Cyber Security

A small business cyber security plan

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware Security is everyone’s responsibility, so whether you’re a small business, medium enterprise, SaaS provider or web agency, grab a cuppa and learn some of the ways, we at Dogsbody, recommend improving your security. You are 9 times more likely to be a victim of fraud […]

Things I learned from my mission trip to Tanzania

On the 25th July 2019 myself and ten other members from my church St Peters Farnborough caught the plane from Heathrow heading to Tanzania. There we spent two and a half weeks in the small village of Ibumu helping build a nursery school and school administration block, as well as teaching secondary school and pre-school […]

Python 2 will go end of life on 01 Jan 2020

Quick Public Safety Announcement, Python 2.7 goes end of life 01 Jan 2020.  This is the end of the road for Python 2.x – there won’t be a version 2.8. This means any Python code that’s still on 2.x needs updating to Python 3.  Any code that isn’t moved over won’t receive security updates so […]

Troubleshooting ‘server down’ issues in Linux

This post will show you the keys to troubleshooting ‘server down’ issues in Linux, cover some common causes for outages and how you can investigate and resolve them. A well configured Linux server offers an incredible level of stability and performance. Inevitably though, outages are pretty much a fact of life. First though, it’s important […]

Vim tips

5 Vim tips for advanced users

This blog post lists out my top five Vim tips and tricks to bring your Vim game to the next level. Here at Dogsbody Technology we are connected to servers, editing files and improving configs every day. All of this means that a good text editor is a must. That is why we chose Vim. […]

PHP 7.1 will go end of life on 1 Dec 2019

PHP 7.1 goes end of life (EOL) on the 1st December 2019 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either: 7.2 supported until 30 November 2020 7.3 supported until 6 […]