Hull Blogs

Aggregated posts from University of Hull students

Kattis Algorithmic Athletics 2022

On Saturday we hosted a programming and algorithms competition where teams of up to 3 would pit their wits against the 8 programming puzzles and try and solve as many as they could in just 3 hours. We had teams from across the degree levels, from our first year certificate stage all the way to our masters level.…
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Climax Game Jam 2022

Last weekend Climax Studios, a game development studio based out of Portsmouth, hosted a game jam in support of the mental health charity Mind. They invited our students to take part and, since we were about due another game jam anyway, we hosted a local jam site in our labs and ordered in some pizza.…
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Securing DNS on Fedora 35.

In the previous article we secured our NTP configuration. However you will have likely noticed that the NTP servers are given as domain names, rather than IP addresses. This has benefits; as mentioned…
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A ramble about GitHub

A ramble about GitHub by someone fairly new to it # (This may become a series of posts on GitHub) # First, a little background information # A few years ago, back when I was in secondary school doin…
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Securing NTP on Fedora 34.

NTP is the protocol through which your computer ensures that the clock is accurate. It is insecure, but now can be secured through the use of NTS. This post goes through the process of configuring NTS…
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Opensimulator Grid Backup & Restore

Opensimulator Grid Backup & Restore is a guide describing good backup practices for Opensim Grids. It covers basic backup principles and requirements for Opensim. Finally, it links to two additional articles, one for Ubuntu and another for Windows. This article is part of a larger whole covering all aspects of... The post Opensimulator Grid Backup & Restore appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Opensimulator Useful Control Scripts

Opensimulator Useful Control Scripts is a collection of helpful BASH/BAT scripts for starting, stopping and running crash recovery. It is part of a larger whole on setting up and maintaining Opensimlator Grids. Full Guide TMUX – Versions Start Everything – Opensimulator Useful Control Scripts This is the script run when... The post Opensimulator Useful Control Scripts appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Creating Databases For Opensimulator

Creating Databases For Opensimulator is a guide to develop databases for Opensimulator. It is part of an extensive guide into Opensimulator. Full Guide Pre-Requisites This article assumes that a server is already set up and has installed one of the following three database engines. MySQL MariaDB PostgreSQL Additionally, it assumes... The post Creating Databases For Opensimulator appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Extensible & Maintainable Opensimulator Config

Extensible & Maintainable Opensimulator Config is a guide to creating an Opensimulator configuration that is both extensible and maintainable. Unfortunately, the default setup isn’t well configured for this. Anyone who prefers a video to reading should scroll to the bottom. Full Guide Problems With The default Configuration and File Structure... The post Extensible & Maintainable Opensimulator Config appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Email Calendar & File Sharing

Email Calendar & File Sharing. A discussion about why these things are important, how they can integrate and a suggested solution. This article is part of a larger whole for setting up and maintaining an Opensimulator server and grid. However, much of it is relevant to many businesses. Full Guide... The post Email Calendar & File Sharing appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Buying Remote Storage From Backblaze

Buying Remote Storage From Backblaze is a brief guide to setting up a Backblaze account. Many companies are offering remote storage at a range of prices. Backblaze is among the cheapest but not always the quickest. In addition, it has an API that is fully compatible with Amazon S3. Consequently,... The post Buying Remote Storage From Backblaze appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Buying A Domain Name & DNS

Buying A Domain Name & DNS is a guide to buying a domain name and setting up the DNS. This article is part of a larger whole. It is not intended to show a variety of companies or methods. Instead, the purpose is to demonstrate one example as part of... The post Buying A Domain Name & DNS appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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Mounting SSH Folders In Ubuntu

Mounting SSH Folders In Ubuntu is a guide that walks through the process describing some of the methods available. It is part of a larger whole setting up and maintaining an Opensimulator server. However, it works equally well as a stand-alone article. Full Guide Forword Security Most guides online that... The post Mounting SSH Folders In Ubuntu appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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