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Latest Diary Updates Update

Hmmm, too much use of the word Update in there methinks. Nevertheless, I have pushed the very first change up to the live server. It now shows you (as a widget on the right hand sidebar) the latest diaries to have been updated. At the moment it’s far too slow and so needs some significant…

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Recent Diary Updates Widget

With each site being a completely separate entity I’ve had to put some work in to try to create a sense of community again which I think is important, and from what I can gather from the Facebook group, you guys think is important too. With that in mind, one of the first things I…

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DearDiary Is No Longer Free To Use

Unfortunately, if you’ve been on the Facebook group this week you’ll know that DearDiary is no longer free for use. We recently had something of a security issue, which although it turned out to be an innocuous event, did highlight significant weaknesses in our ability to deal with such issues. To be clear, the security…

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Patrons – Are You Missing Out?

I’ve just checked the Patreon system and noted that there are at least three of you that are paying to be Patrons but are not presently recognised by DearDiary.Net as a Patron. To fix this, login to your DearDiary account here at DearDiary and go to the DearDiary Options -> Supporters menu (left hand side…

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Covid-19 Pandemic And Social Changes

I just wanted to drop a quick note in to check in on everyone and make sure everyone is OK? This is a really stressful time for many people at the moment. Life has changed for many in ways we didn’t really think could happen in our lifetimes. For me, I’m still going to work…

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Linux On The Laptop?

So, over the past few weeks I’ve been on a bit of a ‘degoogling’ spree. I love Android, and I don’t mind Google per-se. Except the amount of data they know about me (and that’s just the stuff they admit to) is absolutely staggering. I suspect they actually know what I had for dinner on…

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Did Anyone Notice I Was Down?

Hopefully not, since it was only down for about 30 seconds… Maybe a minute. How come it was back up so quickly?!? Well, that’s a very good question. Which can only be answered by first asking Why Did It Go Down At All? I broke it. But if anyone’s been following the news around here…

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First Update After Docker and GitHub integration

So, today I have been playing around with getting my development environment up and running properly. The ultimate goal was that I wanted a way to deploy DearDiary.Net onto a new machine and have it run exactly as the live site does with no manual intervention. I’ve almost achieved that goal with the exception of…

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DearDiary.Net now Running in Docker Container

If you’re reading this then you’ve successfully accessed the new Dockerised DearDiary.Net This means I can begin working on new developments using Docker. You probably won’t see much in the way of changes just yet though – I still have to get my development environment set up how I need it too… But it’s a…

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More Docker Fun :)

To say I’m really enjoying playing with Docker is a bit of an understatement. DearDiary.Net is almost migrated (in development mode) to Docker. I’m still playing with getting the SSL certificates automatically generated and kept up to date using Certbot for Docker. But what really amazes me is how fabulous Docker is on Windows. At…