How traffic jams are created

As a regular user of the part of the M25 around Heathrow, it blows my mind how every day it needlessly turns into a virtual car park of traffic jams. Some simple driver ed would take care of most of the problem of those phantom traffic jams that just ruin the pleasure...

Automation of kids morning and evening routines

If you also have a couple of bundles of joy, then these wall charts for children may be of great use to you in empowering them to self-manage those repetitive starts and ends to each day so the family can work better as a team Click the link to download and print,...

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...