I covered my ideal ssh config settings a few days ago, but I left out one part, my ssh keys. When it comes to ssh keys I like to use a different key for different servers, or groups of servers.
I have one ssh key I use at work, one for my personal websites, and at the moment a 3rd for a side-project I’m working on.
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A BETA version of the next release of Firefox has been released this week (3.6.4 build 1).
This version of Firefox 3 provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when one of the following browser plugins fail:
- Adobe Flash
- Apple Quicktime
- Microsoft Silverlight
It is claimed that if one of the above plugins crashes or freezes, it will not affect the rest of Firefox. The user is able to refresh / reload the page to restart the plugin and try again. Continue reading Firefox 3.6.4 build 1 released (BETA)
Recently I was asked how I’d managed to set up alias’s for all of the development servers I use on a day to day basis on my work laptop (a MacBook Pro), and how I had managed to set a default username for all outgoing connections. To which I replied I’d just set up my most commonly used connections in my ssh config file. What follows is a sample of my ssh config, which will hopefully help you to write your own.
Continue reading My ideal ssh client config set-up
Offsite backup is one of those luxuries that most small websites and bloggers will never have, mainly because of cost, but sometimes because our hosting solutions do not support or offer them.
So this week I lost the server that my sites sit on for a few days, and I realised that I have no real backup of the databases on there. I have a copy of the code as it’s within SubVersion, so there was never really any chance of losing that part of my site, but what about my database. This got me thinking, is there a way I can sort out a form of offsite database backup?
Continue reading Free offsite backup via Google