MySQL/MariaDB on Ubuntu, an odd thing happens!

Published on Saturday 22nd June, 2019 by Mr. Christopher S.N.A.D. East, MBCS

If you setup Ubuntu’s latest LTS version (18.04), and are using the GUI because you want to do more than just run a server, then this might happen to you. I have a root password setup, but apparently this will also happen if you don’t have a root password set for your installation of Ubuntu.


Adding Cloudflare IPv4 Addresses to CentOS v7 Firewall

Published on Tuesday 1st May, 2018 by Mr. Christopher S.N.A.D. East, MBCS

So, whenever you build a server, you will inevitably have to configure the firewall to provide secure access to various service providers and other servers. I constantly configure secure CloudFlare access for CentOS v7 and other Linux distributions. This blog entry lists the commands I regularly run and provides information and guidance about the best way to protect yourself moving forward.


Encoding Data into DNA

Published on Tuesday 27th March, 2018 by Mr. Christopher S.N.A.D. East, MBCS

4 times as efficient at worst, with the potential for much more!
After watching an item on the BBC news channel here in the UK, where the topic of discussion was around how technology is now allowing us to encode data into pieces of DNA, I thought I would post this small explainer so it would be more easily understandable. 


Charity – Marvellous Trinkets

Published on Thursday 6th April, 2017 by Mr. Christopher S.N.A.D. East, MBCS

Hi everyone,   It has been a little while since I wrote an update for you and a few things have happened. Firstly, I have been working with a wheelchair specialist gym so that I am finally able to go back to the gym, something which has made several professionals very nervous, but they agreed Continue reading…


Hacking, hacking, hacking!

Published on Thursday 8th December, 2016 by Mr. Christopher S.N.A.D. East, MBCS

It seems that everyone and their brother is being hacked at the moment. Over the past 3 months there have been over 150 companies across the USA and EU which have admitted to being hacked. So what can you do to protect yourself?