Category Archives: Internet

Alles wat am groussen ganzen mat Internet zesummen hänkt

Back to life

So after more than 2 years of inactivity, I decided to bring my site back to life! I had some other projects running, which still are, but I wanted to have my old site up again.

Not that it had been offline, but I didn’t continue to post content on it anymore. I’ll be trying to bring back some articles in the future. I’ll start with a series of articles on how to improve your wordpress site. I’ve been updateing and keeping running a few sites and honestly, the same questions usually stick up again and again. An ofthen I have to do some research to find solutions, but I’ll be doing that more in the future again.

I’ll share these searches and the outcomes in this spot with you, as well as other thoughts on computers, internet & security as well. Cheers and stay tuned!

Third step – Finally

So finally i realized the final configuration on my network. I integrated my Security Gateway into my network and i am enjoying the statistics the thing is showing me. I am fully satisfied for the moment. For sure i am hoping for more options especially some kind of protection for children or other non wanted pages. I’ve been used to Ipfire for some time, but for my private needs the USG should be doing it.

But what should i tell you? I’ll show you some screen shots which is better than any long report! Ah yeah… I just ran into one issue during installing my device. It’s default IP is in the 192.168.1.X Range which may become a problem if your router / Internet Connection is in the same range! So before i realized that i really had a hard time. But finally changing the Modem’s IP solved everything and from that on the system keeps running.

           

Managing multiple WordPress Sites

So do you need to update more than one WordPress Site? If this is the case you might look around for managing multiple Sites over a singe interface. A few weeks ago I did have a look into that topic due to the fact that I didn’t want to spend an hour every month logging into various sites I keep an eye on, simply to click and update everything. So I had a look over the horizon of these programs.

I found a few but most f them were managed somehow by companies where you needed to somehow provide them your log in’s, which seems logical if you want them to update your sites. But as I am a somebody suspicious, I wanted to stay the boss of my data and so I decided myself for a tool called “MainWP”. So if you should ever consider getting something similar, you might have a look at the program.

You simply have to install the plugin on your main Site, and install on the sites you want to manage a child plugin. That’s it! No fancy registration etc. Very easy! And you stay Master of your passwords and log in’s!

The tool itself comes as a simple plugin for WordPress. They recommend setting up an own WordPress Site for the tool, which I definitely can confirm! It simplifies things and keeps it more clear and clean. Another thing I recommend is enabling the unique security ID on the “child” sites, those are the sites you want to manage over your central site. This gives your managed sites more security. I am not sure that without enabling this feature, it would not be possible for anybody to modify your site. But anyway… Enabling security features isn’t a mistake! Never!

For the rest you should simply try it out yourself. It’s worth a try! Yes there are other sites with more features and you might need to put up an own cron-job, but you stay your very own Key-Master.

P.S. Sites / URL’s have been blanked out!

Virtual Server made easy

I was shown by a colleague of mine a nice tool I wanted to share. Ever wanted to have your own cheap Linux server on the net? So did I and the prices were not so, let’s simply say, attractive! Either you get a real Virtual Server and these come starting for at least 10€ / month, but you can find prices for about 5€ / month where you get a scalable server.

The service I tried out is called DigitalOcean and it appears to be one of the most simple services in this sector. You can, in less than a Minute, create a new server, scale them up and much much more. And the best of it, you pay as you use it. Not using any space or CPU etc, means you’re not paying anything.

It’s easier than running your own Raspberry at home and not having a fix IP etc. For the fix IP you’re already paying much more, and many tools need an own IP so if you’re interested in this, you might have a look at it.

That’s the way the cookie crumbles…

pi-top CEED

After a few month of waiting for my second Crowdfunding Project, i finally recieved my pi-top CEED. I aditionally backed the Speaker so this was an Option in the funding. So wanted to Review a litte bit this Project which i followed from the beginning on.

First i have to say that the Initiators always kept a very good contact to the funders! They posted on a regular Basis News of the Project and so as a backer you were always kept informed. This was especially interesting due to the fact that at some Point they ran into Problems and had difficulties to stay in the schedule. In my opinion very positive and so as a backer i always felt myself very comfortable even with some weeks falling back! I never got the idea that my Money could get lost.

Another nice touch was that they posted on a few occasions Pictures of what we could expect as a result.

As the package arrived at my home i have to admit, that it was very well protected. The packaging itself was as already seen on the Pictures nice and trendy.

Using the device itself… Inserted the SD-Card which was provided and connected the Raspberry-Pi (i did buy it separately) and booted the device up. No Problems with defective Pixels for my device and the Speaker worked after the Installation as it should! Okay… It is not only the physical Installation but you also Need to install the Drivers. Inside the package you could find the How-to or you can read it from the page under this link.

Finally i have to say that the Linux-OS package provided from them is not my favourite… It is quiet Special and has apart from the standard Desktop a Icon based second Desktop. Apparently invented for Kids or Linux-Newbies this should do it work, but for People who are used to Linux not the Thing you want… I will try to get more into that distro and see if it is what i Need. Otherwise i will stick to as usual Distro for the Raspberry.

Anyway… The device itself is of very good Quality in my opinion! I got a green one and the Color is flashy =D I´m lovin it! The idea to hold the Raspi with Magnets is another glorious idea! The only negative aspect is that inserting any USB device may result in misplacing the Raspberry… By being careful it should work.

Roundabout it is a nice Piece which i got for a reasonable price by being a backer.

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What Bloggers did in Luxembourg 2015

So for the end of the year, i had once again a look at the blogging scene here in Luxembourg. So honestly, what happened in the scene. Last year i did this already and i have to say that after one year a lot of new pages came up!

Last year on the first place there were many fashion bloggers. And as it appears nothing changed there. They still make the first place. Lots of people seem to be interested in this domain. Even real life meetings take place and this community seems to be alive and kick-in.

Second place in my eyes seem to be (i call them) Instagram bloggers. These are people who mainly post pictures. From any situation in life. Not really any text but the focus is really on photos.

Third place goes to food bloggers. So they lost in my eyes a place but still a strong community and in my eyes the community which is underrated for the work they put into their pages!

On the last place come many blog’s who are very specialized. And i have to say that those blog’s as well as the food bloggers put a lot of effort and their hearts into their blog’s which is in my eyes the most important thing for a blog. Simply putting up pictures of stuff you bought, tried out and photographed is less complicated than building up a complete story around your post. It takes much more time to think, prepare and realize those posts than taking some pictures on the go as you walk a city or do shopping.

But anyway that’s only a personal opinion and certainly everybody who puts work into ist page deserves respect for it! So keep up the good work!

Fir d’Enn vum Joer hunn ech alt erëm eng Kéier d’Blogger Seene hei zu Lëtzebuerg an engem Post zesummen gefaasst, genau ewéi ech dat schonns läschte Joer gemeet hat.

Lëschten Joer loungen d’Moude Blogger op der éischter Plaatz an ewéi et schéngt ass dat dëst Joer och den Fall. Een ganzen Koup vun Leit schéngen an deem Domaine interesséiert ze sinn an et gëtt mëttlerweil esou guer eng ganz Rei vun Evenementer wou sech sou Leit erëm fannen.

Op der zweeter Plaatz kommen fir mech (ech nennen se) Instagram Blogger. Dëst sinn Leit déi haaptsächlech Fotoen bloggen. An egal wei enger Liewes Situatioun oder wou och ëmmer. Hei läit den Fokus virun allem op Fotoen an manner um Text.

Op drëtter Plaatz kommen d’Blogger déi iwwert Iessen schreiwen. Un sech hunn se an mengen Aen eng Plaatz verluer, mä ech sinn eierelch gesot der Meenung dass se een bëssen ënnerbewäert sinn, well hir Bloggen wierklech vill Zäit an Virbereedungen an Usproch huelen.

Op leschter Plaatz leien een ganzen Koup spezieller an individueller Säiten. Ewéi gesot fannen ech dass déi Säiten an d’Food Blogger leider dacks wierklech ënner estiméiert sinn fir déi Aarbecht déi se an hir Posten stiechen. Einfach Fotoen ze maachen vun Produiten oder Platzen an ze posten ass denken ech manner ustrengend ewéi dat wou een Koup Blogger opbréngen fir een interessanten Post ze erstellen.

Mä nichts desto trotz, dëst ass nëmmen meng perséinlech Meenung an all Blogger sollt un sech den Respekt kréien well en dacks zimlech vill Zäit an seng Posten investéiert! Also weider sou mat der gudder Aarbecht!