WordPress – Disabling XML-RPC and Rest API to improve security

In WordPress we have always had inbuilt features that let us remotely interact with our site. We have two different approaches available: XML-RPC, a legacy method, or the newer Wordpress REST API that simplifies the remote interactivity and development of external apps. We can disable both of them if we do not need any remote access to the site and/or we do not use any app for the Wordpress resource. Read More …

Powershell – Test URL “ping” from command line

The following scenario could be useful for those that need to regularly monitor the response type of specifc URL or URLs; this can be done quite easily by using Powershell. The approach can be easily integrated in functions and automated/scheduled scripts to get a periodic status of the URLs monitored. Read More …

Raspberry Pi – Controlling PWR and ACT LEDs (Red and Green LEDs)

Raspberry Pi models have a few built-in LEDs; the modern models have a PWD and a ACT LEDs, that can be turned off quite easily directly by software, to save a bit of mW (energy) and letting it to run without disturbing lights. Read More …

Multiple ways to install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi

Let’ see some good ways on how to install and access a brand new Raspberry Pi device on your LAN even direclty on WiFi on first boot, with no need of external keyboard, monitor and mouse. Read More …