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Bitwatch - specialised cryptocurrency monitoring and analysis

Cryptocurrency has created a very confusing world for many people, and presents so many alluring opportunities at the same time, assuming that one can make heads and tails of it all. However, exper...

LifeKnifeX - a Collection of Life Management Tools

Everyone has their own unique set of priorities, goals, and views of the world and themselves. On top of that, you or someone else you know may not be goal-oriented a person in the first place, ins...

Stopclutch - a Django Race Manager

For those that partake in sim racing, you likely have access to some auxiliary features that add context to your performance and progress within the game. That often includes record times and ghost...

Non-deterministic test failures when testing React

Do you feel a pang of joy and relief when your tests fail? If you think that an odd question, consider how you feel (as a developer, that is) when you have no idea why your tests fail… and you spen...

Welcome to My Blog!

It’s great to have you here, supposedly interested in my content. I’ve moved from WordPress to GitHub Pages, so hopefully this should prove to be an interesting learning experience. I was trying ou...

Issues Deploying a Fresh App Service

I’m diving into the deep end a little here to avoid droning on with context, but the gist is that I’m trying to redeploy a WordPress site I previously had running as a Windows App Service, trying t...

Docker vs. Fedora. Docker loses.

My word, posts are starting to pile up before I’ve had a chance to finish them. But I digress. The state of Docker in Fedora is… questionable. The same goes for RHEL and other brother and sister d...

Using Filebeat in Docker... to Monitor nginx in Docker

This is really part of a much longer story about how I set up infrastructure in my pseudo home-lab, involving a neat piece of kit running VMWare ESXi with a VM dedicated as a DNS server and the who...

Synology RT2600ac OpenVPN Access Denied

On my (relatively) brand new shiny Synology RT2600ac, the VPN Plus app that allows me to connect to my router via OpenVPN stopped working today. Even though the server reported successful connectio...

Moving Away From Proxmox

In my previous post, I detail an issue I had with data loss from the way Proxmox handles disks with specific configurations. The result of that post was that I no longer trust Proxmox to handle my ...