Hushing the Dell R710 Fans
In my living room there’s a server rack holding a Dell R710. This server is nice and tidy, has good airflow available, and has an acceptable amount of redundancy built into various aspects. It spends it’s life powered down. In my closet there’s a whitebox jammed in the corner. It literally can’t contain the disks it has so the SSD’s just limply hang out the side, and there’s a material bag resting on the top of the otherwise open case to help the dubious airflow.
Free DDNS using ddclient and Cloudflare
I was on the hunt for a suitable Dynamic DNS solution. There’s a whole bunch of paid and free services that can do this. Although… I’m not too keen on paying or having a free account to some random service. That’d mean making yet another account and then probably updating it every month to keep it active.
WordPress seems to be infamous for getting hacked all the time. The solution itself tends to get dismissed immediately in the eyes of an IT professional - it’s not an ’enterprise’ solution, or even a ‘professional’ one. Yet it’s still exceptionally popular and it’s so easy to get going, even if you don’t understand the technical intricacies.
The impact to a business of low employee morale can be monumental. The way in which these impacts manifest are plentiful with varying degrees of severity. Not only is it bad from a business perspective, but it’s also not fun to be an employee in a workplace with low morale or worse yet, be an employee with low morale.
Installing and Migrating TeamSpeak3
The time finally arrived to annihilate the old Crystal Docks TeamSpeak3 server, and rebuild it to make it harder better faster stronger. Below is all the bits and pieces related to rebuilding TeamSpeak3 on the new server. This was created on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server, so if you’re using a different distribution then you might run into problems executing the commands below.