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Good backup & archival solutions? : DataHoarder
Although by default Duplicity will add incrementals to your backup chain, increasing the chances of a corrupt backup causing issues for your entire chain, if you pass it the --full-if-older-than 1W flag, Duplicity will make a full backup if one hasn't been done for more than a week.
3 days ago by will.brien
If I want to learn to code, what should I learn and how? - coding job jobs | Ask MetaFilter
My questions are:

1) What should I try to learn? What is the right combination of low cost/time barriers to entry and in high demand?
2) How should I learn it? I would really appreciate answers here to be as specific as possible e.g. "This in person course in the DC area" or "By joining this group and doing their online training" rather than "Just find a course" or "They're all okay".
3) How do I get a job once I do this work? Websites? Which ones? How do I convince people to hire me?
4) Alternatively, are there companies that actually train people on this stuff? If so which ones and what is the best way to get them to hire me?
5 days ago by will.brien
Contribute | Standard Ebooks
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven project, and there’s room for people of all skill levels to contribute.
5 days ago by will.brien
Security/Guidelines/OpenSSH - MozillaWiki
Different versions of OpenSSH support different options which are not always compatible. This guide show settings for the most commonly deployed OpenSSH versions at Mozilla - however, using the latest version of OpenSSH is recommended.
6 days ago by will.brien
Securing a Server with Ansible · Ryan Eschinger Consulting
There were a couple of blog posts in response that took this one step further and demonstrated how to accomplish the same things in a more automated fashion using Ansible. Things move pretty fast and I found both posts were a little outdated. So this post continues the tradition and automates the process using an Ansible playbook. It takes care of the basic things described in these posts with a couple of additions and enhancements.
9 days ago by will.brien
Tutorial: Create your own automated backup scripts in Linux with S3
As a software development company, we are often tasked to create backup scripts to ensure data is recoverable in case of catastrophic failure. I’m sharing below the basic script that we use to some clients that require automated daily backup script in Linux and Amazon S3. This script supports backup of files and database into a local storage and transfer the backup files to Amazon S3.
11 days ago by will.brien
Why testosterone is the drug of the future
Testosterone is not just any drug. It’s not nitrous oxide out of a balloon at a Phish show or a little weed in a brownie. "T," (as it is known) is, by most accounts, as close to a direct anti-aging medication as science has yet produced. It can be manufactured cheaply in large quantities, and the risks seem manageable for most people. Users report increased energy, more muscle mass, decreased body fat, greater sex drive, and a general sense of well-being. In short, it's one of the most transformative substances a human can take.

“Testosterone is ridiculously powerful,” Campion says. “I can tell you from experience, the feeling of well-being, of focus, and of masculine energy are massively increased. It’s like you’re back to being 35.”

That power—along with a heavy dose of pharma company marketing—is why millions of American men are obtaining testosterone from doctors in various forms. According to a study by University of Texas epidemiologist Jacques Baillargeon, nearly four percent of men in their 60s are taking testosterone. The number of men between 40 and 64 went up 77 percent from 2010 to 2013 to 1.5 million men. Abbvie, maker of a popular testosterone gel, makes more than a billion dollars a year from the sale of AndroGel. In 2013, 14,000 kilograms of testosterone were sold in the United States. That might not sound like much, but a typical adult male has just 0.000000035 kilograms of testosterone floating around in his bloodstream. There is a lot of extra T in the hormonal composition of the country—and it only accounts for the legal sales.
<todo>  fitness  health  training  @read 
15 days ago by will.brien
GitHub - open-guides/og-aws: 📙 Amazon Web Services — a practical guide
A lot of information on AWS is already written. Most people learn AWS by reading a blog or a “getting started guide” and referring to the standard AWS references. Nonetheless, trustworthy and practical information and recommendations aren’t easy to come by. AWS’s own documentation is a great but sprawling resource few have time to read fully, and it doesn’t include anything but official facts, so omits experiences of engineers. The information in blogs or Stack Overflow is also not consistently up to date.

This guide is by and for engineers who use AWS. It aims to be a useful, living reference that consolidates links, tips, gotchas, and best practices. It arose from discussion and editing over beers by several engineers who have used AWS extensively.
<todo>  amazon  web  sysadmin  reference  @read 
15 days ago by will.brien
Footgun Prevention with AWS VPC Subnetting and Addressing
How many online tutorials and examples instruct Dear Reader to create VPCs with the network address of Or Legions of AWS users are set up to learn about VPCs the hard way, because this practice not only limits the number of instances available (251 in a /24 on AWS), but it also limits your ability to subnet to cover availability zones, environments and things like private vs. public networks.
25 days ago by will.brien

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