Hello… again?

Yeah! I’ve got my own domain now!

For the five readers that read my only post on my old site, you can skip through this. Otherwise, here’s what I’m talking about:

I used to have a domain with a Dynamic DNS provider, duckdns.org, because it was free and let me use my Nextcloud instance for my home server. But I started hosting other services on my Raspberry Pi, namely WordPress, where I set up a blog called Stuff and Things where I could write about a bunch of stuff I wanted to share with the world.

BUT. Soon enough I started getting my domain blocked through many security blacklists like the one in Divested OS or Fortinet (which is a professional service many people use). This is for a very good reason, though: many attackers use Dynamic DNS to set up domain names without validation and without payment to perform suspicious activities. On top of that, I was using MariaDB for Nextcloud and WordPress, and this ended up breaking my WordPress instance to the point where I lost everything (a.k.a the one post I made). It was time to do something different, so I purchased a website (it was actually relatively cheap and easy), set up security with Cloudflare, and reworked my server with Podman (a PITA when you’re setting it up for the first time, especially since Debian has really old versions of it). And I’m backing up my files this time, so what happened before can’t happen again.

That leads us to where we are now! Welcome to my blog, Stuff and Things, where I’ll (hopefully more often) write about a bunch of stuff I want to share with the world. This is probably going to be more often than not about technology, but stay tuned for anything!

Lastly, thanks for checking out my website. I hope you like it.

P.S. If you want to read that first post, all the attachments are gone but you can still read it on my game’s itch.io page: https://pastthepixels.itch.io/infiniteshooter/devlog/442327/adding-mouse-controls-to-a-vertical-shooter-in-godot


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