Security hardening on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Recently I've been involved with a project where I needed to perform some security hardening on Amazon Web Services EC2 instances running Ubuntu Server 12.04, so I used this excellent guide as a starting point, then I added, removed and modified things as needed. I decided to take those…

A successful migration from WordPress to Ghost

Over the years my blog has been dragged kicking and screaming through a variety of different blogging and hosting platforms. Though some tweaking and tinkering has invariably been required to survive these transitions, thankfully my blog posts remain fairly intact and just as (hopefully) informative as they've always been. Originally…

Runner-up for Weapon of Choice in the Socially Awesome Sysadmin Awards

I have to admit I was a little gratified and fairly amused to see that I was runner-up for the "Weapon of Choice Award" in the "Socially Awesome Sysadmin Awards" as a result of using the obscure Twitter client YoruFukurou. Unfortunately I stopped using YoruFukurou a while back as it…

Useful Unix commands

For a long time I've maintained a memory aid in the form of a list of useful commands which can be used on the command line for Linux, OS X, BSD, Solaris, etc., so I thought I'd list them in a blog post in case they come in useful for…

Emerging from the formless void...

What was previously my own electronic music project Dicepeople has now grown into an exciting audiovisual collaboration with the talented and enthusiastic Rafael Filomeno. Our first performance together with music and visuals is happening this Friday 6th September at The Nest in Dalston, London. If you're in London and free…

Creating a Bash-based web server on my new Raspberry Pi

Recently I decided to correct my oversight of not having obtained a Raspberry Pi, so I purchased the Model B version along with the nice clear case and named it "Colossus". Never having owned an Acorn Archimedes (I was an Amiga man) the first thing I did was play with…

Warpvision - (Motion)

"Warpvision presents an Artificial Intelligence video - (Motion) - electronic listening music for the eyes" I was lucky enough to see Warpvision's fantastic "(Motion)" at its launch party at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1994 and I've loved it ever since. Sadly Warp have never released it on DVD…