This is a +1 for Easy Firewall Generator for iptables. Of course any self-respecting sysadmin should be able to set up iptables, but sometimes starting off can be tricky. So I use the this website, which lets you define the basics using a handful of checkboxes, and it generates a script that configures your computer’s […]Read more "An easy way to generate an iptables config"
This evening, my other half’s Eee 701 broke. Whenever she turned it on, the green power LED and blue wireless LED came on, stayed on, and nothing else happened. The screen backlight didn’t come on, no power was supplied to the USB ports and the fan did not start to spin. I tried the usual […]Read more "Resetting the BIOS on an EeePC 701"
I decided that I need to sort out the way I do my personal calendaring. Currently I only use my phone’s built-in calendar. I nearly always have my phone with me, but it’s a bit of a pain to enter stuff on when I’m sat at a computer anyway, and carrying all that information solely […]Read more "Google calendar"
A friend visited me this weekend. His latest hobby is urban exploration so we decided to give it a go in Bristol. We considered a few sites but eventually we happened upon a factory by chance which shall remain nameless. Entry was through a small hole in the side. The ground floor doors and windows […]Read more "Urban exploration"
I painted this scene in art class in year 8 at school. It’s a pretty poor painting, but I was very proud of it at the time and evidently still proud enough to put it on my website! I came across it in a box of papers the other day and scanned it in. Unfortunately […]Read more "An evil wizard"