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Midterm week – A retrospect of my first 6 weeks of uni

So… I’m at university. University of Waterloo to be exact. It’s been almost a whirlwind – it’s both more and less hectic than IB, if that makes sense. There’s more to do – activities, events and maintenance things (laundry, grocery shopping and so on.) And the same time, there’s less – schoolwork isn’t as demanding […]

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Cheaping out on EC2 – using Spot Instances

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 […]

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HLDS on EC2

Update Jul 2014 – use the shiny new SteamCMD tool. Also, I started using DigitalOcean instead of EC2 (marginally cheaper, incredibly easier to setup) Create a Instance – spot works Install wget, tar, ncompress – depends on your distro, fedora 17 by default didn’t come with this (which, btw, is WTF?!) Also, screen to run […]

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Linkdump – 18/8/11

www.ossec.net/main/downloads Fully featured HIDS. For free. I look forward to messing around with it soon.

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Link dump: 14/08/11

Only 1 today: www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9218765/10_essential_MySQL_tools_for_admins – Tool #2 & 3 seem the most useful for small-scale stuff… #1 looks interesting, but I need to find out how to set up query logs… or whatever the analyzer is running off of. =|

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SELinux and Apache userdirs

Normally I disable SELinux – for a home user, the additional security it provides isn’t worth much. But for some reason I left it enabled on this install of Fedora 15. Which led to problems when I tried to get phpMyAdmin working out of my home directory.

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Linkdump – 11/8/11

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/hh377174 –¬†Critical Career Paths for IT Pros

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Link Dump – 9/8/11

www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/ – David du Chemin, an interesting photographer. Manfrotto did a webinar with him, which I’ve been meaning to watch. (Signed up, but they’re held at 3AM local time, which is..not going to happen.) nerdfitness.com/blog/ – As the URL suggests, a fitness blog… thing. Sells a book, but it seems to have a bunch of […]

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Getting Xen up and running

Now that Xen and a dom0-capable kernel have been installed, it’s time to combine the two. There’s essentially two steps to this: Set up grub to boot Xen Set up Fedora to automatically start the Xen management services

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Because setting up automated kernel compilation is annoying

git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.39 && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.32 && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/stable-2.6.32.x && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg Now I have to mix it all together in a crontab […]

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