9. Apr 2020 |

How to stay away from Facebook for a period of time

How I willingly locked myself out of Facebook (and you can too).

I always regret the time I have spent on social media. I deleted my Twitter (permanently) few months ago. I stopped watching Instagram stories and haven’t seen any this year. I have deleted my Facebook account once (few years ago) and now is the second time to take a break. Because I really need (and would prefer) to study.

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29. Feb 2020 |

Niisama asjadest – Unsplash ja Sportlio

Unsplash saatis enda eelmise aasta kokkuvõtte ja mind väga vaimustab, kuidas 7 aastaga entusiasmi pealt lihtsast Tumblri blogist midagi sellist tehnoloogiliselt lahedat välja kasvab. Nende esimese lehe postitus Hacker Newsis (30.05.2013) endiselt kihvt lugemine (ka sellest, kuidas v1 kriitika mõnikord on väga mööda).

Kolmapäeval käisin Python Coding Clubis vaatamas Mikk Meerentsi presentatsiooni Sportliost. Ta on alates 2014 samamoodi õhina pealt üksi teinud enamvähem nende oskustega, mis ta sealt kolmapäevadel õppinud on. See on jällegi huvitav perspektiiv, et kõik on võimalik.

5. Feb 2020 |

SSH keys in Ubuntu (basic commands)

Located in: /home/robert/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
To generate keys: ssh-keygen
To display in terminal: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
Give bash script permissions: chmod +x script.sh

Useful guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-ssh-keys-on-ubuntu-1604

29. Oct 2019 |

php does not work on website

For the first time I tried to build simple php template for my own website. I read this and this. Header, body and footer. And in the body I wanted to have additional php scripts (to define meta description and title for every site). But it did not work at first and it took me few hours to fint that:

If it does not work then change this…

<?php echo file_get_contents("html/body.php"); ?>

to this..

<?php include 'html/body.php';?>

And everything works.

27. Sep 2019 |

Best cheap shared hosting – expert opinion

This title is for Google. I am just sharing my experience in hosting websites at an affordable price.

I have tried Dreamhost and Bluehost to save money for some of my voluntary projects (but did not save any). If possible, keep away from these despite them being heavily advertised.

For smaller projects, mainly in the past, I have used planet.ee service (provided by Zone). This is 10GB of space, 1 MySQL database (but you can actually fit multiple WP installations into one), free SSL certificate and much more. Absolutely fantastic thing for 11.88€ per year. Very snappy and simple to use.

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27. Sep 2019 |

Start up idea 01

An idea that you can give me – through a secure channel so that I actually do not get access to those – your social media passwords (full access) for a specific time. And you need to pay for it.

Option one is cheaper but there is no way to get them back before right time. Unless you crack it with a supercomputer.

The second option is more expensive and if you want to get them back before the right time you need to pay penalty. Useful if you would like to lock yourself out from social media.

9. Aug 2019 |

My first IDE was Atom

I used to code by using Notepad++, FileZilla and WordPress’ built in editor.  For years. After blowing up one of my sites twice(!) after the failure of built in editor I understood I is not supposed to be so.

Then I did some research and found free Atom. Since then I had only seen it on pictures on agency websites. Took some time for beginner like myself to understand how it works but I love it. It saves so much time and is very much forgiving if I make mistakes.

To get it work through FTP to develop websites you that are hosted on your server you need to install package named Remote FTP, configure the file correctly (instructions are behind the link) and you are ready to go.

For every FTP connection you need separate “folder” where all the files are kept in your computer. If you need to connect no new ftp go File → Open folder (and open just folder).

If you have any questions then there is plenty of information (also about bugs) in Google.

3. Aug 2019 |

How to open terminal in Windows 10

Win+R → write “powershell” without quotation marks → and terminal opens.

Very good instructions are here for Zone.ee server users on how to get to your shared hosting through SSH. For beginners this is super useful.

Ubuntu terminal on Windows 10

It is also possible to use Ubuntu terminal on Windows 10. You can download it from Microsoft Store, for example here. But, before you can install it you have to set your Windows settings to developer mode.

If you do not do this then simply does not work. Maybe there was something in addition to that but at this point I do not remember 🙂 But it took few hours to figure out why does the Microsoft Store installation fails.