Tag Archives: Linux

Securing WordPress with Fail2Ban

On Christmas some bored Latvian (according to whois) ‘script kid’ decided to try-and-break into one of my WordPress installations with brute force login attempts. Not a problem as such, because I had already taken precautions against such attempts, but his … Continue reading

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WordPress and NextGen gallery (in)compatibility

It seems that the NextGen 2.x picture gallery plugin for WordPress is not fully compatible with WordPress versions 3.7 and up. I had to downgrade NextGen to version 1.9.13 to make it work again. Apologies to anyone who has been … Continue reading

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New server

This site, Kawaii Dieselpunk, is now running on a new (well, newer) server hardware. What prompted me to upgrade the system was that at some point I suddenly realized with a chill, that the hard drive I had used when … Continue reading

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Replacing WordPress wp-cron with a cron job

There is a build-in feature in WordPress for scheduling various events, which is called wp-cron. For some reason or other it seems to work very sporadically, and in my case for backup scheduling, most of the time it didn’t work … Continue reading

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Backup drive check and GPU/disk temperature

I thought to share here some of the bash scripts I’ve made for maintaining my Gentoo Linux system. 1. Checking for a correct detachable drive before backing up with rsync. In my case, the script checks whether the correct eSATA … Continue reading

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