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Setting up the LAMP Stack from scratch on Ubuntu

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When migrating servers to AWS, its great to be able to set them up easily and quickly. This is effectively a lovely cheat-sheet. By running the scripts below you can have a full LAMP Stack running on an EC2 instance running Ubuntu in less than 5 minutes. /* Set locale to UK - V IMPORTANT!! */ sudo locale-gen en_GB.UTF-8 /* Run update and upgrades */ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade /*...

Spam calendar invites from 16700700.com

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Anyone else’s calendar getting completely spammed with invites from 16700700.com or 35700700.com ?   If you are, you are not alone – my calendar has been absolutely crammed with them. As far as I can tell there is no malware or anything security-wise that I have done to allow access to my calendar, it would appear that anyone can invite themselves to any calendar – an...

Essential viewing for web developers

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Every now and again I come across some amazing videos on YouTube that I think are relevant to all web developers. One author (video blogger? – not sure what they are called) who is particularly brilliant is Tom Scott. He wonderfully articulates how web technologies and their exploits happen, and how to ensure that you don’t fall in to the same traps as many systems/sites out there...

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