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CPanel AutoSSL Renewal Problems

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, linux, cpanel.
363 words, 2 minute read time.

Since adding a new domain to my CPanel server, I've had AutoSSL renewal errors. These have been emailed to me via the AutoSSL check that runs overnight. Anyway, the problem (at least in my case) sits with the .htaccess file and here's my solution.


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Powertec Workbench LeverGym Review

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: weight-training, review.
1860 words, 7 minute read time.
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A review of the Powertec Workbench LeverGym. This is the first bit of workout kit I bought when I moved from a five-bedroom house with a garage to a two-bedroom flat. I needed something with a fairly small footprint.


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Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System Review

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: weight-training, review.
1339 words, 5 minute read time.
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A review of the Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System. Back in my youth I did a lot of weight-training but then life got in the way and I took a 20 year layoff. When I was 46 I took it up again and this is the kit I originally used for my weight-training when I restarted.


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Why Use Jekyll as a Blogging Platform?

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, jekyll, blogging.
716 words, 3 minute read time.

My reasoning behind using Jekyll to power this site. I've used Wordpress on many blogs in the past but I didn't need all the features it provides for this blog and a static blog generation app seemed more appropriate. This article looks at how I came to decide to use Jekyll.


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Bear Writer Review - a Gorgeous Notes App

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, review, gtd, apple, bear.
1181 words, 4 minute read time.
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A review of Shiny Frog's Bear Writer, which I really like and assessed to see if I could integrate it into my GTD process. I think it's ideal for note-taking, short-form writing (blog posts and such) and journaling, although some people might not like the subscription model it uses. I think it's worth looking at if you want a Markdown-based notes app.


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Rescuing the Exclamation Mark

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: writing.
754 words, 3 minute read time.
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Exclamation marks are overused and abused these days and we need the grammar police to be vigilant in prosecuting offenders. I'd guess at least 99% of exclamation marks used in electronic communication are inappropriate and unnecessary.


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How to Calculate Your Wilks Score

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: weight-training.
493 words, 2 minute read time.

The Wilks Score allows powerlifters and weight-trainers to make an equitable comparison of the weights lifted regardless of body weight, gender and -- with a modification to the pure Wilks score -- age. This article explains how to go about calculating your Wilks Score.


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CSF Problems After EasyApache 4 Upgrade

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, linux, cpanel, csf.
191 words, less than 1 minute read time.

If you've upgraded your CPanel system from EasyApache 3 to EasyApache 4 there's a possibility that CSF (ConfigServer Firewall) won't run correctly. This is because the EasyApache upgrade moves the Apache log files. This article explains how to correct this problem.


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Problems With P0f After Reboot or Upgrade

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, linux, cpanel.
268 words, less than 1 minute read time.

If you get the p0f appears to be down message after upgrading or rebooting a CPanel system, I have a fix for you. I haven't yet worked out how to stop it altogether but this fix holds things steady until the next upgrade or reboot.


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Installing Jekyll on MacOS (OSX) 10.11+

Posted by Gordon Ansell on with tags: tech, jekyll, apple, macos.
676 words, 3 minute read time.
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The process I used to install Jekyll on MacOS 10.11+ (actually 10.12.6) after encountering errors such as 'You don't have write permissions', 'public_suffix requires Ruby version >= 2.1', 'Your Xcode (7.2.1) is too outdated' and 'rbenv shell command not found'. It was a bit of a nightmare, but I got there in the end.


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