Cord Cutting Part 2

Cord Cutting Part 2

So, a few weeks ago I cut the cord and got a Roku. I figured a couple months of trial and error would ensue. Interestingly, it has been easier than I thought to be a cord cutter. There are issues, but none I find insurmountable. Let me explain…. Its a lot like using your smart …

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Cord Cutting Part 1

Cord Cutting Part 1

Note: This started out as an email to my sister… Instead, I decided to post it on my blog. Over the last few months I have been considering “cutting the cord“. We really stopped watching the garbage of TV over the last few years. Outside of a few things that were part of our cable …

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How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 16.04 

How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 16.04 

This is a good tutorial on how to setup a firewall on Ubuntu 16.04 from DigitalOcean. Utilizing a firewall is key to preventing your server from being hacked… sudo ufw allow Source: How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 16.04 | DigitalOcean

How to Install and Secure MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

How to Install and Secure MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

I found this on DigitalOcean and think it is a great walk through of install and securing MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04. One note, I had to use BindIp = [127.0.0.1,0.0.0.0] to get multiple IPs to work. The format shown “BindIp = 127.0.0.1,0.0.0.0” would cause Mongo to not start. 0.0.0.0 represents whatever IP you are trying to …

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Deploying Python App to AzureWebsites

Deploying Python App to AzureWebsites

Note: This was originally created on my azurewebsite that I learned to deploy with and can be found on my github page. Preface I have only been programming in Python for a few months (December 2016 to March 2017) when I decided to deploy a simple Flask app to Azure. I found that the documentation …

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Azure VM – Network Security Group

Azure VM – Network Security Group

Recently I created a new virtual machine on Azure. It’s been awhile since I’ve had one, so I went through securing it. Made sure I had a firewall running and using Fail2Ban to stop brute force attacks. Or at least I thought… I found that I was banning IP addresses by the hundreds a day …

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Foghlaim Python

Foghlaim Python

I started learning python last December (2016). I have been enjoying the language, but some aspects have been a little odd to learn. It is open source, so that makes it really strange after nearly 20 years around Microsoft and other proprietary technologies. Couple items I had to figure my way through…. Vernacular – Open …

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