The Begärlig terrarium

In early October I was approached by a teacher and friend to help create a simple low-cost terrarium for high-school students taking biology 101 or what might eventually become biotech 101. The idea behind the request was to teach students about photosynthesis and to give a little more hands-on experience

The peculiar case of the malfunctioning keyboard

Have you ever thought to yourself ... Gee, I wish I could focus more on my work and not get distracted by all these Slack and e-mail notifications and done something about it? By any chance did you install heyfocus? Because if you did, there's a good chance that just like

Adventures in WordPress Vol. 6 - Summary

Here we are, after a few changes to the hardware, software and network it's time to see if all the hard work has paid off. In summary the things I changed where; Decreased apache mpm servers Installed fail2ban Removed 13 plugins Optimised images using jpegoptim Converted stock WP to Bedrock

Adventures in WordPress Vol. 5 - CDN

One of the last things to tackle for the moment is setting up and managing a CDN or Content Delivery Network. Before picking a CDN provider I needed to get an estimate on how much traffic the site was using. Luckily there's a console based network traffic monitor for Linux

Adventures in WordPress Vol. 4 - Hardware and Software

With the foundation (or 'Bedrock') of this upgrade complete it's time to see what some upgrades will do. The plan of attack is to change MySQL to MariaDB, upgrade PHP from 5.6 to 7.0 and upgrade the DO Droplet to something with more power. MySQL -> MariaDB