ownCloud Series – Go the Extra Mile Part 1: Memory Caching

  This is the third post in my “ownCloud series” and the first in a series of posts in “Going the Extra Mile” with your ownCloud instance. The aim here is to share with everyone things that may help you

ownCloud Series – A Walk in Your Cloud

In the first post, we started with a fresh install of Ubuntu server and finished with logging into the ownCloud web portal for the first time. In this post, we’ll be picking up right where we left off, focusing on

Fortigate Firewall Debug

In one of my work environments we use Fortigate firewalls. With a complex rule-set, including multiple VDOMs, there are times where we need to figure out why some traffic (source) is not reaching its destination. We had such a case

ownCloud Series – Getting Started

Many of my friends have heard me talk a great deal about ownCloud. I talk about it, because it is a tool that does so much for me and is completely FREE and open source. You can run ownCloud on

Multi-SSH key profile config Linux/MacOS

What if you need to SSH with key authentication to more than a single host from your laptop or server? This came up while rebuilding a host, its worth sharing… If you only ssh to a single host, you’d never

Cisco ASA to Redundant Amazon Virtual Gateways

As part of my day to day duties as a “Systems Administrator”, I configure site-to-site VPN tunnels from my company’s hosted devices, to remote endpoints of all types. The most common scenario being IPSec VPN tunnels, with the endpoints on

ArchLinux Thoughts and Installation Notes

Lately I’ve been using ArchLinux quite a bit. In fact, I use it in a VM on my Mac everyday for various tools and utilities. When you talk about or read about Archlinux online, the most common complaint and challenging

Fun With the Kids

A video I made with my children. Description: Over the past several months, I have been using a new technique on occasion to help calm down disagreements between my kids. Believe it or not, my children don’t always get along (I

Major League – Baseball or Bummer?

The beginning of April is an exciting time in United States. With the arrival of Spring time, we say goodbye to winter blizzards and cabin fever, and hello to warmer weather and the start of the Major League Baseball season.

Migration to New Server

Today I completed the migration of my blog from shared hosting to an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS cloudserver at Cloudservers.com. I’ll be on the lookout for any broken links or other site issues. If you happen to encounter any please let

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