Hull Blogs

Aggregated posts from University of Hull students

First-Class Honours in Computer Science

I feel proud of myself. I have passed my Computer Science degree with first-class honours. While I have not yet officially graduated, I have confirmation from The University of Hull for all my grades. The combined result gives me an 82% average. Getting To Where I am (First-Class Honours in Continue Reading The post First-Class Honours in Computer Science appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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My current VPS setup

A few months ago I made a post on Proxmox and what I run/ran on my physical home server, and whilst I have now fixed my hardware issues (by geting completely different hardware) I am yet to recreate a…
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Locking sites with Nginx Proxy Manager

I was looking for a way to lock my sites that need some sort of authentication that does not come built in. I had tried Autheila but I could never get it working. So here is a quick tutorial on lockin…
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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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading The post Email Calendar & File Sharing appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. …
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