Author: David

So I got distracted by video encoding…

Yeah, was meant to be getting my head around Docker, but got side tracked by H.265 and H.264, and CUDA… Turns out that a lot of the media files I’ve got are from the DivX era of encoding and re-encoding

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Musings on Docker

It’s been a while since I’ve put anything up here, but there’s not been much in the way of geeky/interesting things to write about, but having recently moved house, I’ve had to play around with the Server of Doom a

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More musings on S3 backups

So I’ve got automated backup scripts on the servers, and have setup an S3 bucket with a life cycle policy to move things to cheaper storage over time. Now I’m thinking about the best way to do the same for

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Backup plans

Currently I’ve got a couple of VPS’s (one with Linode, another with Digital Ocean), where I host this site, run a few other internet services for me to use (VPN, web proxy, SSH). Currently these are backed up by a

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IPv6 Support

Just a quick post to say that I’ve setup the DNS and nginx so that this site works on IPv4 and IPv6. Turns out it’s really easy (assuming you’ve got a routable IPv6 address). In the nginx config file for

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Some tweaks to the TLS crypto in nginx

So after a bit of playing about, I figured out why I was “only” getting an A grade on the SSL Labs test for this domain, despite it being on the HSTS preload list 🙂 Turns out it was a

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Server migration and related ramblings

So I’ve been neglecting this blog for the last year and a bit, mostly because work has been eating brain power, and not leaving me and spare for geeking in the evenings. On the plus side, that seems to not be

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Linux Gaming – Steam problem

Now that Steam is available on Linux and there are a decent number of games available for it, I’ve decided that as a massive geek I should probably game on Linux whenever possible. I’ve already got a decent gaming rig

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Adventures in Linux: ananke installation

So, the previous-latest plan was to use Arch Linux for the server, but having been bitten by a bug with xbmc and a recent xorg update, I’ve decided on using a “real” server OS  (with hindsight, probably the choice I

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Introducing the new shiny: ananke

So…. It’s been while since I’ve updated anything here! Work’s still being quite busy and it means that I’m lacking in spare brainpower to geek out as much as I used to. On the plus side, work is interesting 🙂

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