Not a bad start!


So, I got a nice email from the google AI? May be not… Anyway it was an invite to submit the site to https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com/ and so I did. I’m happy with some of the initial results, one of which was the Mobile friendly test. Have a look at this!

So I’m very happy indeed, and a big thank you to the good people who developed the PARABOLA theme http://www.cryoutcreations.eu/

I still have some serious work to do on the site, and I’ll keep you all informed as things improve. But a nice start even if I do say so my self. Stay tuned.

 

Steve

My crazy photos!

One thing a few of you may notice about this site is the photography! I’m not the worlds greatest photographer by any means, but it is a hobby that I enjoy. Most technical writing is fairly boring so I’m going to use my crazy photos to lighten things up a bit I hope you like this!

And so without further ado I thought I’d include a few recent shots!

Whiskey writing the beach
The office on a good day

 

Michael Doolan, Witch’s apple
Castlemaine gallery 2017

 

Just an old ink blotter

Yes a Major update!

Well a few people – not many but a few – will have noticed that the blog has been updated! Nice funky WordPress implementation and https! And it works on Mobile!!!!. I also have about 10 years worth of old blog articles that are still available hear. https://gingercatsoftware.com/Blog.php
In addition to all of this I will also be reviewing all of those articles (over time) and re issuing / updating them via this WordPress format, as well of course as adding lots of new articles.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the new look and feel. Hear are a couple of  additional articles I wrote at the end of last year.

Linux / Unix stuff

Notes on nginx config

Cheers

Steve

 

Nasty probing http traffic and how to block it!

Ubuntu CLI machine and pi

 

So I notice the ethernet light on my wee server popping away… I check out the logs and notice something attacking my server. Ah a rather stupid brut force hack attempt. Some automated piece of (Sh!T) digital pollution – Grrrrrrr!

There is nothing quite as satisfying as watching a log go quite after executing something like.

sudo iptables -A INPUT -s NASTYIPASSRESSHEAR -j DROP

ie

sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 10.0.0.0 -j DROP

Simple and effective!