January 2018

Stopping my emails going to SPAM

I have noticed that my sites registration and password reset emails were going into the spam folders on my Gmail test accounts. I have added the required DNS records that I hope will fix this, aparently this can take up to two weeks to settle so I will watch it for a while before making any more changes. Here are details of the guides that I followed to set these DNS records up. read more ...

Meanwhile if you notice any problems as mentioned above please let me know, or if you have any advice on how to make this better then any help would be gratefully received.

Archiving - part 1

This is a series of articles on digital archiving during which I will try to create an archiving system that is up to date in its approach, at the moment I do not know what that will look like but based on research and hopefully feedback I hope to get to a working solution. read more ...

Website is now live

The website is now live, it was developed rather quickly and considering this then it will no doubt have some bugs and incorrect behaviour. If you think how much effort has gone into fantastic products such as WordPress or Drupal etc. to which this site is a very very poor alternative then that should be no surprise, but it basicaly works and its mine!

If you have any feedback then please register and leave a comment, it would be much appreciated.

Node, Express and Passport

Looking for a login/register capability for a new app that I was creating, I came accross the Passport module for Node and in order to understand it better I developed a simple testbed for trying the module, I have put the code on github at Express Passport example hopefully so that it will help others.

Archiving Solutions

I am actually quite passionate about the subject of Archiving and was fortunate enough to work for a short while for a UK specialist in Archiving particularly for the University Research section

Some people get confused between the terms Backup and Archiving often thinking they are the same which they are dfinitely not. Backups involve making copies of live data to be used in the event of a disaster or data loss. Archives are for long term storage of data that is intended to be used at a later time, it may not be used but it is available if needed.

© Jeremy Smith 2017