Install PHP7 with composer on Arch

After adding support for PHP 8.0, Arch news reported they are keeping legacy PHP7 packages available back in January. I was quite out of PHP scene for now, but recently, I had to test something. The test obviously required the php core package, now the version 8.0 and a second ha…

Transfer files between servers using rrsync

You might be thinking there is a typo in the rrsync but it is actually a legitimate command name. The command name comes from restricted rsync and is usually distributed alongside rsync via the package manager. Lets find out where it is located on Arch Linux: $ pacman -Fy &&…

Stripping EXIF metadata from photos

There is no shortage of privacy related issues on the Internet. One of them I decided to tackle today is EXIF metadata embedded to the photos I publish here. I do not publish photos too often currently, but occasionally I do. Before today, I did not strip any EXIF metadata and th…

Reverse proxy behind a reverse proxy

Learning things the hard way by getting my hands dirty is also the way I have learned about the concept of a reverse proxy behind another reverse proxy. The setup I had was a docker-compose file that configured multiple services including Nginx as a reverse proxy. Nothing special…

Done spell checking on my blog

I have put a considerable effort today to fix a lot of small errors on the blog that accumulated over time, either by the fact that the blog was converted from Sapper to Zola, which naturally processes some slight details of the Markdown differently or due to me mistyping some wo…

Add archive into Zola

When learning new things, it always go slowly at the beginning, speeding things up as the learning curve progresses. In the end, every other tool in the developer's toolset helps in the long run. Today I dug deeper into another template engine called Tera. Tera is a template engi…

OnlyOffice proved to be useful

Since I have set up OnlyOffice atop of NextCloud a few weeks ago, I have been testing it's features, functionality, stability and overall performance and today I can say I am pretty pleased with what I have found. The collaborative functions of spreadsheets works pretty well. It …