Thursday, 13 December 2012

HOW TO: Configure FreeSSHd on Windows 2012 and Connect with Putty

Recently I started playing around with Chef for a project. Chef needs SSH and setting SSH up on Windows is something I've not done before. I couldn't find a set of good instructions so here goes.

This YouTube video helped

I used a AWS EC2 Windows 2012 x64 Server and Windows 8 x64 desktop.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

In the 2012 T20 World Cup Final, Can Sri Lanka Win It?

T20 World Cup, Can Sri Lanka Win It?

Only in it's 4th tournament the T20 World Cup must be one of the most popular cricket tournaments! This format is certainly for all to enjoy, fast paced and exciting, you don't need to be a fan to appreciate the big hits.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Amsterdam by Photo 2012

Captured this outside a pub down a back street inbetween a pint of Palm and the rain

Monday, 30 July 2012

My London 2012 Olympic Experience in Pictures

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Quora Ans: I am building a search engine and want hosting recommendations

I agree with the direction Tom Sparks answer goes. But I don't think you have to move out of the VM to build availability + security.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Test driving my Glipho "Desk"

As Roger said, exciting times are fast approaching at Glipho. The guys have spent many many many many hours building the foundations. Obviosuly all of this is a great passion of Roger's, and has been for a while. However I think the "Desk" feature is one he has been particularly passionate and excited about.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Sanath Jayasuriya's Final Test Inning

It was only a few day back when I was talking about the next set of retirements (stating the obvious I might have been). I spoke too soon, as yesterday morning there was rumour that Sanath would be retiring at the end of this first test against England. I also read that there was a rumour that the selectors had offered Sanath the opportunity to retire rather than be dropped from the test team as his performance in the last 16 tests have been poor. In any case by the end of play it was official. Sanath Jayasuriya had just played his final test innings and he did it in classic Jayasuriya style. He required 65 runs to bring his test avg back above 40. Sanath answered his critics with a smashing 78 in 106 balls consisting of 10 fours (6 of which came from a single Jimmy Anderson over) and 1 six. If you missed it check it out, if you saw it watch it again.

He is probably the most explosive and influential batsman Sri Lanka has ever seen. In world cricket people believe he invented the attacking style of cricket seen in the modern game. Although he is still part of the ODI team it can't be long before he quits this too. All I know is that his boots are huge and there isn't anybody with big enough feet at the moment to replace him.

Last days of Sanath

Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya ( )

Why do I get the feeling that Sanath will retire from the one day form of the game as well in 2008? He has failed to get to double figure too often recently. Fair enough that most of his recent games have been in Aus against Aus and they know how to cramp him up but that is no excuse. These days it just doesn't seem like he has enough juice in him to field for 50 overs and then bat. And by juice I'm not refering to his fitness level alone, also his enthusiasum and motivation also seem to suffer. He has also just been dropped from the one day tour of the West Indies which is not a good sign.

Even if he does not fire the mere fact that he is in the line up does give the rest of the team a boost and psycological advantage. Who else is there to take his place? There is no obvious choice in my opinion. There are no players who have been groomed to take his place. Tharanga is not a one day opener, That blitz in Eng was a combination of luck on his part and poor form from Eng. Dhilshan has already been promoted and Chamara Silva isn't consistent enough. Mahela and the selectors have a serious issue, I'm sure they are more than aware of. The question is what can they do about it?!

TIP: Amazon Web Services Operates Split-horizon DNS

While making some tweaks to our AWS setup we learnt that Amazon run a Split-horizon DNS setup. This is only really relevant if you have services that are internal (or backend) to your overall system such as a database (not RDS) behind a web server. And you want to run it off a static IP (Elastic IP) as you should, plus a custom DNS entry such as