“We need to carry out emergency maintenance work on one of our UK nodes where you may have a VPS service. UK node: Arche Estimated duration of downtime: 45-60 minutes Date/time: 21/04/22 – 18:00 until […]
My self-hosted website (along with my photos site and others) are now proxied behind Cloudflare. I know that one or two followers have complained bitterly before about other sites using Cloudflare, mainly because Cloudflare acts […]
With over 5,200 posts, and over 40 pages, of information on the site, I noticed the default WP search was not finding the information very well (I use the site myself to lookup information I […]
The original link (https://gadgeteer.co.za/rss.xml) was provided by Drupal, and with the recent migration to WordPress, it means that link has changed. However on the plus side, WordPress now does offer three different RSS feeds being […]
A massive migration of my website, in more than more respect, across to a new hosting provider.
Hopefully the site is a bit more responsive now as recently I updated to PHP 7.4 (from 7.3) and have enabled the apcu and uploadprogess PHP extensions, as well as tweaking the apcu memory cache […]
Apologies for the lengthy downtime from 14:00 GMT for 18 hours through to 6 July 2021. I was having an issue with re-installing NextCloud and my hosting provider was assisting, and it seems they changed […]
Both StatCounter and the Twitter integration (it displayed my latest Tweets and allowed a click to follow) were removed from my site. These were potentially two external sites which could track visitors across my site […]
Along with removing Disqus Commenting and now Google Analytics, my site is way cleaner of trackers and 3rd party cookie monitoring. See from https://themarkup.org/blacklight?url=gadgeteer.co.za where I had over 30 before it is right down to 1 ad tracker […]
Rather more complicated than I thought so took a day and five hours in the end. For some reason the Drupal was split into two databases with two config settings.php files which I only realised much […]
Due to concerns about tracking and privacy I decided to deactivate the Disqus comments. They were super convenient (seeing I did not have to handle registrations and spam) but they embed trackers and there are […]
Anyone searching for my very old webpages from pre-Drupal days will now see a link to the page for Wayback Machine on the Page Not Found error page, if that page was previously saved. I’ve […]
Site was down for 15 mins at 19:30 UTC while I upgraded my hosting from 1 vCPU to 2 vCPU as CPU had been bottlenecking at times for up to 5 mins. Hope this improves […]
Noticed quite a few images were 2MB and one even 8MB in size and they are all reduced to 200KB to 400KB so hopefully pages will load a bit quicker.
I ran some extension updates yesterday and noted that there was an error when running the database update afterwards, but as my admin portal view was working fine I had not checked the public pages. […]