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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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don’t forget to periodically vote with your wallet

I don’t usually purchase any Windows software as I am a “Linux” guy.  I guess it makes sense as most Windows software packages wouldn’t work on your distribution even with a lot of prayers and the most current version of … Continue reading

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Wireless Access point – EDIMAX

I don’t really feel the need to pimp out various hardware manufacturers but we just recently moved and our wireless network no longer reached all of the rooms. The goal was to have seamless internet across the apartment without having … Continue reading

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AWS – Autoscaling

The cloud isn’t really the cloud without some additional functionality beyond the ability of creating a virtual machine to run your software. The cloud isn’t just somebody else’s data center either.  A short definition might be. A Cloud solution is … Continue reading

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AWS – Your own machine image

Until you start to actually use Amazon storage (elastic block store) you end up repeating yourself a lot getting your machine images into a working state.  This  might be something really simple such as adding your world class html code … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up EC2

Elastic compute cloud A EC2 – an elastic compute cloud – is just a simple virtual machine.  Amazon does have a lot of really interesting ways of using virtual machines to solve problems.  The first step is to create an … Continue reading

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AWS – Setting up a VPC

I would rather talk about the actual compute engine (EC2) but that oddly enough you need a network before you can really create one.  Rather than talking about the default VPC I will discuss about the networking a bit right … Continue reading

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