The (Not)ZedZone

Welcome to my own little corner of the web - one not paid for by advertising, and where neither you the reader nor I the author are the product.

For a little about me see the first blog entry on this site: A Hacker's Introduction originally written a decade ago on another service.

As can be seen by the news below this has just been set up and is still work in progress.

Use the menu above to navigate the information & entertainment(?) available here.

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Site News

13-05-2018

Bit of a nasty one, I had a dumb bug in my fast-cgi parameter handling that broke with some requests. Just happened to affect mobile browsers more than the ones I use.

Should be fixed now - the blog should no longer give an internal server error for such browsers.

27-04-2018

Another discovery, Let's Encrypt. So most all of the site is now accessible via https. For the moment code.zedzone.space is not.

Add a site icon. Workbench 2.0 palette.

26-04-2018

Oh, I discovered the ETag header. As a quick-and-dirty I just update the etag whenever I recompile the blog driver and post it for every response. Since some of the information on every page is dynamic (like the tag counts) this is probably about as good as I can do anyway.

25-04-2018

Made a small alteration to the tag url. Was "tag[/postid]?tag=tagname" is now "/tag/tagname[?post=postid]". Also tighter tolerances to bad input.

24-04-2018

The blog driver now runs using FastCGI. It's a bespoke incomplete implementation but seems ok so far.

23-04-2018

Manually fixed most of the old internode (users.on.net) links in various blog entries to point here. A couple of things I still need to move over though.

22-04-2018

Implemented post tags and related indices. These don't match the blogger url's but they provide the same functionality.

Also started work on a system-wide stylesheet. This is now used by the blog system but only a few project pages use it so far.

There has been zero invalid login attempts since the hardening changes a couple of days ago and probe attempts are also down markedly.

20-04-2018

Made some config hardening changes to stop invalid login attempts.

16-04-2018

Converted the blogger blog over and wrote a basic (read-only) driver. See the Blog link above.

It's still work in progress and i'm working on the live site so things could break or change when i'm working on it. I do have the few comments that have been made and will probably get them added at some point.

Part of the conversion fixed (some of) the html, renamed and downloaded the image files and so on. I haven't done a whole lot of checking but any broken links are probably due to google code vanishing.

15-04-2018

Initial setup, added software projects and cvstrac.

To access the cvstrac repositories see "Browse Source" at the top of any software pages where it is available.

26-03-2018

Server went live, nothing of import going on