Dr Fragen in the operating room


  • GitHub Updater and Gitea

    Gitea is the new kid on the block for creating a self-hosted git server. Gitea is written in Go and is highly performant with very low overhead. In fact, Gitea is so efficient you can run it on a Raspberry Pi. There鈥檚 another post coming about that. 馃槈 As with most integrations of new git…

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  • Local by Flywheel (Pressmatic) and Symlinks

    I’ve changed development environments a couple of times. I started out using DesktopServer, a wonderful app. Gradually I grew disappointed with their update schedule and v4.0 ever on the horizon. One of the things I didn’t like was my inability to choose the PHP version I was developing in. I know there must be a…

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  • Dreamhost, WordPress and WebDAV

    So next on my list was figuring out how to create a nested group of password protected directories with different users accessing various sub-directories. It’s much simpler than it sounds. The only caveat was that the main domain is running WordPress. As such I had to tweak the .htaccess file. Fortunately the instructions were simple.…

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  • Transferring WordPress

    So the benefit of having many domains to play with is that I get to test things out before I put them on a live site. I was able to successfully transfer a multisite WordPress installation to @Dreamhost. Here’s what I did. Use 1-click installer to create base site @Dreamhost. Make site a multisite installation.…

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  • Not Running a Server

    I’ve been running my own server for over 5 years now. It has been a great and sometimes frustrating experience. I think I’ve finally decided to let the pros do the server administration and just focus on the other stuff. The other stuff being coding, writing, and playing with technology. I’m looking into @Dreamhost. They…

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  • Fail2ban and OS X Server, Part Deux

    As some of you might know I run my own installation of OS X Server. I’ve since updated it to Snow Leopard Server and I think I’ve got most of it running well. As I check my server logs frequently I find that there are all sorts of script kiddies attempting to log in to…

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