HDMI cables – why 2.0 is preferred

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Our recommendation is to adopt HDMI 2.0 as a baseline – sure you go for the top of the line HDMI 2.1, but those are both hard to come by and expensive, whereas 2.0 (at the time of writing) represents the sweet spot. Full speed for 4K video HDMI 1.4 introduced the kind of bandwidth […]

What is a NGINX reverse proxy and why you need one

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You may have heard of it’s older brother – a forward proxy. A forward proxy server is a go‑between or intermediary server that forwards requests for content from multiple clients to different servers across the Internet. A reverse proxy server is a type of proxy server that typically sits behind the firewall in a private network and […]

Google reCAPTCHA v3

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In all likelihood, you’ll have been irritated by one of Google’s reCAPTCHA tests at some point during your time browsing the internet. But the latest version improves so much on what’s come before that you won’t even notice it. To prove that you’re human and not a bot, the reCAPTCHA system, which Google acquired in […]

Sextortion Scam – requests for Bitcoin payment

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This is a frequent scam – sometimes they’ll send it from your own email address to “prove” that they hacked your account (they haven’t – for historical reasons, email servers only check when you’re relaying thru the server, not when it’s the final destination, but that gets fixed soon.  Here’s a sample: Don’t panic. Contrary […]

WordPress 5.0 update pending

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Just a gentle reminder that WordPress has officially released WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” –  named in homage to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés  – and that our internal testing cycle has begun. As this is a major version upgrade, we will not be applying this immediately to allow some time for theme & plugin editors […]

Proactive break-fix

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Pro-active monitoring is the cornerstone of our delivering amazing systems reliability – instead of reacting to customer complaints of a server being down or a service being unavailable, we seek to understand all the ways in which things may fail, and we test for them relentlessly. Our happiest moments are when our monitoring screens show this: […]

OTRS updated to 6.0.14 (from 6.0.10)

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#6.0.14 2018-11-14 2018-11-13 Follow-up fix for bug#13978 – User and customer preferences may override user data. #6.0.13 2018-11-09 2018-11-01 Updated translations, thanks to all translators. 2018-11-01 Fixed: TicketSolutionResponseTime stats leads to internal server error (bug#14167). 2018-11-01 Fixed bug#14140 – Missing confirmation dialog when deleting a PGP key. 2018-10-31 Added option to hide deployment info to Admin::Package::ReinstallAll console […]

UniFi Controller upgraded to v5.9.29

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  Please be advised that the UniFi controller hosted in the Lightspeed cloud has been upgraded from version 5.8.30 to version 5.9.29. This is the first release for UniFi SDN Contoller 5.9, which is Ubiquiti’s current stable release branch. Release Notes: For people who are migrating from v3, there’re many changes to APIs and it’s not backward compatible. […]