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PuppetConf 2016 - San Diego

Posted: Oct 27, 2016

Two years after I last attended PuppetConf in San Francisco, I was given the opportunity to attend again, this time five hundred miles south in San Diego, and what a conference it has been.

Migrating WordPress to Jekyll

Posted: Aug 16, 2016

Static site generators such as Jekyll and Hugo have recently been gaining a lot of popularity among the tech community, so I thought I'd give it a go ...

Running a Bitcoin Node with Puppet

Posted: Dec 30, 2014

In my previous blog, I gave my views on Bitcoin as a concept and also my take on Bitcoin’s future. Since writing that post, I’ve been researching into the technical background of Bitcoin, and have decided to set up my own Bitcoin node to help further the cause.

Bitcoin – Hype or Saviour?

Posted: Dec 22, 2014

I have been following the story of Bitcoin – the world’s most famous cryptocurrency – with a lot of interest since it became global news in late 2013. I am by no means a expert, nor am I an economist, but I am however a technologist at heart, and take a keen interest in most things that are new in the world of technology.

Shellshock - Easy Mitigation Using Puppet

Posted: Sep 25, 2014

So … CVE-2014-6271, known as Shellshock, is widely being reported as the “next Heartbleed” – the high-profile bug in the open source OpenSSL framework that threatened to cripple the Internet’s security in April 2014. Here I will go into some loose detail about what Shellshock actually is, then offer an extremely simple way for systems administrators to mitigate the issue and a one-line test to check if your system is vulnerable.

What is the Cloud?

Posted: May 8, 2014

Loved by management for its ability to save cash, lauded by developers for its ease of use and programmability, and greeted by sysadmins with a mixture of contempt, caution and celebration, the revolution surrounding cloud services has turned corporate IT on its head. Yet, for such a game-changing technology, the cloud is still widely misunderstood.