About Steve

I was born in York to a Scottish father and an English mother, then moved myself to Edinburgh, Scotland. After living for most of my life in Scotland I then moved again, this time with my wife, to Finland in 2015.

My interests are varied but include:

I've worked as a programmer, body piercer, a Goth/Metal DJ, and nowadays I'm a system-administrator for a hosting company based in the UK.

About This Domain

I registered the domain-name steve.org.uk in April 1999, for a cost of approximately £79 per year.

As of 2015 I've relocated to Finland, and on a whim I looked up the domain steve.fi, only to discover that it was due to expire in a few months time. After patiently waiting I was lucky enough to register it as it became available.

Although many many things link to the org.uk domain the Finnish TLD is a little more memorable and will be the preferred domain going forward.

As with the registrars of steve.com, steve.net, & steve.org I've no interest in selling either of the names.

About This Site

This site is built from a series of input files, and a global layout-template, using the templer static-site-generator.

The site itself is hosted upon a dedicated KVM-based virtual machine located at Bytemark.

The machine runs several webservers, each listening upon the localhost, on a high port, allowing different webservers to run under different user-ids for security. To allow incoming access I use a simple node-reverse-proxy.

Online Resources

Projects I spent time on include:

  • Debian Administration
    • This is the site which I setup to share useful pieces of information about the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Digital Photography
    • I'm a keen amateur photographer, and I've posted many small images upon my "portfolio" site.
  • git-based DNS hosting
    • Leveraging the power of git and Amazon's Route53 infrastructure this service provides git-based DNS hosting.
  • lumail - mail-client.
    • lumail is a small console-based webclient, with integrated Lua scripting.
  • Stop Blog & Forum Spam
    • This is a simple site which offers an XML-RPC service to detect and identify blog/forum spam.

My online contact-portal contains links to other sites I host, maintain, or use (such as facebook, linkedin, etc).