Posts Categorised: Web Technologies

0HTML5 LogoResponsive background images for websites

I’ve recently been updating my websites and web server and adding a new site (LoveCrete.org). I wanted to have a background image on LoveCrete and realised that of course 1 size doesn’t fit all screens. Here is a summary of what my thinking was and what I did to cater for the numerous screen sizes and orientations.
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0nginx curves error SSL_CTX_set1_curves_list

I recently ran into an error with a new nginx config that I couldn’t find anywhere on google! Turns out that was because I was reading the font wrongly and substitued a lower case L for a number 1. So if you ended up on this psage because you searched for SSL_CTX_setl_curves_list then try searching again, for SSL_CTX_set1_curves_list.
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0Centos 8

Centos 8 has finally been released and will eventually provide the base for a new hosting platform for us. However it isn’t quite ready as there are a few packages not yet available.
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0Optimising WAN MTU for BT Infinity

Since switching from my BT SmartHub to a pfsense router I’ve had a few minor teething problems. One of which has been the squid proxy service causing a problem where I can’t access the BBC website with an error. Whilst I did eventually fix this through a slightly strange method, I encountered a possible source of the problem which was worth fixing on it’s own
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0BT Mesh WiFi

After replacing my BT SmartHub with a pfsense router, I’ve been looking to upgrade the house WiFi as well. Most devices are wired as most rooms have wired connections I fitted for my parents years ago when wireless was barely a reality. However phones, tablets, e-readers, and laptops really do work best with wireless (or only with wireless in some cases), and to work well need a wireless system that enables mobility.
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