Author Archives: Steve

OpenShift 3 on OpenStack – Quick Start Guide. (Liberty)

This guide will help you to deploy a (NON-PRODUCTION) OpenShift 3 instance on top of an existing OpenStack Liberty instance. This will be a quick run through of how to get it OpenShift up and running, the full documentation can … Continue reading

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Retrospective – Jagged Alliance 2

This is an old article from my old site With the upcoming release of Jagged Alliance: Back in action, and Jagged Alliance online, I thought I might take a few moments, to talk to you all about, possibly my favourite … Continue reading


Games Piracy – As Bad as Everyone Thinks?

This is an old article from 2011 from my old site Whilst in my car yesterday on my way to work listening to BBC Radio 1 (well there goes half my audience.). I came across a news story about … Continue reading


DeusEx: Human Revolution – Review

So Deus Ex:HR has been out for a while now, and as I sit here staring at the retail box, with its orangy glow, and its PC Games Editors Choice award, I end up thinking to myself. What has happend … Continue reading


apt-get from behind a proxy

if you’re proxy does not support lingering on TCP requests, such as squid proxy, apt-get will fail to properly download list packages. This will need to be turned off by editing “/etc/apt/apt.conf” (may not exist be default) and adding this … Continue reading


WordPress recovering from a damaged theme – Command Line (via ssh/telnet)

Should you ever need to revert to the default twentysomething theme. After a bodged install, or some other mishap that leaves wp-admin inaccessible, you can do so with a few simple MySQL commands.

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CentOS/Redhat/Ubuntu – Installing Development Tools (Build Essentials)

If you are going to be building packeges from source, then you will need to install your distro’s version of the build tool packages. Luckily, CentOS, Redhat and Ubuntu all have easy ways to do so.

CentOS, Redhat, Ubuntu

ScienceLogic / EM7 – Monitoring VMware vShield Edges – Part 1

This is a two part series, and the scripts used in this are for information only, you will need to make changes to the scripts in order to use them. If like the company I work for you happen to … Continue reading

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Using Python Requests module to log into a site.

As a monitoring engineer, its my responsibility to ensure that the services I monitor are up and working. Most of the time this is normally just graphing some snmp oids, or writing a simple script to check a service is still alive. This time, … Continue reading

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Postfix – Setting the bind IP

To set the bind address for postfix, do the following. sudo vi /etc/postfix/ Locate the section that has the following inet_interfaces = all #inet_interfaces = $myhostname #inet_interfaces = $myhostname, localhost

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