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Upgrade hosts using SaltStack


When you have 1000’s of hosts you need to manage package updates, to help I put a simple process together to perform YUM upgrades on remote hosts using SaltStack. 347 more words

Linux Admin


For a while now I have been listening to podcasts. For those that don’t know a podcast is an audio file that you can download and listen to, usually about a topic you are interested in. 405 more words

IT Development

Configuring sftp with notepad++


In my time as a student, and through the transition to teaching I have found a very useful tool for scripting that some of you may or may not be familiar with.   518 more words

Bash Scripting

Installing Yaourt on Arch linux

One of the cool things about Arch linux is the Arch User Repository (AUR), where users can add their favourite packages to Arch. Because there is a liability, AUR packages cannot be installed by Pacman automatically, but should be downloaded, checked and installed manually. 221 more words


Websites to be blocked because it can ruin your Google analytics and server

Here is the list of websites that need to be blocked in your server to get this 2 major benefits.

1. Get legitimate statistics from Google Analytics… 111 more words

System Administration

Looking back at 2014

As today is New Years eve I thought it would be a good chance to look back over the last year.

At the start of the year I finally got agreement for the installation of a 30MB leased line. 533 more words

IT Development