Brad in the press

A few people have emailed since me being featured in the Sunday Times, Evening Standard and Travel weekly (so far) about my automation exploits back in 2013 while Heathrow  airport was busy driving me bonkers with slow taking off heavily loaded jumbo jets taking off...

Installing LetsEncrypt on Linux CentOS 6 with VirtualMin

Today I am moving away from Cloudflare to see if it can reduce HTTP request wait times, I suspect although they provide a little caching and security for free given I have implemented Fail2Ban and the right caching plugins that an extra link in the HTTPS chain is no...

My new favourite part of Linux – fail2ban

The ability to ban dictionary attacks after a couple of failed attempt, priceless Dec 2 04:26:37 bradmca fail2ban.actions[1269]: NOTICE [sshd] Unban 119.167.153.189 Dec 2 04:28:44 bradmca fail2ban.actions[1269]: NOTICE [sshd] Unban 169.54.91.220 Dec 2 04:45:18 bradmca...

My purchase of a Dell XPS 13 2015

So I got to thinking that my HP 5330m with SSD does not have too much life left in it although it’s a brilliant machine, starting a new business and I need some new hardware to go with it. After a bit of perusal of what to buy considering sticking with HP or...

Ways to Get Backlinks That will Boost Your Traffic

Backlinks are the foundation of any good SEO strategy. While they shouldn’t be the entire strategy to market your website, they are certainly an important part. Here are 13 ways to build backlinks to your website in an honest and authentic way that search...