Author: Vratislav Hutsky

Apache and umask 002

I ran into a problem with Apache on Centos 6. For some time, I was the only person who had access to this particular machine so permissions were not a problem. However, now that somebody else is taking care of the website

Tagged with: , , , ,

“Lazy” Synolocker

A funny thing happened to me the other day. Someone brought me a 4-bay Synology NAS which had been hit by ransomware called Synolocker. The usual scenario – the NAS was exposed to the internet, maybe not updated as regularly

Tagged with: ,

Blackthorne

Yet another game from the 90’s that I wanted to tick off as done. Here are a few screenshots:

Tagged with: ,

Centos 7 – bridge for KVM

I got a machine on which I wanted to try Centos 7 and KVM virtualization. As usual, I had to search for how to do a network bridge as it’s been quite long since I did it last time (on

Tagged with: , , ,

Systemd problem

At home, I’ve been using rolling release of Debian for my desktop for quite some time. The good thing about it is that years go by and you need not worry about the end of life of this or that

Tagged with: ,

Hardware repairs

I’ve been tinkering with my computers ever since the days of ZX Spectrum, more or less. In the last eight years or so, however, people would come to me with their broken laptops and computers every now and then. It

Tagged with:

Gettext translations

Gettext is a great way to localize and internationalize (simply put, to translate) your (web)applications. It’s especially useful when you’re building a multi-language application because you can separate the code from the translation process effectively. all strings that need to

Tagged with: , ,

Lands of Lore (again)

Some time ago, I started playing Lands of Lore. Then I took a short break (for about five years 🙂 ) and now I happened to stumble across the saved games so I decided to go on again this Xmas.

Tagged with: , ,

Skype in Docker

Although jabber is my preferred IM protocol, sometimes I have to communicate with people who, for some reason, only use Skype. On Debian, that can be quite a problem, supposing you are not particularly keen on weed infestation of your

Tagged with: ,

Yii CRUD generator and plural forms

Yii framework has a really nice CRUD generator that can speed up building back-end applications, which tend to be rather similar and therefore repetitive. If you prepare reasonable taxonomy of the underlying database tables, it also manages the page headers

Tagged with: , ,
Top