The hotel in Thailand that I’m currently staying in is for some inexplicable reason blocking SSH, randomly. 6 hours ago it was working fine, but now when I need to do some work it’s decided to block me. At least that’s what I think is happening as all other requests work fine. I think it’s […]
Since my first IT job ever, I’ve taken part in a tradition started by the guy I was replacing. A tradition known to us as escape.pl, and something people in my local Linux Administrator community have kept with for well over a decade now. The Most Important Script You’ll Ever Write? The first time I […]
I’ve been doing some awesome things to a new VM for work, namely installing CouchDB, Apache and running Node.JS apps along side a WordPress plugin using Angular.JS. It’s pretty cool. But computer’s are dicks so when it came down to installing Monit to ensure everything was lovely I got the following error: Couldn’t fork %pre(monit-5.5-1.el6.rf.x86_64): […]
It’s rare that I’m genuinely in shock and awe of something, but that’s how I felt last night in The Albert, down under Brighton train station! The menu came with a crazy amount of options, so for the burger I added bacon and cheese and for the chips, thick cut rather than skinny and chilli […]
It’s nice to see that idimmu.net doesn’t just have a global audience but a solar system wide audience too! 62.% of my site’s earnings come from Europa, thanks for the heads up, Google and happy April fools to you guys too
I’m slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it’s still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and shiny one. Which has 2 new 3TB HDDs in RAID 1, which are syncing.. cat /proc/mdstat md3 : active raid1 sda4 sdb4 1847478528 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU] [>………………..] resync = 0.1% […]
Earlier today I was setting up a brand new server for a migration and just as I was typing scp .ssh/authorized_keys2 my brain went and asked a question.. What is the difference between authorized_keys and authorized_keys2? I’ve been working with Linux for well over a decade and some of my practices stem from things I […]
My HTPC is almost appliance like, in the way I never upgrade it, i.e. this morning it was still running Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal… It’s also not very appliance like in that it’s also full of random development stuff that probably shouldn’t be on it as well as several different types of databases, my backup […]
I gave up drinking 3 months ago, but still have a fridge full of beer which I didn’t want to pour down the sink, so I decided to make something with it. I found My Fridge Food, which is an awesome little site that will take the contents of your fridge and cupboards and suggest […]
Back in September Google released it’s new Hummingbird algorithm, apparently affecting 90% of search queries, as it strives for greater accuracy and more relevant results. Aimed at ‘conversational searches’, like what is the best cake? rather than simple terms such as best cake. (when is the last time you made a search request like that?) […]
I Quit My Day Job!
Hi, I'm Rus and after 10 years of Linux administration and software development, in September 2014 I quit my day job, sold all my stuff and moved to Thailand to live the good life.
Would you like ..
- No commute
- A flexible schedule
- More time with friends & family
- More money
- The ability to travel the world & work from anywhere
- More time to do what you want
That's what I created for myself, and you can too.
My new website, http://www.ruspow.com shows how I'm making money online as well as what life can be like when you're not sat behind a desk and are free to make your own decisions!
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