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I was hating GoDaddy before it was cool...

By ayates.

I see a lot of posts recently about how pathetic GoDaddy are, and why you should leave them. There was their fickle SOAP support, their general marketing attitude - you know, how they try and sell you 50 other products between you selecting a domain and paying for it, even their support emails have marketing in them... you're trying to get some help and they're just trying to sell you more stuff. They are without a doubt a marketing monster, and to them this is far more important than customer support.

SSH keep-alive / timeout

By ayates.

If you find you're having a hard time keeping a connection, your SSH sessions are locking up or disconnecting after short periods of inactivity and it's driving you slightly insane you can set the SSH keep-alive interval in your .ssh/config:

Open or create your ssh/config file in your editor of choice e.g.

vi ~/.ssh/config

And add the following line to your file:

ServerAliveInterval 15

This indicates the number of seconds after which a message will be sent to the server to keep the connection alive, only if no data is received from the server in that period. The default value for this is 0 (never). Check the man page for more information.

Hello World

By ayates.

I finally found some time to put together my blog - the design for which I created last year and has been sat on my desktop for the last 6 months, just starring at me.