Well got myself a nice shiny VPS from Rackburst and currently in the process of setting it up to run my websites.

As part of the VPS package you get additional remote storage which is setup via SSHFS, which is great as the data stored there doesn’t get deleted if you re-built your VPS however the downside to this is when you restart your server the storage isn’t re-mounted on boot given you need to provide your SSHFS account password.

After a quick search on my friend Google found a very useful post over on Dark Launch on a script to use at boot.

This is the full process I followed including adding the script for it to run at boot:
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I’ve been looking in to doing something decent with a website for a long time. As I currently work on a IT support desk I’ve been thinking of the types of calls we keep getting. The majority of calls are for the most basic of things that user could do quite easily and most are something most home users would need to know/do.

So what I come up with was a website full of walk through tutorials on the most common of tasks home and small business users would do. Also the site will include common problems users come up against on a daily basis.

I was thinking of a name for the site and in he end come up with IdleWeb. I then checked for the domain name idleweb.com but this was taken by a advert holding page, so I did a check on all top level domains and the one that caught my eye was idleweb.eu, so here we have it: www.idleweb.eu

As you can see there’s only a coming soon screen on there but I am working on the back-end as you read this. Once the back-end is done it’s on the content creation which will take time, this leads me onto the next thing.

I am now looking for other techs out there to help out and create content for the site so if your interested in helping out drop me a line.

So Microsoft’s Internet Explorer vast caverns of bugs strikes again. Microsoft has admitted that a bug in Internet Explorer 6 cause the last hacks against googlemail which has lead to Google looking at pulling out of China. Link to the BBC news website below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8460819.stm

This really does stress the urge to move to a more secure browser. I highly recommend Firefox which again does have it’s bugs just like EVERY piece of software known to mankind but is alot more secure as it does not allow you to run activex components which can contain very harmful code.

There are quite a few alternatives available the majority being completely free. A good list of available browser can be found a the following link:

http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/design/browsers_list.php3

Also the use of anti-virus/internet security suites is now highly recommended again there is quite few packages to choose from on the internet, the one I currently use and cannot complain about as it takes up alot less resources than most is C.O.M.O.D.O also is free, is available here: http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html

A good list of available packages out there is available on the Wikipedia site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_antivirus_software

But even with these please try and be virilant towards what you view on the web and do not give out personal details to anyone you do not trust or understand fully.