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Host your own shellcheck

For those of you who don’t know, is a fantastic resource for improving your shell scripts.  When I came across it, I felt that I was a pretty good scripter.  How wrong I was.  Using shellcheck has probably been the single most influential factor on my scripting since the […]

squid reverse proxy: improving your ssllabs score

Quality ramblers rejoice!  I’m back for a rare quality ramble.  Articles for sorting out SSL configs are aplenty if you’re after nginx or Apache, but for squid they’re sadly lacking.  So here we are. I have a client who has some pokey old squid reverse proxies.  They’re running on RHEL5 […]

The difficult task of explaining extreme rage

On 8 November 2012 the NSU was notified of a 10 month old re-screened baby diagnosed with a hearing loss that should have been detected at screening. The baby was identified as one for whom the screener had screened both of her own ears. The hearing loss is bilateral and […]

The Pakeha Party

So I’ve come out of blogging retirement for this one. News yesterday is that some guy wants to start-up a Pakeha Party. And, rightly, his motivation was the Mana Party’s bizarre policy to give preferential treatment to Maori for housing loans. Owning a house doesn’t necessarily help people get out […]

Published – 2012 version

Lovage – Lifeboat Long term readers may recall that back in April 2008, I wrote a letter to the local newspaper and despite my best efforts to put in cheekiness, it was published. I’m not really big on writing letters to the papers, but every so often there’ll be something […]

Is your Linkedin password leaked?

Pink Floyd – Keep Talking News has been spinning around the net that over 6 Million passwords from Linkedin have been leaked. The general advice is to change your password, but what if you want to check that your password is on the list? You should still change your password […]

Do we hate all ‘Maoris’?

My brother Tamati linked to this article on his Friendface feed. Below is a copy and paste of my response… I may add to it and flick it towards the related discussion on Reddit. He’s an ignorant asshat who is simply regurgitating the rhetoric that’s typical of his generation. Of […]

On giving your Facebook password in an interview

Royksopp – Miss It So Much Yeah, I know it’s been a long while since I last posted.  There’s some catching up to do, and once I get a good dose of motivation I’d like to link this blog with my WordPress and Faceboook profiles in some limited way.  But […]

Installing Amahi Linux on the Acer A340

Royksopp – A Higher Place I recently moved house, to move in with my girlfriend. To make things simple, I sold my old HTPC (a first gen Mac Mini, slightly warmed over and with a 1TB external drive) and home theater to the mates whose flat I was departing. This […]

Sorry commenters… blame the spammers

Eclipse – Pink Floyd I’ve had to crank up the requirements to post a comment here, it looks like the spammers are going nuts

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