Personal Website Hosting - a full circle journey?

Over the last 20 years I've had numerous personal websites running many different platforms. What interests me about it is how those platform have gone through a transition of becoming more complex and then seeimingly going full circle back to simplicity.

The tale goes a little like this...

Handcrafted ...

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Ubuntu Gnome on the Dell XPS13 2015

Yesterday I got a new work laptop. Actually when I say new it's really more of an upgrade. I've been using the original Dell XPS13 laptop for the past 3 years as my primary machine. It's one of those "ultrabooks" as they like to call them, basically ...

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Who's connected to the Cisco ASA VPN?

I've just chucked the following onto GitHub should anyone want it. It's a little script that will get you the names of connected users on a Cisco ASA vpn via SNMP.

usage: asausers.py [-h] -f FIREWALL [-i IGNORE] -c COMMUNITY_STRING
                   [-o OUTPUT]

Get connected users from ASA ...
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EBS - or why you may be wasting money on Provisioned IOPs

Up until recently, and by virtue of using AWS for quite a while, I would always err on the side of caution when using EBS in production and punt for Provision IOPs (PIOPs) volumes. Obviously choosing the right number of PIOPs is crucial, although in fairness I think it might ...

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#GamerGate - a flowchart

For the past couple of days I've been ill, so I decided to read about GamerGate. After many hours of scratching my head about it all I came up with the following conclusions. No doubt this will piss some people off shrug

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