I love technology, and have been involved with it for over thirty years. I'm a IT manager, a seasoned network, storage, Unix and virtualisation guy. I love to code (mmm, sweet sweet Python), and I django, SQLalchemy, Eve and pytest when I'm behaving. I'm also a DJ, and photographer.

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Replacing VMware ESXi with Proxmox, KVM and LXC

And so it has come at last — my removal and replacement of VMware ESXi at home, with something better, known as Proxmox.  This post seeks to document the journey a bit, and give a tip or two along the way.

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PS4, dynamic port forwards and my MikroTik

PS4 parteh parteh parteh I have recently discovered the messy hell that is the PS4 voice/party chat.  Seems that even in 2015, developers still can’t get it right with respect to voice chats, NAT and firewalls, even when you’re on “NAT Type 2”. Normally, most home users can get away with turning on uPnP on …

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R2D2’s dick

The guys that work with me in my team are awesome.  They’re also all a bit spaz in their own, awesome way. One of them has never seen Star Wars.  Any of it.  Ever.  I have failed as a boss, not having that as a requirement in the position descriptions, but that will be addressed. …

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Oh packets, where are ewe?

One of the top five saddest outputs from a Unix prompt:

Mini tip: gvim on Windows, ^Z

Just stumbled upon this by accident, and it’s no massive thing… but a ^Z will minimise the gvim window, at least in the MS Windows version.