[Tech] Web Server Notes

This is a link to my notes on how I run my web servers at home, hosted on my home servers. https://www.home.vollink.com/gary/setup.html

30 Oct 2018 · 1 min · Gary Allen Vollink

Agile Development on Infrastructure

After a friend asked about using agile, I started thinking about the skateboard to car drawing.  The author of this, Henrik Kniberg, wrote a really good blog breaking this down, called Making sense of MVP (Minimum Viable Product).  This model is absolutely important, and makes a very good case for going about building something brand new. I've spent most of my post-Agile time doing infrastructure projects.  I'm not building a product for end-users....

21 Oct 2017 · 3 min · Gary Allen Vollink

BLOG: The Sad State of 3D on a PC

This month, I built myself a new gaming PC, and decided to spend just a little extra money for the nVidia 3D Vision 2 package with a pair of shutter glasses and a USB controlled IR timing transmitter.  What I'm talking about here is PC gaming in stereoscopic 3D.  This is gaming that not only depicts a 3D play environment, but also looks 3D to the player's eyes. I remember that Descent came out in 1995, and it had support for a virtual reality headset called the Forte VFX-1....

14 Nov 2015 · 6 min · Gary Allen Vollink

[Geek] Authban : 4 Years Later

Four years ago, I wrote about a script that I had been working on called Authban (though I didn't name it at the time): http://blog.vollink.com/2011/09/geek-attack-vectors-and-twitter.html I first started running a custom script to block IP addresses that tried too many times to login to ssh back in 2010.  At the time, the script (and my home web host) was running on an Ubuntu virtual server.  The name, Authban, surfaced in early 2011, as I organized the script to do more than just block ssh....

16 Sep 2015 · 3 min · Gary Allen Vollink