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I have managed to get SSL enabled with the help of Staircase.

Now all of our websites will include an SSL service, including this blog.

Additionally, I have now migrated my django blog to the production server.

Which means that I have now for all intents and purposes launched my blog.

23 Dec 2017, 3:52 p.m. Replies: 0
Category: Alphacms

AlphaCMS has been upgraded to version 0.3.5

This includes

  • Removal of old redundent code.
  • Slightly easier to customise your own individual site.
  • Code code now installed as a python package. This will reduce the time to update the codebase
  • Performance improvements.
  • Bugfixing (URL's now work).
  • dropping BBcode.
  • upgraded to python 3 and django 1.1.1
  • switch from MySQL to Postgres.
  • temporarially disabled a few features (such as avatars).

The core package will enable the speedy deployment of new code, to multiple different website. I have plans to use AlphaCMS to power,, and soon. All three of them will feature some combination of a blog, forums and static content pages. There will of course be divergence from that, but those divergences can feature in their own individual code repositories.

This website is going to be essentially a production deployment test case, don't be supprised if you see it go down due to a bug.

Everything stills seems to be working well. I have also tested the uploads and tags in this post.


3 Nov 2017, 12:08 a.m. Replies: 2

I have some novice exprience using GIMP. Although I have done plenty of editing of static images, I have never edited a animated GIF.

Here is my first attempt. I hope you like it.

Niantic? More like Nyantic!


21 Jul 2016, 1:41 a.m. Replies: 0



Bash on Ubuntu for Windows is out now in the Windows 10 Preview Build 14316


This almost makes me want to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Officially mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on the 13th of January 2015, and extended support (that is the security updates) ends on the 14th of January 2020


Interestingly, on the support site for windows 10, there is a "mainstream support end date" for Windows 10.α=Windows%2010&Filter;=FilterNO Considering this is the "last version of windows" I wonder what it means by this? Are there plans for Windows 11 in 2020? or is there going to be a radical overhaul of Windows 10 (i.e Windows 10.1?). I still imagine they are going to stick to their "widnwos as a service model", i.e all updates will be rolling releases like Mac/Ubuntu do.

7 Apr 2016, 1:44 a.m. Replies: 0

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