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Pocket Git for Android

I’ve installed pocket git snd wrote my first blog with Droid Edit....

With the family in Sydney

Enjoying time in Sydney with Erica and Siena. ...

Amazon VPC is not a network and does not provide a measure of security

A VPC, or virtual private cloud, does not offer security. It is only a container, inside which subnets are created. AWS resources are launched inside of a subnet. EC2 instances make use of Security Groups for their security. Subnets provide an additional layer of security in the form of Network Access Control Lists. The combination of Security Groups, and Network ACLs are what provide security to EC2 instances. VPCs themselves are not networks, and AWS resources cannot be placed inside of them (other than subnets, Internet Gateways, and VPC endpoints, none of which the customer is required or expected to “secure”)...

UpdraftPlus Backup Plugin for WordPress

UpdraftPlus seems to be a promising backup plugin, with a daily/weekly/… schedule for backing up database, as well as wordpress files. I’m not happy with the way Google makes it hard for these plugins to work with them. For this reason I was forced to select Dropbox as the remote backup destination, instead of Google Drive. S3 is also an option. I’d give it 5 stars overall....

Moved blog to AWS

I have just migrated my blog from my previous host j u s t h o s t to Amazon Web Services. Even on just a humble T2.micro, the speed is noticeably quicker. I have MySQL running on the same host, with no load balancers, and just an Elastic IP Address and Route 53 A Record pointing to it. I still need to figure out a way to automate a daily Ec2 Snapshot, with deletes after 14 days....

Port Forwarding NAT on VMware Player

The previous webpage I was using to help me with making custom configurations to my NAT for my virtual machines is no longer viable for Version 5. However, after upgrading to version 5, I had to follow these directions: In VMWare Player 5 you need to: go to the vmware-directory and run in an elevated cmd.exe-box rundll32.exe vmnetui.dll VMNetUI_ShowStandalone ...

Google Wallet on Unsupported Devices (Guide) : Suleiman

This should be interesting to try on my Android Samsung Galaxy S3. http://blog.al-aqel.com/android/guides/google-wallet-on-unsupported-devices/...

Arrived safely in Taiwan

6:00 am arrival in Taoyuan International Airport. Didn’t sleep much on the plane. Food was a bit bland, but the flight was quick. I think I’m getting used to these long flights, when 9 hours doesn’t phase you....

Removing read only flag from Windows Diskpart Partition tool

I was trying to investigate a failed disk from a RAID array using a USB hard drive dock and Windows 7. The problem was Windows was reporting that the disk was read-only, so it wouldn’t repartition the hard disk. I opened up diskpart tool in windows (Run As Administrator) and tried to run the clean command, but again it complained that the hard drive was in read-only mode. Finally, I found the way to remove the read-only flag, so I could wipe the drive, and scan it for bad sectors....

Up and running!

We’re up and running on our new host. It’s good to be on a host that doesn’t block your remote shell access and has cheaper dot-com domain names! Thanks!...