You could say I have a fairly healthy interest for the systems admin side of tech. I wouldn't say I'm an expert, but I think I could get by as an entry to mid level admin. Though that certainly doesn't stop me from doing some colossally stupid things with my personal server(s). As of right now, I have two hosted VPSs, including the one that this blog runs on. This server is supposed to be my "production" server, so it's as locked down as I can make it, with only the necessary services running. Beyond that, the next cardinal rule of managing a production environment is testing software updates somewhere else before you run them on the production machine(s). Even though I'm fully aware of this rule, and of the possible ramifications of not [Read more...]
Seems Congress, along with their buddies Big Content, have been hard at work trying to piss off the entire internet. Now for the first time in recent memory, Congress seems to have actually accomplished something. The SOPA/PIPA bills cannot be allowed to sneak through our system so, even though I am a little late to the game announcing it, I will also be switching off this site in protest with the help of a handy plugin. See you folks on the other side.
Saw this on reddit, felt it was appropriate.
I have to admit, I cycled through a lot of titles for this post that were far more... colorful, but in the end I decided to try and keep it classy. What am I pissed about this time? Two words: Galaxy Nexus. More to the point, where the hell is it?! There have been more than a few rumors flying around, enough to the point where lot's of the fanboys I know waiting for this blasted phone (myself included), are getting burned out. The newest batch, pointing to December 8th or 9th, promptly got debunked right after they managed to rekindle my hope I would actually get this phone before 2011 was out. I have always been one for gadgets, I understand the hype machine that all of the companies subscribe to. Though as I am sure most who have been [Read more...]
I would venture to say that anyone who is reading this has heard of Mint, the wonderful web app to manage your whole financial life. After a quick stint using Quicken, I discovered Mint, switched everything over, and never looked back. I guess that shows how good a decision Intuit made when they bought them, since I couldn't of been the only one that jumped ship. With the constant stream of new features and improvements, not only on their site, but also their iPhone and Android apps, it would be pretty foolish to use anyone else in my opinion. With the fawning over them finished, let's move on to the problem I have with Mint, and really all applications like it: security. Whenever I add an account on Mint I of course need to supply my [Read more...]