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AWS – S3 and Simple Notifications

Individual Amazon web services are actually quite amazing all on their own but they are really neat when you start to use them together. There probably isn’t anyone who in their life hasn’t had a sdcard or hard disk fill … Continue reading

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More posts to love

Just in case you haven’t noticed it yet the Paranoid professor has doubled our staff. My youngest wanted to balance the computing and other world news with news of sport. We will still cover all the usual technical positions but … Continue reading

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The internet is for … porn

  HP 1312 color laser printer Perhaps I am pretty easily persuaded by the brand as quite a few years back I purchased a HP color printer – the 1312 multi function printer to be exact. It is a bit … Continue reading

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Corruption

Nobody wants to be accused of having anything less than the most ethical and trustworthy government imaginable. Yet not every administration fulfills that laudable goal.  It is usually pretty easy to look at the government through our personal perspective.  However, … Continue reading

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More control over personal privacy

I guess it has been years in the making.  The new General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.  It is a law on data protection for the privacy of all individuals in the EU. Here is a small summary … Continue reading

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AWS – S3 buckets

Amazon AWS is a very rich infrastructure.  It is not uncommon for AWS to field several different yet somewhat similar types of services.  The area of data storage is one of those areas where there is a rich set to … Continue reading

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Is security a fallacy?

How many times have you heard or read that the best course of action is to keep your computer up to date with security patches.  This is true for your computers operating systems, device drivers, computer BIOS, software applications including … Continue reading

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The carrot and the stick

Google pushes web towards more security It isn’t really news any longer, Google is pushing to secure the web.  Just like any parent they have decided that the carrot isn’t working out quite as planned and now they are using … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding security problems with find

I cannot actually remember how it happened.  I wasn’t paying enough attention and was viewing one of my scripts on production.  When I was finished I did what I always do in vi – I exited the script using : … Continue reading

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AWS – Simple Notification Service

AWS can provide you a LOT of functionality.  Some of what it can provide is so powerful because you can automate given actions.  It isn’t necessary to monitor your EC2 instances to see if your machines are running at a … Continue reading

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