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Http/2, Apache, & Lightsail

This post only covers the technical details of how to implement http/2 on an Apache web server running in Amazon Linux on Lightsail. It does not go into the details of what http/2 is or why use it. For that information, I suggest https://http2.github.io.

First you have to switch the Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs) from pre-fork (the default) to another one. I chose the event mpm for no particular reason.

To do this, edit /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-mpm.conf and make the following changes …

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Amazon Lightsail started offering a managed database service a few months ago. I took a
As a follow-on to my first post about Amazon Lightsail, here's some additional information that
Although not directly supported, it's quite possible to use the LetsEncrypt certbot client on Amazon
Ha! I'll be you thought this blog was dead. Well, truth be told, it was

Windows 7 & Norton Ghost

For those of you who are playing around with Windows 7 (like me) and use Norton Ghost to back your machine, you’ll probably be interested in the next version of Ghost.

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I was trying to use Eclipse 3.6 to manually export a RPC using on a

Recently I was having a problem getting some software installed on my laptop running Windows

Last week I decided to start playing around with Windows 7 on my laptop ...

I just completed the 2nd of two upgrades of my Linux systems to Fedora 10.

Annoying Software

ZDNet UK has a great summary of some of the most annoying software products around.

I pretty much agree with them on all counts … although my personal annoyance with anything that tries to install the Yahoo tool bar goes way beyond what they indicate.

I also really dislike Java’s insistence on a background task that’s constantly checking for updates. Personally, I think that any stand alone product that requires Java should install it’s own copy. Updating Java without considering the requirements of the software that is dependent on it is asking for trouble.

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For those of you who are playing around with Windows 7 (like me) and use

I've been using Quicken for many years ... and for the past 8 years or

“Important Message” in Quicken

I’ve been using Quicken for many years … and for the past 8 years or so I’ve had this annoying problem. Every time I would download transactions from my bank, I would get this dialog box popping up …

Important message from Bank One (Chicago)

Of course Bank One had been bought out by Chase a few years ago, so the message was clearly wrong.

I finally got fed up with the annoyance and started searching for a solution … and I found one on the Quicken Community forums.

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For those of you who are playing around with Windows 7 (like me) and use

ZDNet UK has a great summary of some of the most annoying software products around.