Linux: Export computer specs as HTML

This is a quick, but I thought it would be worth a post. Within Linux (I’m using Ubuntu 17.04) you can quickly export your computer specs as an HTML file, useful if you need some info on what particular hardware you’re running. Simply run this within your terminal at the location where you want the […]

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Backup MySQL (Bash script)

This is a follow-on from my previous post: ‘Backup server files as tar.gz‘. The script below works in a similar way as the previous, save as ‘backup_mysql2ftp.sh’ and fill out the ‘Backup options’, ‘MySQL Connection details’, and your email address. Run the script with sudo sh backup_mysql2ftp.sh (make sure the file is executable first). The […]

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Backup server files as tar.gz (Bash script)

This is a quick and simple backup script, specifically created for use with Online.net’s 100GB FTP Storage, which is given for free when buying one of their dedicated servers. The script below is simple, saves as ‘sudo sh backup_files2ftp.sh’ and fill out the ‘Backup options’, ‘FTP Connection details’, and your email address. Run the script […]

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Disabling WordPress public REST API

I’ve recently found that the public WP REST API endpoints within WordPress can provide information which can be used in ‘hacking’ attempts. One such endpoint is ‘/wp-json/wp/v2/users’ (e.g. https://yourdomain.com/wp-json/wp/v2/users), this will display Admin usernames to any unauthenticated user. There are a couple of way to mitigate this risk, install the Disable REST API or add […]

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Notifying Google of an XML sitemap via a URL

Today I found out you can easily notify Google of an XML sitemap by ‘pinging’ Google via a GET request: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=URLOFSITEMAP.xml You can perform this via PHP, or if running on Linux; use wget.

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Quick and Easy SSL chipers

I’ve recently came across the https://cipherli.st/ site, from the cron.weekly email newsletter (I highly suggest you sign-up, some great posts and sites featured). Cipherli.st allows you to copy and paste SSL ciphers for a variety of web software (Apache, Nginx, etc.).

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In-page embedded viewable PDF documents without a PDF reader

Here is a neat trick which I’ve found: using a tool by Google named Docs Viewer you can embed PDF (Or office and Postscript) files into a webpage to be viewed on screen, even without a PDF reader plugin installed in the user’s browser. Simply use the snippet below and change where your_document_here is mentioned twice […]

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Assigning fixed names for USB devices with udev on Linux

Whilst you can use udev rules with any USB device, I am writing this post to help anyone else who is also having issues with their USB printer name. The main which I had was is the printer’s USB name changing when it is restarted, plugged into a different USB port or when another USB device is connected […]

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Looping through a Data Map with Sass

I’ve decided to share this code for anyone who requires a quick ‘copy and paste’ solution for using data maps (map-get) and loops within Sass. This example will allow you to set values within the data map, then loop through and output as CSS rules. Setup the variables within the data map and create the code […]

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