LLM Dall-E Fun While Researching

The large language models (LLM), GPT-4 and Gemini, are great for research and training. I’ve been using them for legal research, examining ideas in physics and testing it’s capabilities with circuit generation. They are also excellent at generation of code in pretty much any programming language. So having read about that scientific paper that made… Continue reading LLM Dall-E Fun While Researching

response code 410 – It’s gone, son…

One of the pains of being a website administrator is securing the login to the administrative portion of your website. Ideally, the website tells someone other than the true administrator to bugger off in a nice way. What better way for that to happen than for the website to tell the visitor: “That login? It’s… Continue reading response code 410 – It’s gone, son…

.htaccess redirection fun with mod_rewrite

For the holidays, I decided to gift readers with a series of some useful but fun posts titled “.htaccess redirection fun with mod_rewrite“. The series is dedicated to the fun you can have with Apache redirection while keeping tight security of your website. Though not for the faint of heart, one can have fun toying… Continue reading .htaccess redirection fun with mod_rewrite

Long Delay in Login to Desktop on Kali 6.4.0 and Ubuntu 22.04

In recent weeks both OS’ show a long delay in login to seeing the session desktop. The delay increased by 300-600%, up to 140+ seconds. The machine in question is an older HP workstation, which normally took less than 20 seconds. The problem is present regardless of whether the machine is rebooted or started from… Continue reading Long Delay in Login to Desktop on Kali 6.4.0 and Ubuntu 22.04

Bash scripts: WordPress Restore

1: Introduction2: Requirements3: Script4: The Devil 1: Introduction Bash script WordPress Restore is the conjugate tool for restoring from a backup created by the WordPress Backup script. WordPress restore is one of the most important tasks for a WordPress site administrator for obvious reasons. The script presented in this post guarantees a way to “reproducibly restore” a WordPress… Continue reading Bash scripts: WordPress Restore

Bash scripts: WordPress Backup

1: Introduction 2: Requirements 3: The Script 4: Caveats Introduction WordPress backup is one of the most important tasks for a WordPress site administrator for obvious reasons. After many years of struggling with a good concise backup method that was guaranteed to work every time, I decided to design my own method using a Bash script. The script… Continue reading Bash scripts: WordPress Backup