Author: chris

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Bike Maintenance Checklist

General Clean bike Check frame for cracks / dents Bounce bike and check for rattles and noises Remove, clean and re-lubricate seat post. Wheels Check tyres for wear / cuts. Replace if necessary. Check...

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Running Your Own VPN Using Docker

I’ve previously written about running your own VPN using a very low end tiny VPS. That post worked well for OpenVZ “tiny” virtual machines, but was not very portable. Using Docker and OpenVPN it’s...

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Docker and WordPress

I run a couple of WordPress websites. For the many years I’ve been using various shared web hosts to host the sites, but recently they started to fail me for various reasons. Fortunately, I...

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Running Your Own VPN

Virtual Private Networks (known as VPNs) are becoming prevalent on the internet these days, particularly due to the news coverage of encryption and privacy. There are many providers of consumer VPNs charging anything up...

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Using a Flat-File Database Library with Node.js

Storing data with any web service is probably important. Typically a database such as MySQL or MongoDB would be used. However both of these require database software to be installed and configured. For some of...

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Low End Spirit

Low End Spirit is a service that provides virtual private servers (VPS), sometimes known as virtual machines (VM), at many locations around the world at a very very! low cost. Super low cost. From €1.99 per year low cost....

Find My iPhone via Node.js

The Find My iPhone app is a great feature of iCloud. You can track your iCloud enabled devices to determine if you left your iPad at work or your iPhone on the bus; you can send messages or play sounds to help locate...

Avoid OpenShift Application Idling

OpenShift is a great Platform-as-a-Service provided by Red Hat to host web applications in a cloud environment. I use OpenShift to host a few services, such as my iPhone Tracking service (details here). The OpenShift free plan provides...