owncloud 7 – Initial encryption running

after enabling encryption in owncloud 7 i was getting the error ‘Initial encryption running… Please try again later.’ when trying to log in. left this for a while as i assumed that it was just taking its time but a couple of hours later it was still doing the same thing and the server in(…)

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ban IP addresses using ufw

install ufw with apt-get install ufw this’ll pull in some dependences too. note that nothing is blocked by default. start ufw with ufw enable as root. block an IP with, for example ufw deny from 80.179.91.*** and check it’s working with ufw status verbose which’ll output something like this Status: active Logging: on (low) Default:(…)

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new glass – sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM

haven’t been taking many pictures recently…have been posting crap on instagram but that doesn’t count.  there have been a few things going on in my life that forced me to concentrate on other things but even before that i was feeling rather jaded. one method for encouraging me to pick up my nikon again? new(…)

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change the default front page of kirby cms

here’s how to change the default front page of kirby cms. it seems like it should be an easy thing to do, and it is, but numerous searches left me none the wiser. in your /site/config/config.php find the line (line 107 for me) that says c::set(‘home’, ‘home’); and change the second ‘home’ to whatever page/directory(…)

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steam (linux) + xbox 360 controller + euro truck simulator 2

steam (linux) + xbox 360 controller (using xboxdrv) + euro truck simulator 2 = rather tasty. no more stabbing wildly at the arrow keys. no more looking around using the mouse. most of the controls can be mapped to the controller’s many buttons. some might think it’s a bit odd using an MS controller on(…)

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install mods on euro truck simulator 2 with linux

how to install mods on euro truck simulator 2 (ets2) with linux. navigate to /home/YOUR_USER/.local/share/Euro Truck Simulator 2/mod   and add you mods. if you’re using a file manager you’ll have to enable the viewing of hidden files.

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using piwik with kirby cms

i’ve been using piwik for years (best analytics tool i’ve ever found…and it’s free) so after i set up a site using kirby cms i wanted to add some of the stats magic to it. kirby lets you use snippets and i found a piwik one on github. i went about it the wrong way(…)

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nginx “fastcgi_pass” directive is not allowed etc

was setting up nginx with fastcgi for a project. kept getting errors like 2014/09/16 11:38:46 [emerg] 31996#0: “fastcgi_pass” directive is not allowed here in /etc/nginx/sites-en 2014/09/16 11:43:47 [emerg] 5431#0: “fastcgi_pass” directive is not allowed here in /etc/nginx/sites-en 2014/09/16 11:50:28 [emerg] 5476#0: “fastcgi_pass” directive is not allowed here in /etc/nginx/sites-en 2014/09/16 11:52:25 [emerg] 5490#0: “fastcgi_pass” directive(…)

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