Category Archives: Computers and the Internet

Best of Hacker Labs: 2017

After 319 posts 2017 is drawing to a close. Here is what I feel is the best posts that we have run this year.

Build-Your-Own PC Has Hatsune Miku Dancing Inside

An Osaka PC build has all the bells and whistles, including a dancing Miku hologram on the inside. Twitter user ippupu_ava shared a video captured a few days ago at the computer store PC Ones in Osaka where the build

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at Right now, new

Weather Forecast in WordPress

As part of my working to put together a portal for my house I wanted to be able to include the current weather. now my favorite weather site, Weather Underground, includes ‘stickers’ which I could use to embed info on

Family Clock

When I first watched the Harry Potter movies I fount the Weasly Family clock fasinating. It told where everyone in the family was all the time. A while back I decided I wanted to design my own. I knew I

Status monitoring my AWS webserver

Somthing I’ve been wanting to do since I first started hosting my own websites on a home server was to implement a uptime monitoring system to alert me if somthing goes down so I can address it in a timley

Setting up an AWS webserver

Recently I decided to change webhosts from a shared webhosting provided to a VPS operated by Amazon Web Hosting. *Getting the domain and DNS ready In preparation for this move I decided to move my domain name from Godaddy to Google domains.