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Stuart McCulloch Anderson
My name is Stuart, online I go by NxFIFTEEN or nxad for short. I’m a caffeine dependent life-form, often happiest when things don’t work so I get a chance to fix them again.

As many of you will have noticed we’ve been having intermittent down time this year. While I can still boast of 91% uptime over the last 30 days, that doesn’t really seem enough and I know there are regular ‘short’ outages throughout the week that need resolved once and for all.

Over the long weekend I’ll be working heavily on the server to update it and being it back up to a reliable state I can be proud of. I’m emailing to warn you there will be more down time and slow running on Saturday, but it could extend into Sunday.

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Steps so far for 2018

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Steps taken in 2017

My Blogs

Do you charge friends and family for your time?

This is a question most people who, at any level, class themselves as self-employed. During my research I found this quote I love. You know you’re a hairdresser when your invited to a dinner party and everyone else is asked to bring a plate, but your asked to bring your scissors I’m not a hairdresser, […]

Everybody Writes

The only way to improve my writing is by writing. So what do I write about? I intend to write more tutorials and how to guides, but since I’m resolving to give my work the time of dwarves these will take time to write and research. So what do I write in the mean time? […]

Self Control Isn’t Working Anymore

Full disclosure, I hate reading self-help books. In my 670 library I think there are only 4 such books. That all said this post was spurred on from such a book. As many may know I’ve been on a health journey for more than a few years now. And to say I’ve been taking the […]

What is food

We all need it and we all eat it. We have a relationship with food and I think that relationship defines our health. I want to eat healthily, but I’ve not been for years so this is still something I need to talk myself into. When I’m good it’s easy, when I’m not I slip. […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends See Ads

I’ve run this site for years and like all things it costs money. Hosting, domain names and even some of of the Wordpress plugins I use and highly recommend. These things all have costs involved, costs I happily fork out each year. I’ve tried monetizing this site in the past with little or no success, yet I’ve decided to try once more. But this time I’m thinking about it. I have come up with a plan.

Growing My Site

My site has been kicking around the months, with periodic bursts of content. The strange thing is as I look back at the last few months there’s hardly a day gone by where I’ve not done something to the site, so where’s all that effort going if not too content.

Week 17 Day 2 – What Can I Do

I’ve been at this whole fitness and health lark for almost six years and yet I’ve never weighed more, or felt so unfit.

EU rules on .eu domain names post Brexit

On Thursday the European Commission announced it would bar individuals and organisations from registering or renewing .eu domain names following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Since I own and operate a .eu.com domain I’ve been obviously concerned.

Restore Zimbra, OSE, from backups

This morning I thought to take advantage of the long weekend and update my Zimbra installation – this didn’t go as well as expected. Instead I ended up with a corrupted server. I was left spending the morning restoring from my latest zmback.sh backup. The process was simple enough, but since I couldn’t find a […]

Week 1 Day 2

What a nothing day. I really don’t like Tuesday’s, it’s also it day which doesn’t help at all. But I started my day off with the same breakfast as yesterday but this time I paid attention to portion control and stuck too the 45g serving. But Pain Au Chocolat for morning break was a key […]