Last week I received an email from my web host. It said that all customers needed to backup and move their data because their hosting services would be shutting down immediately. It was a strange email. After some digging, I found out that the reason for the shut down was that the CEO had just died. There was evidently no one who could step in and take over the business. So the decision was make to close.
Why would the unfortunate death of one employee, even a very high level employee, cause a business to shut down? Simply put, it is the lack of succession planning. What is succession planning and why is it important? (more…)
Subsonic is a great client/server music streaming application. You can install the server software on a machine of your choice and stream your MP3s or movies from your server to your phone or to a web browser. (more…)
Earlier this year, I discovered that some WebDAV folders at my job were not configured securely. Long story short, it was bad. Not Everyone has access to Everything bad, but close. WebDAV is basically a file share served up by a web server (see the Wikipedia article on WebDAV for more details). If WebDAV is not configured securely, you are open to data theft, server compromise, and probably a lot more. I found some good information about securing WebDAV in various places and thought I would collect what I found in this post. (more…)