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Labour, local government candidates and women

Labour, local government candidates and women

This is a note on Labour selections, specifically around positive action programmes for women. I live in a London borough which elects all its council every four years from multi-member wards using FPTP. Certain by-elections must be selected using all-women short (AWS) lists. Here are my notes …

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A persistent world

A persistent world

Can I make and use an NWN virtual world a.k.a. persitant world as a conference feature on one of the cloud providers? It’d be fun. I probably should check client licencing to see if it’s worth it because the client software isn’t small; maybe I could RDP onto it. Anywhere, here are my notes. 

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WordPress in the Cloud

WordPress in the Cloud

WordPress is famously available at wordpress.com as Software-as-a-Service. What should one do if one comes to the conclusion that this isn’t what you need? The two obvious solutions are one of the cloud providers and I should say I personally use one&one for various reasons.

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DaaS

DaaS

I was thinking about DaaS and how to use RDP to access a modern desktop from my Tablet and my thoughts moved to Azure although I have not given up on AWS. In fact, I will be faster with AWS and actually have an account. Here’s the links and reading …

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HUGO

HUGO

Hugo is a general-purpose website framework. Technically speaking, Hugo is a static site generator. Here are my notes …

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Route 53 (on AWS)

Route 53 (on AWS)

With the advent of lightsail, I am re-evaluating AWS and need to look at DNS. The Amazon service is called Route 53. I assume it would replace ddclient in my previous solutions design. Here are my notes.

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My little mail server

My little mail server

What a pile of poo! I have access to four smtp servers and they all have limits on the distribution list size! (They are all about the same size of 100). Google will allow 2000 per list but only if you use one of their clients. Let’s try and bring up an SMTP server, connect it to DNS, and then send them myself. Sounds like a job for AWS.

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

I created this article in 2011, it was copied across to the wordpress wiki in the summer of 2013, and then amended in November 2013. I returned to it in Feb 2015, to document my adventures with wordpress. In 2017, I wanted to return to VNC/RDP and so came back to this page and I reviewed the content and moved much of it to the comments section of this page.