For whatever reason, someone thought it would be a grand idea to have 250 web sites in one subversion repository, that repository, now converted to git, is now 2.5GB and bloated as can be. Some of the data in there can just sit there and rot, but some of it is still quite useful, so […]

Found this perfectly summarized guide to making a Windows 7 bootable USB install drive. Something I’ve done repeatedly but never had such a succinct list of tasks to get it done. Please note: during this procedure you’ll lose any data on your USB flash drive. Please be extra careful during formatting, choosing the wrong drive […]

Occasionally my mysql mirror server will crash or the power will go off on it since it’s not mission critical, it’s not on a UPS. Typically I’d use this “opportunity” to build a new mysqldump or rsync the live mysql database folder and start a new mirror, but that takes a whack of time that […]

Security is of utmost concern, and the ever-changing, ever-evolving security world demands you keep up with securing your systems. Fortunately, browsers like Firefox and Chrome have made it their practice to disable weak encryption but if you’re running some older systems you’ll need to update them so visitors can still access your site. The latest […]

There’s a new BIND vulnerability in the wild that users can use to remote execute denial of service attacks. For most distributions it’s just a matter of an apt-get update or a yum update but according to this post I found on The Register’s comments from an anonymous user, there’s an extra step required with […]

With the advent of the Rasperry Pi 2, it’s time to get into the Pi-ecosystem again and one of the things I wanted to see if there was more performance on was the use of chromium in my stats board. I followed this guide a while back and I completely lost it at one point […]

Laravel’s routing works fantastically, except when you don’t want to use it. Laravel works as a great back end to single page applications but some of the cool stuff like Laravel’s ability to handle authentication doesn’t work quite right if it’s not serving out the pages. So in Laravel you can do stuff like make […]

Shellshock is a bash exploit which allows a malicious user to put extra information into an environment variable and have bash execute it. Fixes are out for RHEL/CentOS and Ubuntu, update your systems immediately… Test using: $ env var='() { ignore this;}; echo vulnerable’ bash -c /bin/true CentOS/RHEL/Fedora Fix: $ sudo yum update bash -y […]

Power on the VVX, wait for the Starting Application dialog and press Cancel to stop it. The Welcome dialog will count down from 7 and press 1, 3, and 5 simultaneously and you’ll see a password prompt. Enter the MAC address, lower case. For letters, select the a->1A mode and press the key the amount […]

You’ve set up some nice port forwarding on your iptables router and it works great from the outside world. The Scene Router Public IP 100.127.150.110 eth0 Router Private IP 192.168.15.1 eth1 Web Server IP 192.168.15.10 Supposing the web server is listening on port 80 and we want people to be able to access it via […]