Blog Archive


I like to write. Here's a collection of my blogposts.

Nginx: add_header not working on 404


Some useful changes to the Oh Dear! monitoring service


Enable the RPC JSON API with password authentication in Bitcoin Core


How to upgrade to the latest Bitcoin Core version


I forgot how to manage a server


Retrieving the Genesis block in Bitcoin with bitcoin-cli


Requesting certificates with Let’s Encrypt’s official certbot client


Lazily load below-the-fold images and iframes


Using Oh Dear! to keep your Varnish cache warm


Podcast: Exploring Bitcoin with Edd Mann


The end of Extended Validation certificates


Archiving the bitcoin-dev mailing lists


Initial impressions on running a Bitcoin Core full node


MySQL 8 & Laravel: The server requested authentication method unknown to the client


Showing the DNS score in your dashboard & an updated layout


Run a Bitcoin Lightning Node on CentOS 7


Limit the disk space consumed by Bitcoin Core nodes on Linux


Run a Bitcoin Core full node on CentOS 7


Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get


Our Gitlab CI pipeline for Laravel applications – Oh Dear! blog


PHP 7.3.0 Release Announcement


Deploying laravel-websockets with Nginx reverse proxy and supervisord


Benchmarking websocket server performance with Artillery


Increase the number of open files for jobs managed by supervisord


My Laracon EU talk: Minimum Viable Linux