Logos for wikis

I'd like to see some logos for the following wikis: Healthywiki, Visawiki and Wikifurniture. Let me know if you think you can make something nice, or even better, you can directly upload it to the wiki. And yeah, anything is better than nothing at all.

Silly with rsnapshot

A bit silly. I tried setting up rsnapshot to make snapshots of the entire filesystem on my server. This apparently led to a fatal exception in the Linux kernel, probably when rsyncing /dev and especially /proc. It took a bit of time before it was fixed, but everything is working fine again. I'll make sure to first try silly things such as backup / localhost on my laptop.

fail2ban and sshd on non-standard port

Sometimes wifi connections only allow connections to a limited range of ports. In Israel connections to ports over 1024 were seriously throttled. So I put the SSH server of one machine on port 22. When going through /var/log/auth last week I found many bots trying to enter with standard names. So I installed fail2ban, today I'm checking and everything is working fine. For your own safety you can set up IP addresses that can always come through. Merely putting sshd on a non-standard port seems to be a more adequate way to keep bots out.

My wikis - a couple of new ones and a tiny reflection

So yeah, I tend to start wikis all the time.  The past months have been no exception.  Marc had been talking a lot about "Cultwiki" (or at least about cults in various forms) so while in Israel I took a little moment and set up Cultwiki, which so far almost hasn't seen many edits - I'm not really that interested in cults myself  - or well, to think about why a specific group I like or don't like is a cult.  But maybe you are just as interested as Marc?  I also set up

Working on Backups

Today I got myself a new portable 320 GB harddrive. I've been setting up rsnapshot for some time machine like backups, both from my laptop as well as from my Hetzner server. Now I'm hoping rsnapshot will also properly run under cygwin so it can run on my brother's laptop with a future Lacie RAID 2TB Hard Disk MAX, for extra data security with RAID 1. P.S. Rename USB drive in Ubuntu.

A beautiful day in Trashy Harlem

Trash in Harlem

Status update on 2009-07-02 at 0:23

Firefox 3.5 definitely feels faster

Status update on 2009-07-01 at 7:50

"The recent figure I just got was over 92% of all soy grown in the Amazon is for animal consumption, not human."

Small business websites

Last year September my brother and I started working on a Drupal site for a business: Teak Furniture.  As is often the case I didn't really have a clear idea about what to expect.  From the start we've been playing with search engine optimization

Status update on 2009-06-30 at 18:31

Let's see if the wordpress ping.fm plugin is working properly at guaka.org