Blog Archive


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

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


Why your NS records matter


Tracking SQL queries


A big update to DNS Spy – DNS Spy Blog


HTTP-over-QUIC will officially become HTTP/3


Automatic monitoring of Laravel Forge managed sites with Oh Dear!