The End of Scotch on the Rocks

Since January this year I've been debating this decision. As many of you know, I have this conversation with myself every year, but this time it was different. I've been running the conference for 10 years now. I came up with the idea back in 2004, and ran the conference…

Scotch on the Rocks 2014 Part Deux

So on Twitter I promised a follow up blog post in regards Scotch on the Rocks, but I wanted to wait until we'd received feedback through the survey we set up. If you haven't done so already, please read my first post on Scotch on the Rocks 2014 So let's…

Scotch on the Rocks '14

So this years Scotch on the Rocks conference is done.. We really mixed things up this year, and with that, we took on a lot of extra risk. However I, Fuzzy Orange and our Conference team felt they were changes very much worth the risk. We dumped early bird tickets…

Get Off My Lawn

If you've been following along you'll know that I spent a little bit of time working on a very basic and rudimentary server health check service. Finally a use for my Pi I Tweet, Therefore I am This post is going to cover how I used Python Twitter Tools to…

I Tweet, Therefore I Am

In my previous post Finally a use for my Pi, I explained that I was building a really simplistic server health check system using Python, Curl, Crontab, etc. This post covers the part relating to the integration with Twitter. If you've never read the Twitter API docs, then you're a…

Finally a use for my Pi

So about 2 months ago I finally got around to purchasing a Raspberry Pi. It's a fantastic wee thing; small, compact, easily tucked away in a small corner. Didn't have a clue what to do with it :) After a random "work thing" I decided I'd try implementing what you would…

When an admin ain't an admin // ownCloud

A while back we installed ownCloud on one of our internal servers as a plan to evaluate moving company info away from things like Dropbox and Google Drive. In typical fashion, "stuff" got in the way and it sat there gathering dust, so to speak. Yesterday I made plans to…

SSL "no issuer chain was provided"

The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer) This can be quite a common error to see inside Firefox when accessing SSL sites, even though no other browsers will report certificate issues. I'm not sure of the technical reasons behind Firefox…

The Frayed Ends of Metallica

In a continuation of my previous post; Mehtallica, I took a look at what people are actually voting for and I've got to say that Metallica fans are the least imaginative music fans out there. You've got the choice of any song Metalica have ever recorded and you're going with…

Xentrix / Friday Night Rock Show 1990

I can't quite remember where I managed to get a hold of this (I think I bought a CD from Ebay), but here's a link to the 4 song recording from 1990. Pretty good quality too. Nobody's Perfect Dark Enemy Interrogate Ghostbusters http://haud.it/1cWZWKZ…

Mehtallica

One of the songs I've always wanted to hear Metallica play live is Frayed Ends of Sanity. This song happens to be the only one Metallica have never played live (in its entirety) from their first 5 albums. To be honest, even if they did play it live, I'd probably…

10 Best Anthrax Songs

I stumbled across a recent post on Loudwire, which covered the 10 best songs by Big 4 act, Anthrax. These sorts of things are always subjective, and very much about the writer's ear drum persuasion. Personally, I think the selection is unsurprising other than maybe the inclusion of Room for…