Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Coding, Guide
Keep Updated You should update your linux settings no less than once a month. This will ensure that you are not running vulnerable technology. Remove Header Details / Disable Tokens When Apache web server generates any web pages or error pages, some important information about the version and other details implemented on the system are displayed in the web site server header. ex: Server: Apache/2.0.53 (Ubuntu) PHP/4.3.10-10ubuntu4 Server at xx.xx.xx.xx Port 80 To ensure that the Apache HTTP web server does not broadcast this message to the whole world publicly and fix possible security issue, modify these two directives ServerTokens and ServerSignature in httpd.conf configuration file. Edit the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf Add the following: ServerSignature Off ServerTokens Prod Save and restart the apache web service. You server will then only identify itself as Server: apache…
Read More
What I Use 2015

What I Use 2015

Opinions
The updated 2015 list of my gadgets, computers and software I use on a daily basis. Computer(s) Computer: MacBook Pro I've been using a couple of different setups this year, but right now I'm using a nice new MacBook Pro 13" with an attached 23" monitor. It's fast, has crazy long battery life, and works perfectly for doing coding or layout on my book. Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S5 I was using the LG G3, but the buggy software was causing some random reboot issues. I swapped it out for a Samsung Galaxy S5. While not as quick with the camera, it is a very solid smartphone. The fingerprint reader is a joke, but the unit is waterproof. Tablet: Onda 919V Dual Boot The Onda 919V 3G Air is a Chinese knock off…
Read More
AD&D 2nd Edition Dungeon Master Screen

AD&D 2nd Edition Dungeon Master Screen

Gaming
I put these together to help me run AD&D 2nd edition games. Makes DM'ing so much easier. Download them free! Also, don't forget to check out the character sheet that goes with these. [caption id="attachment_1368" align="alignnone" width="640"] Right click and SAVE AS to download the full size JPG[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1369" align="alignnone" width="640"] Right click and SAVE AS to download the full size JPG[/caption]
Read More
FAE Han Solo

FAE Han Solo

Gaming
I am gearing up to run my kids through a Fate Accelerated game of Star Wars. For the first character that I am creating, I give you Han Solo! Han Solo High Concept: Smuggler with questionable clients Trouble: Hunted by a 50,000 crt bounty by Jabba the Hutt Other Aspects: Captain of the Millenium Falcon. I'm in it for the money You like me because I'm a scoundrel. Approaches:  Careful: Average (+1) Clever: Average (+1) Flashy: Good (+3) Forceful: Mediocre (+0) Quick: Fair (+2) Sneaky: Fair (+2) Stunts: Shoot First: gain a +2 to your Shoot skill if you are being provoked
Read More
Howto Play by Post Any RPG on Google+

Howto Play by Post Any RPG on Google+

Gaming
The most common thing I get asked when starting to run a new role-playing game online is how does Play by Post work. Here is a break down of how I run AD&D (1e/2e/OSRIC) games with Google+. First, what is play-by-post. Play-by-post PbP is a game run by posting situations and then allowing for players to respond to them. It's not the fastest way to play, and the waiting sometimes sucks; I have to make sure everyone has a chance to contribute before rolling out the next part of the story. But where it works really really good is for people who are across the globe in different timezones and on different schedules. A single area could take a few hours to a few days to complete - but everyone has…
Read More
Top 10 Android Apps to install on a new Android device

Top 10 Android Apps to install on a new Android device

Opinions
In the past I've done FOSS list for Windows, not that I've moved onto Android, here are my top 10 picks for app everyone should have installed on their phone/tablet. Apps Suite: Google apps Gmail App: The default email client on Android is good, but there is a different, gmail specific one. It has some nice features that the built in one is lacking. Gmail on the Play Store Google Calendar App: Similarly to the Gmail app above, there is a Google Calendar specific app. Google Calendar on Play Store Google Drive App: This app gives you access to add, edit and upload files to your Google Drive. Easily edit documents, spreadsheets and share. Google Drive on Play Store Google Voice: Great app that replaces your voicemail. It will transcribe…
Read More
Useful Command Line Scripts

Useful Command Line Scripts

Coding
Below is a list of very common linux commands that any linux person should know by heart. From gzipping files, to running backups this is my personal cheat sheet Compressing Files and Folders Unzip 7z Archive 7za x myfiles.7z gzip File gzip -9 file gzip Folder tar -zcvf archive-name.tar.gz directory-name Uncompress Gzip File gzip -d file.gz Remove Files and Folders Removing a large number of files If you're getting this error: /bin/rm: Argument list too long. Use this command: find . -type f -delete Remove folder from SVN rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn` Remove ._ files find . -name "._*" -exec rm '{}' \; -print Remove Dreamweaver Notes rm -rf `find . -type d -name _notes` Renaming Multiple Files find . -name "*.jpg" -exec sh -c 'mv…
Read More
Basic Linux Commands For Managing A LAMPP Server

Basic Linux Commands For Managing A LAMPP Server

Coding, Guide
Frequently I am asked by clients for details on how to manage a lampp server. While I do not recommend that clients who are not familiar with systems mess with the core system there are a few simple tasks that anyone can do to back or restart basic systems. Let's get started. First you need an account with SUDO access to the server. By SUDO you are going to SSH into the server. SSH? SUDO? Linux servers typically do not have a windows type interface to them and require that you to everything in a command line system. SSH is how we are going to connect to the server. To do this you need a terminal program, OSX on the Mac includes one out of the box. Windows users will…
Read More