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VPN Gateway - Opening ports the safe way

2018-06-21
3 minutes

VPNs are a way of accessing application which sit on a separate network using an encrypted tunnel. Contrary to popular belief, they are not designed to anonymize your internet habits. Whilst VPNs are designed to enable a client to access the servers network, it’s possible to use them to provide

KeePassXC 2.3 Migration Guide

2018-03-03
3 minutes

I’ve been using KeePassXC since not long after it’s initial split from KeePassX in late 2016. I’ve bounced around many password managers, but KeePassXC looked to fill all the boxes:It’s actively maintained, unfortunately unlike KeePassXIt’s open source, and easy to contribute to, as I haveIt’s got all the features I

Repairing GDM and Bluetooth Audio

2018-02-13

Bluetooth audio is great! I’ve had a pair of Bluetooth headphones, Sony MDR-XB950 BT, for around a year now, and the ability to listen to music without cables is amazing. But, I can only use the Bluetooth parts of this with my phone, because on Linux, it just sounds terrible.

Opening Port 22

2018-01-23

My university has a development sever, which it uses to host our coursework without the need to set up a development environment locally. It also enables lecturers to mark our work in a controlled environment, without needing to spin up an environment, and run untrusted code on their machines, a

My Stack - 2017 Edition

2017-12-31
3 minutes

As a software engineer and perfectionist, I have my machines set up in a very specific way, so I can do my job properly and have everything just the way I like it. Thanks to my dotfiles, I have everything syncing up between machines, meaning the tools I use are

Make QT look less ugly

2017-12-27

As anyone who’s used an application written with the QT UI framework will know, they don’t always look the best, and certainly don’t fit in with the rest of your desktops theme in the way GTK does. Certain themes support styling both GTK and QT applications, however most don’t. Fortunately,

Why I rewrote my website

I’ve had a website for around four years now, starting with a python CGI-based site hosted at 1&1, and evolving into its current form, powered by Hugo. Although I’m a web developer, I’m very far from a designer. I really can’t design anything!Alternatives In the past, I’ve used services like

Revert Arch linux packages to specific date

2017-09-11

I’m one of those Arch users who apparently doesn’t use arch properly: I install updates daily, including packages from the AUR. This has the great benefit of giving me the most up-to-date packages available from upstream. However, the downside of meaning I have the latest packages from upstream, meaning if

Cyber Security Month 2016

2016-10-01

As it is Cyber Security Month, now is the perfect time to work on improving the security on my websites, projects, and servers. But, upgrading them for now isn’t good enough for me, I wanted to add a way of scanning projects automatically, to check for any new issues. As

Fix steam under linux with an iGPU

2016-09-19

Running steam on linux is great, besides the triple-a game support obviously. But running it on an iGPU has recently been causing me problems, mainly under Arch.The solution I have no idea why it works, or why it works, but speaking to some people online, this is the best solution:

ProtonMail - Can it replace your email provider?

2016-06-28

Throughout my life, I’ve had numerous email providers, starting with Hotmail almost 10 years ago. Recently, I’ve been focusing more on ways I can secure my emails. No, I may not have anything to hide, but that doesn’t matter! Originally I thought the best way to keep things secure, and

React Native intro dev meeting

2016-03-16

Recently, at DabApps, we’ve been migrating our mobile app workflow over to using React Native rather than Ionic, mainly because of its near native performance. For the first few projects, there were only a couple of us that knew how to use React Native effectively, and work around the qwerks