A simple blog about some of the incoherent complex IT problems I encounter. My name is Andreas and I am the author of these articles. More about me

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  • Encrypting local connections for websites

    Recently I got the idea of not only securing connections from my servers to the outside world, but also securing any connections between them in the internal network. It is unlikely that somebody could get access to it - one would need physical access, or access to a server in the internal network, because the servers only communicate with each other via 192.168.x.x IPs. Yet it could happen, and if the network data would be intercepted, all the data could be in jeopardy. Read more...
  • Underused PHP functions

    PHP has a lot of built-in functionality - and it continues to grow and grow (and improve), which makes it easy to overlook some of it and create custom solutions instead of tried and tested PHP functions. I decided to make a list - for one to just remind myself to use these functions more in the future. I will amend this list if there are new functions which seem really useful but underused by myself. Read more...
  • Switching to SVG icons

    SVG is great - an image format especially suited for icons/symbols. Its file contents are related to HTML and therefore editable and readable for “humans”, and because the file describes how the picture should look like (its contents basically “paint” the icon) SVG is a vector format - the icon is resizeable by the browser and is crisp in any resolution. Read more...

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