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Saturday night car maintenance

Spot the difference After my success last year with the side repeater, I was defeated by the door lock module (the garage I gave up and paid a large amount t...

Giving things up for January

2018 should be an interesting year - I turn 30 (just two more years until a really significant round number). To kick it off, I'm giving up a few things for ...

SSH rate limiting vs check_by_ssh - oops

Now that I've once again got reliable notifications from my monitoring system, being woken up by them at 6.30AM on my first day off for the Christmas break n...

Pushover (Android push notifications)

I've been looking for a new means of getting alerts from my Nagios (server monitoring) for some time. Previously, I used SMS notifications from Nagios, but a...

Porting a mobile number to AAISP

Just look at my custom network name St Columba's has had the same 07 mobile number for a long time, and consequently it's printed on various signage and read...

Maple Manor Parking @ Gatwick

Since Google gets stuck in an infinite loop asking me to log in to leave a review, I'll leave a few notes here instead. I booked 7 days' parking and a hotel ...

OnePlus/Android - preferred network type

I don't think I changed this Last night, I got off a plane at Gatwick, breezed through security and baggage reclaim in record time, hopped straight on a bus ...

Outside broadcast

I've been away with a few friends this weekend to Ledbury, which, in case you were wondering, is near Hereford. In other words, it's the heart of cider count...