Musings on the software world and beyond

Category: How To’s

When I need to set up or install something, I will usually search for a quick recipe online, so I don’t waste time figuring out how to make the damn thing run.

If I can’t find the recipe online, I will try to write it down myself and put it here, so others can benefit from it.

How to Install Plausible analytics on Ubuntu 20.10

As consumers are increasingly aware of the privacy issues on the modern web, that trend has opened up space for some interesting privacy-friendly tools to help you charge your business. For many years, Google Analytics was pretty much the only analytics suite worth its salt, but nowadays you can choose from many sound options.

If you want to own your data and be in charge of the tools you’re using, it’s nice to look at some of the alternatives, like Plausible.

Plausible is a lightweight and open-source website analytics tool. No cookies and fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA, and PECR. It’s fully open-source, and it’s quite easy to install.

Can’t connect/SSH to Linux EC2 instance anymore

Chances are that you’re here because you did something stupid. You locked yourself out of your EC2 instance somehow. Maybe you’ve played with the firewall settings on the machine, maybe you don’t know what you’ve done. Been there, done that. Luckily, there’s a workaround.

In my case, I’ve messed up UFW config on my Ubuntu instance. If you messed up some other configuration, you might have to edit a different file, but the basics of workaround are the same – attaching a disk from the instance you locked yourself out to the recovery instance you’ll create.

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