Category Archives: System Administration

Pantech/Verizon UML295 USB cellular access on Linux.

I recently had need to attach a Verizon USB dongle to a Raspberry PI device running Linux for mobile internet access. Documenting here in order so it won’t take so long to find this in the future if I need … Continue reading

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Darn Server Software

We commonly refer to software that you aren’t using all the time as becoming susceptible to bit rot. After discovering multiple things that didn’t work on my site, I went ahead and updated all the software to latest revisions. In … Continue reading

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Server Updates

I’ve tried to keep this server up to date but it seems like sometimes you just have to start over. Here are todays adventures. Try to find out why my contact form is blank Delete the old contact plugin that … Continue reading

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Slow site lately

Over the last few weeks I noticed this site becoming steadily slower. Turns out I had an unusual amount of requests for /xmlrpc.php.. which in turn caused the server to use up all it’s http processes answering bogus rpc queries … Continue reading

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Changing server ip addresses

OK, so I changed my virtual server ip address in response to my host being allocated a new block of IPs. Anyhow, things seem to have gone ok. I changed DNS timeouts to short, waited, updated everything etc etc… Of … Continue reading

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Why and How to use OpenDNS.com

I’ve been recommending to friends and family that they use OpenDNS.com to help safeguard their homes from adult content. A few things have changed since I originally started using their service and I thought I’d write up a little article … Continue reading

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