General articles and random thoughts that don’t fit into the knowledgebase.

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📖 Posts | 📎 General, Linux, Networking | 🔖 DNS, SSH, VPS

SSH Error: "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"

Fixing up an SSH login error after moving to a new ISP. “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host” is caused by the lack of a reverse DNS entry.

📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging, Development | 🔖 Configuration, VPS, Wordpress

Site updated – Faster and better!

The upgrade of this blog from WordPress 3.3 to 3.4 on Dreamhost didn’t go as smoothly as planned. In fact it failed fairly spectacularly – unable to complete the required database upgrade. However, many clouds have silver linings. In this case it meant that I brought forward my plans to ditch the horribly slow hosting provided by Dreamhost in the USA and switch over to the new VPS provided by BHost in the UK.

📖 Posts | 📎 Diigo | 🔖None

Diigo Bookmarks 01/14/2012

<p class="diigo-description"> &#8220;XDI.ORG is an international non-profit public trust organization governing open public XRI and XDI infrastructure. XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier) and XDI (XRI Data Interchange) are open standards for digital identity addressing and trusted data sharing developed at OASIS, the leading XML e-business standards body. XRI and XDI infrastructure enables individuals and organizations to establish persistent, privacy-protected Internet identities and form long-term, trusted peer-to-peer data sharing relationships.&#8221; </p> <p class="diigo-tags"> <span>tags:</span> <a href="http://www.

📖 Posts | 📎 General | 🔖None

REL attribute reference for HTML links

NOTE: This table may be incomplete <td valign="top" width="31%"> <strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Description</span></span></strong> </td> <td valign="top" width="19%"> <strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Reference</span></span></strong> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <strong><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Notes</span></span></strong> </td> <td valign="top" width="31%"> <span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Designates a substitute for the link&#8217;s context.</span></span> </td> <td valign="top" width="19%"> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;">[</span><a href=""><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: x-small;">W3C.REC-html401-19991224</span></span></a><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">]</span></span> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"> </span> </td> <td valign="top" width="31%"> <span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Refers to an appendix.

📖 Posts | 📎 General | 🔖None

New page added to blog: Privacy & Disclosure

Finally got round to properly publishing this page that declares the site’s privacy policies and disclosure of intent. This is also linked to from every page as per [EU “Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003”][1] and Google requirements. Also added an HTML 5 logo. [1]: “External link to EU privacy requirements. Opens a new window.”

Enterprise System Design and Accessibility

It isn’t just web pages that are required to meet accessibility standards and laws. All applications have to. This short article is a reminder to application designers and builders regarding the standards and legal obligations they have to meet.

📖 Posts | 📎 General | 🔖None

New Blog Design Page

I’ve added a new page to this blog explaining the [design of the site][1]. [1]: /about/design-blog “Design for this Blog”