Blog, Internet, Security

5 Tips For Securing WordPress With Nginx

Jason / February 15, 2019
Securing your site isn’t as enjoyable as writing content, but it’s just as important.

Search the Internet for “securing WordPress” and you will see no shortage of articles discussing various plugins that promise to make your website more secure.

Many of what you’ll find is valid – I even use a few such plugins. However, plugins can only do so much. Security-minded WordPress admins should also be wary of installing too many plugins, as doing so increases the surface area of attack. For these reasons, I prefer to use Nginx as an added security layer for my WordPress sites. Below are 5 helpful tips for hardening a WordPress site with Nginx. read more

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The Personal Website Is Dead

Jason / January 16, 2019
Is the personal website going the way of the dodo?

Recently Motherboard carried a piece on The Rise and Demise of RSS – a fascinating account of how the web has changed over the past two decades. Underscored in the article is the shift to social media that has occurred over the past decade. Most young people consume their news from social media, so it is no surprise that the need for a turn-of-the-millennium technology like RSS might be waning. read more

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Merry Christmas

Jason / December 24, 2018

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Hopefully you are enjoying today with those who are special to you. Stay tuned in the coming year for more posts from me, but for now I’m just enjoying the holidays with my family. read more

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New Website

Jason / December 22, 2017

After a long delay from blogging I finally decided to set my website back up. I’m going to be working on importing my archive of content, and also trying to add new content as time permits.

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Moving dasBlog to IIS7

Jason / November 17, 2008

Some of you may have noticed that several pages on this blog have been generating 404 errors for the past week or so. This was due, in part, to my recent migration to a Windows Server 2008 (IIS7) machine. Most of the blogs service interruption could have been avoided had I properly "test drove" the website after the migration. But in my haste I simply transferred the files to the remote server, hit the home page, and called it a night. Little did I know that most of the blogs content was unreachable. read more