Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn

So I took the plunge. I've been thinking about getting this game for a while. I'm not a big MMO fan but I did enjoy Final Fantasy XI and Dark Age of Camelot before that. I've built up about 48 hours (so far) of game play on it now and…

Blog - Part 4: Logrotate

In running ghost with forever we set -l for a logfile, -o for the standard output file and -e for the error file. If we leave it at that then these files will grow and take over the file system. How we can handle that is by adding a file…

Downtime - oops

So DigitalOcean announced a new region available in London. I decided to make the move and killed the server so I could make an image of it, but I forgot to boot the server again so my site has been down for the last day or so. So if you…

Blog - Part 3: IPTables

So iptables is already installed so we don't need to install that, but lets install knockd and come back to it later in the article. Note: all commands run as root. $ apt-get update $ apt-get upgrade $ apt-get install knockd Okay, lets take a look at iptables. If you run iptables -S…

Blog - Part 2: Nginx

So last time we set up Ghost. Now we are going to get Nginx going. So lets install Nginx: Note: all commands run as root. $ apt-get update $ apt-get upgrade $ apt-get install nginx Next we create a new file in /etc/nginx/sites-available that will contain your server configuration. Mine is…

Blog - Part 1: Ghost

Using DigitalOcean I got a Ubuntu 14.04 server up and running. From there I did the following: Note: all commands run as root. $ apt-get update $ apt-get upgrade $ apt-get install vim knockd python-software-properties unzip Add the Node.js PPA: $ add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js $ apt-get update Then install Node.js…

New Blog

I've decided to start up a new blog using the software Ghost behind Nginx. I went with Ghost because it is a small and simple system. One user, a few settings for the blog, the ability to add, edit and delete blog posts and pages. Also alowing you to tag…

About This Site

This site exists for me to put my thoughts on. I'll hopefully be able to keep it going with at least one post per month. If you take offense at anything I say on this site, I'm sorry to hear it, but it is my site and you'll just have…

AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Python 2.7

I've been looking at AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) and trying to get it up and running. I've found, so far, that I can do so simply enough. Using the Python CLI Tool Kit is quite nice and the documentation looks like it's starting to take shape. Using the AWS Console…