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 […]
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Dan is the founder/director for Dogsbody Technology. The buck stops with him.
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One of the great benefits of being a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is it gives you a chance to be heard. This has been especially true of their representation of business owners with apprentices such as ourselves. I am proud to have been interviewed extensively for the latest FSB research into […]
On 3rd January 2018 engineers around the world scrambled to respond to the announcement that most CPUs on the planet had a vulnerability that would allow attackers to steal data from affected computers. Almost two weeks later and we do know a lot more however the outlook is still bleak. Am I vulnerable? Almost definitely. […]
A new vulnerability was announced today affecting all Linux servers (including OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris, on i386 and amd64). The vulnerability allows local users to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code. We are currently contacting customers to arrange for appropriate times to reboot servers and load in the new kernel. If you manage your […]
We are very proud to announce a unique service which enables any website to have a presence on the Tor network. Hosting a website on the Tor network has previously been very challenging, requiring changes to both infrastructure and the site itself. Dogsbody Technology Ltd. are now offering a turn-key solution to this problem, allowing […]
We are passionate about apprenticeships at Dogsbody Technology. It is safe to say that without apprenticeships we would not be the company we are today. This week (6-10 Mar 2017) is National Apprenticeship Week 2017 and it seems only fitting to tell you our story. To use the relevant hashtag, we are literally #madebyapprentices 🙂 […]
Last week we attended Google Hash Code 2017 in GROW at Greenpark, Reading. The problem was released at 17:45 and we had until 21:30 to write a solution that scored better than the 2814 other teams in the competition. The problem statement related to optimising YouTube’s caching servers by pre-loading popular video’s. You can read […]
This year we bring you an infographic showing how data privacy is good for business. We also encourage you to check out last years post about the business requirements of running a business in the UK. Feature image by g4ll4is under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
Each year we make a donation to charities instead of sending Christmas cards. This year we are very happy to announce donations to the following charities… Launchpad Reading – A charity that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. Launchpad began as a soup […]
Our office warboard runs off a simple Raspberry Pi plugged into a wall mounted TV however the code to get this to work reliably has taken a bit of tweaking over the years. Today we continue our efforts to give back to the open source community by publishing our recipe for a solid, stable displayboard […]