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Congratulations Ashley – Infrastructure Technician

Congratulations to Ashley on completing her Linux Systems Apprenticeship, gaining a distinction and qualifying as a Infrastructure Technician level 3. We are even more pleased that Ashley has chosen to continue her career with Dogsbody Technology as a permanent member of staff. Ashley joined us 18 months ago with zero Linux skills, proving an apprenticeship […]

Merry Christmas

2020 Christmas hours

As 2020 draws to a close (a year we are all happy to see the back of), we are taking our usual Christmas break as, quite frankly, everyone deserve it more than ever this year. Our Christmas 2020 hours are: Thurs 24 Dec 2020 – Office closed after 13:00. Fri 25 Dec 2020 – Public […]

Giving back in 2020

Whilst, I am sure, a lot of us would like to return (give back) 2020 for a full refund, this is about us giving back to others in 2020, working to look after our local community and beyond. This year is no exception. We are very happy to report that our local foodbank is not […]

Dead Flowres

Ubuntu 16.04 End of Life April 2021

On April 2021, Ubuntu 16.04 reaches end of life (EOL); We recommend that you update to Ubuntu 20.04. Technology and security evolves, new bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to update all software and systems. Operating systems are key to security, providing the libraries […]

MySQL 5.6 End of Life 05 Feb 2021

Official support for MySQL 5.6 ends on the 05 Feb 2021. After this date, known security flaws will no longer be fixed leaving you exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. We recommend you upgrade to MySQL 5.7 or newer. Some operating system maintainers backport security patches however this is not always guaranteed so do your research. […]

NGINX – Optimising Redirects

We’re a big user of NGINX as you can probably imagine. It’s been fascinating to see it’s growth over the last 10 years and we love it’s quick adoption of new standards. Optimisations are always important, especially at scale; we’re always looking for the cleanest way to do things and redirects are definitely one of […]