Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

That was a fairly painless upgrade to the server. Now running on the 20.04 LTS. Seems to be working as expected. Which is kind of the point really.

So I’ll probably upgrade a few more of the virtual machines soon to get them to the latest LTS. Although I think I have till 2023 to have to do this…

Fixing the cookie problem (again)

Well, its been a bit of a while, but I think I have this one finally fixed.

The problem has been that when I moved to using SSL (ie., encrypting all traffic to and from the site) although I changed the WordPress configuration file (wp-config.php) to the new address (https://veltman.org), the underlying entry in the mySQL database still pointed to the original site (http://veltman.org).

To fix it, I had to change the following table entries:

In the table wp_options:

siteurl    https://veltman.org
home       https://veltman.org

Both needed modification as they were still pointing at the original http://veltman.org address. This was enough to confuse WordPress at the time of login

Difficult times

Its strange. Lots of difficult times at the moment. A good friend in hospital. Another good friend whose father has died over in Sydney. It reminds me of how fragile and special life is. And how fleeting it can be.

I’m thinking of these people now. Wishing them well.

Phillips funeral

Rendering Phillips funeral video on FCP. Wow that is processor intensive.

Hopefully I can put something online soon to stream out. But its a slow process.

At least I am able to do it now. Next step is to document things for the coronial investigation.

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