So I went and ordered myself a new server. My old one was a VPS from
Linode with 1 core, 1 GB of RAM and a 24 GB disk. The new one is a dedicated
server from online.net with 8 cores, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of hard disk space.
At the same time it is only slightly more expensive so I jumped at the opportunity. How reliable it actually is will
only be shown with time, but I like living on the bleeding edge. So I thought I would write a blog post about all the
stuff I run into when setting up the new server. Note: This post is meant for reference only, not as a guide. Be sure
look for recommendations from people wiser than myself regarding any security settings.
Whatever you think of Internet scammers, they sure are inventive. They keep figuring out new ways to scam people for
clicks, money, or whatever it is they want. Today I noticed a new type of auto-sharing spam page that was unwittingly
shared by a Facebook friend of mine. It takes form as a regular looking clickbait page that lures you in with its title,
but when you go to the page, it fools the user into sharing it on their own page.
For some reason, while browsing the Interwebs, I stumbled upon
Carolina Eyck, a German
theremin player. The theremin is a fascinating electronic instrument played
by moving hands in front of the instrument, without touching it. It has a very unique space-y kind of sound. Even though
I am not musical in any way, after seeing a few videos, I suddenly had a great urge to get myself one and learn to play
it. To save everyone’s ears, I won’t be doing that, but will just settle for listing some fun videos.