Posts that cover technology I use, create or advancements that inspire me.
28 Sep 2022
Sharing cache between the host and LXC containers reduces bandwidth and download times when updating a large number of LXC containers.
7 Apr 2021
This post describes a simple way to record system audio via pulseaudio and ffmpeg. Additionally you can use ffmpeg to extract part of an audio file.
21 Mar 2021
This blog details my process for setting up an ArchLinux LXC base image for all of my local network services. This saves time and replaces my old failing Ansible scripts.
23 Feb 2021
Using NodeRED and tmux you can build your own custom API for any device that supports alternative communication mechanisms. No longer is it game over when a device doesn't support an API.
18 Nov 2020
All the makers/creators/hackers and alike, please ensure RSS functionality is enabled.
7 Jul 2020
A common theme emerges among people born in the 70s and 80s, who grew up when the world wide web (internet) was still young. They miss the "good old days", the pre-2010 internet when things weren't as commercialised....
Cyber Security posts that intersect with my love for the industry.
12 Jul 2019
Recently presented on the challenges facing the blue team whilst investigating red team activity and the disconnect in the time effort required...
7 Mar 2018
During a recent investigation I came across a process communicating with a mapped network share...
23 Feb 2018
BitScout is a live CD/USB bootable image that enables incident responders to remotely triage systems whilst maintaining data integrity...
18 Aug 2017 - Updated: 1 Apr 2020
For all those threat intelligence folk that need attribution with a hip actor name...
10 Dec 2016
In November 2016 I attended Kiwicon X, the 10th iteratoin of New Zealands premier security conference. With 6.3 magnitude earthquake and electromagnetic guns itw as sure an interesting time...
Fascinating articles from across the web that you should bookmark.
20 Oct 2022
A pair of programmers who snuck into Apple during the early 90s to develop a program as volunteers.
31 Aug 2022
How not to run an employee bonus scheme staring DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) in 1996.
15 Jun 2022
A sometimes odd but fascinating read around fandoms/fanfiction and how the communities use various services.
1 Apr 2022
A story around exploiting the economics inside Minecraft for profit.
24 Feb 2022
One of the founders of Stackoverflow talks about the perils of rewriting a codebase with examples from Netscape Navigator.
22 Feb 2022
A fascinating website with classes devoted to the Halt and Catch Fire TV series. If you haven’t watched it do yourself a favour.