Archive for September, 2012
I’ve known about ssh-agent for a while, but as I was practically permanently using PuTTY (on Windows), I only bothered with learning about Pageant. But Git uses ssh to connect to github, and I was getting tired of typing in my password with every push. I got annoyed with InteliJ for making me type in […]
Note: This is a personal VPN, so I just used static keys. A general guide to getting OpenVPN set up is available on the OpenVPN website, but this guide is targeted at CentOS 5 on an OpenVZ VPS. This guide should be usable in other RH derivatives without much (any?) modification; and with slight modifications […]
Note to self: When configuring iptables, don’t copy + paste /sbin/iptables -F /sbin/iptables -P INPUT DROP <bunch of other commands> into bash. I had A Bad Time.
So… I found a cheap VPS for me to play around with on LowEndBox after a few weeks of lurking on their site. $12/year for 256MB ‘guaranteed’ RAM, 15GB of disk space and 300GB of bandwidth. I am pleased. Except for the fact that it’s an CentOS OpenVZ instance, and I have had bad experiences […]
I’ll be doing a fair amount of work in Python in the next few months, so I decided to sit down and get a good dev environment going. First on my laptop (32 bit is easier to deal with), then on my desktop. So I’ll be doing 3 things: Getting Git setup Getting Git working […]
Amazon markets Spot Instances as a way to reduce the price you pay for instances. So, continuing my efforts to reduce expenses on EC2, I looked into using spot instances. Spot instances are essentially just like normal instances. You can create your own AMIs, where you essentially create an image and tell Amazon to create […]