I get asked that a lot, 'where did the name DaFoot come from'?

Came about from using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) during my undergrad degree at Aber uni.

For those not in the know, IRC is a chat protocol. We would use it to organise pub meetings mostly, no surprise really as we were mostly students in the particular chat room.

The name I used was Bigfoot, but there came a point when I couldn't get that name as someone else always seemed to be using it, after several mutations I ended up at 'DaFoot'.

I can be found on numerous social websites, usually using the DaFoot handle, including Twitter and Instagram. I make no promises about ever posting anything interesting to my social media accounts.

 

I keep forgetting how to enable SSL on my websites. I need a basic certificate I've no need for super certificates, I'm not a bank!
So LetsEncrypt, a free SSL certificate service will do the job nicely.

Here I describe how I install LetsEncrypt certificates using the GetSSL script on AWS EC2 instances.

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I think I started training with the Sheffield University Judo sometime in 2004, arriving as a 1st dan. At that point Andy Miller was leading the coaching.
In time he decided to pack in the coaching and I took over....

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Repeat after me...
  • It's important to backup your files.
  • It's important to backup your files.
  • It's important to backup your files.
Here's how I set up backup on my Linux machines using a Synology NAS drive.
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I used to have a handy shortcut to my Jetbrain IntelliJ IDE installation, but with a recent update requiring manual install rather than being able to auto update as usual I found myself having to remember how I created the shortcut.

In Gnome I can use the "Windows" key and type a letter or two of the program name to launch it. This is the behaviour I wanted for IntelliJ Idea.

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