Titan Fusion

Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Category: Technology

  • Have a listen to the Serverless Programming episode from the Fragmented podcast

    The Serverless Programing episode from the Fragmented podcast is an excellent episode on starting and selling projects as a side or a hobby activity. It does not encompass everything, but it offers a good mindset on how to look at the success or failure of side projects. In addition, the episode talks about serverless architecture and how […]

  • What is Aperture

    I have been hearing the term aperture for years now. I knew it was something to do with a camera’s lens and in particular its iris. But that is as far as my knowledge on the subject extended. With the daily use of a smartphones’ camera, which has a fixed aperture, I was not interested in finding […]

  • You served me well

    Time to say goodbye to my old laptop. I have had it for six or seven-year, and it has served me well. A few years back the hard drive controller started to exhibit issues, e.g. it did not always boot because it could not find the hard drive. Other times it worked fine, but any […]

  • Naming Conventions for the Cloud

    A good summary resource on naming conventions for system resources (servers, DNS, labels, etc.) in your network infrastructure. Be it your own data center or in someone else’s, i.e. the Cloud. Cloud Naming Convention

  • Google Assistant on Xbox

    According to a Reddit post from Microsoft’s Harrison Hoffman, from Team Xbox – the Google Assistant is coming to the Xbox. For the time being the integration is in beta and it is limited to controlling the Xbox console. You can find more details from the original post – Get started with Xbox for Google Assistant.

  • Apple, AirPort Network Devices, and WiFi Mesh Networking

    WiFi mesh routers are the “new” hottest set of tech gadgets to have. WiFi mesh networks allow for multiple access point in the same structure, e.g. your house, to provide proper WiFi network coverage, eliminating low signal or dead zones. What really captured my attention was the Google WiFi mesh routers. They are beautiful and […]

  • SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    I was on the Snooz Kickstarter page today, revisiting the project’s details and timeline progress. The device, which is a white-noise generating machine, recently became available for pre-order. Snooz is meant to be an alternative to having a TV or a stationary fan running at bed time. In my case, I bought it for my wife so we can […]

  • Messing with WordPress SPAM Bots

    If you have a WordPress based blog, or otherwise use WordPress as a CMS for your website, you are either getting a lot of bad user accounts being created or noticing a lot of knocking on your wp-login.php page. WordPress has a nice feature which allows you to install WordPress in a directory other than […]

  • How to protect wp-login.php using .htaccess and .htpasswd?

    If you own or maintain a WordPress based web site you might or might not be aware that the wp-login.php page in your root directory, and the wp-admin directory are under constant attacks by malicious bots. This tutorial will show you how to password protect the wp-login.php file through the use of .htaccess and .htpasswd. […]

  • Task list when setting up a new web server. [LAMP]

    This is my to-do list when preparing to deploy a new web server. Majority of the time I use Ubuntu as the operating system, though I have used Fedora and CentOS in the pass. I also manage RedHat Enterprise Linux servers at work. These tasks are mainly for a web server. Setting up just a […]