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Introducing Pupistry

I’ve recently been working to migrate my personal infrastructure from a very conventional and ageing 8 year old colocation server┬áto a new cloud-based approach. As part of this migration I’m simplifying what I have down to the fewest possible services … Continue reading

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Ruby Net::HTTP & Proxies

I ran into a really annoying issue today with Ruby and the Net::HTTP class when trying to make requests out via the restrictive corporate proxy at the office. The documentation states that “Net::HTTP will automatically create a proxy from the … Continue reading

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Installing EL7 onto EL5 Xen hosts

With RedHat recently releasing RHEL 7 (and CentOS promptly getting their rebuild out the door shortly after), I decided to take the opportunity to start upgrading some of my ageing RHEL/CentOS (EL) systems. My personal co-location server is a trusty … Continue reading

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Amberdms Billing System 2.0.1 Release

Just pushed a new stable release of the Amberdms Billing System (version 2.0.1), my open source web-based billing platform that does accounting, invoicing, ISP billing and more. This release is mostly just a bug fix release to correct a few … Continue reading

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Route53 with NamedManager 1.8.0

Just released NamedManager 1.8.0, my open source web-based DNS management tool. This release fixes some bugs with MySQL 5.6 and internationalized domain names, but also includes support for using Amazon AWS Route53 alongside the existing Bind9 support. Just add a … Continue reading

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Exposing name servers with Puppet Facts

Carrying on from the last post, I needed a good reliable way to point my Nginx configuration at a DNS server to use for resolving backends. The issue is that I wanted my Puppet module to be portable across various … Continue reading

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Android, the leading propietary mobile operating system

The Linux kernel has had a long history in the mobile space, with the successes and benefits of the OS in the embedded world transferring across to the smart phone and tablet market once devices evolved to a level requiring … Continue reading

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WordPress & SSL Fixes

I’ve been using WordPress for this blog for a number of years now – at some point I realised that whilst writing my own code is fun, there’s no need to reinvent yet-another-fucking-blog-platform and ended up selecting WordPress to use … Continue reading

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Awstats 7.2 + extras RPMs

I’ve been a long term user of Awstats for reporting on visitor traffic to my websites. Whilst it’s a little dated, it’s simplicity and reliance only on the web server logs makes it ideal for any application, including general websites … Continue reading

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NamedManager 1.6.0

I’ve just finished up a few changes to NamedManager this weekend and released version 1.6.0. It provides a few bug fixes and small improvements, as well as the addition of support for IPv6 PTR (reverse) records, so you can now … Continue reading

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