTP Mail plugin for wordpress to work around this, but I wanted to get a proper fix.
After much reading I found a proper solution… Read Full Article dkim
dmarc, sendmail.from, spf, wordpress 0nginx curves error SSL_CTX_set1_curves_list.
Posted 5th Nov 2019 by filed under Web Technologies
I recently ran into an error with a new nginx config that I couldn’t find anywhere on google.
Turns out that was because I was reading the font wrongly and substitued a lower case L for a number 1.
So if you ended up on this psage because you searched for SSL_CTX_setl_curves_list then try searching again, for SSL_CTX_set1_curves_list.… Read Full Article nginx, SSL_CTX_set1_curves_list, SSL_CTX_setl_curves_list 0Centos 8.
Published 28th Sep 2019 by filed under Web Technologies
Last updated 23 Nov, 2019.
Centos 8 has finally been released and will eventually provide the base for a new hosting platform for us.
However it isn’t quite ready as there are a few packages not yet available.… Read Full Article centos, nginx 5BT sport does work on Windows 7.
Posted 9th Oct 2018 by filed under Web Technologies
If you have BT sport and try to view it on a Windows 7 PC you will find several warnings and the content may even not play.
This is done entirely deliberately by BT (at Microsoft’s behest?) for no technical reasons what-so-ever.
You can easily get it working again… Read Full Article bt sport, chrome, 0Optimising WAN MTU for BT Infinity.
Posted 17th Dec 2017 by filed under Web Technologies
Since switching from my BT SmartHub to a pfsense router I’ve had a few minor teething problems.
One of which has been the squid proxy service causing a problem where I can’t access the BBC website with an error.
Whilst I did eventually fix this through a slightly strange method, I encountered a possible source of the problem which was worth fixing on it’s own… Read Full Article bt, infinity, mtu, pfsense 0BT Mesh WiFi.
Posted 30th Nov 2017 by filed under Web Technologies
After replacing my BT SmartHub with a pfsense router, I’ve been looking to upgrade the house WiFi as well.
Most devices are wired as most rooms have wired connections I fitted for my parents years ago when wireless was barely a reality.
However phones, tablets, e‑readers, and laptops really do work best with wireless (or only with wireless in some cases), and to work well need a wireless system that enables mobility.… Read Full Article ac, bt, DD-WRT, ethernet, mesh, OpenWRT, wireless 1.