I was going to write an epic post about my struggles to add a custom CSS class to my WordPress theme so I can better display code and commands in my posts. As it turned out though there is a plugin for that called Simple Custom CSS. Install this by going to Plugins -> Add… Continue reading Custom CSS for WordPress
Interesting side effect of China changing their one-child policy; There was an increased investment in diary products, raising the New Zealand dollar thus reducing the hosting bill for this website. I don’t think it will last until next month :-(
In this part I will explain how to further improve the server’s security by replacing traditional passwords with public key authentication. Before deciding to follow this tutorial please consider the following problem: While replacing passwords with private/public key pairs is an enormous improvement in security it also requires specially preparing your workstation for logging into… Continue reading Securing SSH on Linux Part 2
I spent some time writing down ideas on what to do with this blog and I think I’ve got enough for a couple years of writing. Up next are part two of SSH security and how to customise WordPress for technical writing.
Update: Rather embarrassingly I forgot to include restarting sshd. Also I have edited my formatting of the commands shown. When you first set-up your Linux VPS the chances are that you are told to log in as ‘root’ directly, possibly even using a password like ‘123456’! The steps in this two part tutorial should be… Continue reading Securing SSH on Linux Part 1
Greetings! This blog is primarily intended to show potential employers my abilities and personality Main points: I am looking for work as a sys-admin / DevOp (It’s pretty much all that I’m good at). I have a few more nerdy obsessions than I ought to (computing, music, animation and more). I have a neurological disorder… Continue reading Diary of an unemployed nerd