Recently there has been an uptake in the use of Neo4j by the Data Scientists. This is a good thing! they are wanting to use the right tool for the job. However we need to run it inside our k8s cluster as a portable readable data source that has been dynamically populated from a pile … Continue reading Pre-populating Neo4J using Kubernetes Init Containers and neo4j-admin import
Encryption is king nowadays with everyone having mobile devices. We have a significant number of people on laptops that travel around and also workstations that live in open plan offices. This means we encrypt all of our disks... just in case. 99% of the time is super simple to do as most OS installers give … Continue reading Encrypting additional drives with LUKS on Linux
We have a mix of different setups that the Software Engineer and Data Scientists use to get their work done. There are some using just Linux on laptops, Some on MacBooks and some on the various versions of Windows. For those not using Linux as their primary OS we have a bunch of Desktops that … Continue reading Connecting to Ubuntu 18.04+ using RDP
I love Ubuntu... I'm pretty fond of dell kit too! So I was rather chuffed when I started working at Medicines Discovery Catapult because they let me have both. When you look at my desk it looks like it could be an advert for Dell. Laptop, monitors, dock, keyboard and mouse.... its great when you … Continue reading Dell DisplayLink D6000 & Ubuntu 18.04+ Issues
A few of our projects recently called for a distributed file-system that provided high availability and redundancy. After a tip off from a fellow techie and a quick browse around the net it appeared that a solution called GlusterFS appeared to tick all the boxes for what we were wanting. However setting it up turned … Continue reading Glorious Gluster – How to setup GlusterFS on Rackspace Cloud and Ubuntu 12.10
We have been using redmine for quite a long time and a few months ago attempted to upgrade from 1.3 to 2.something. Unfortunately I (quite typically) borked the installation and since then its been hobbling along after my attempts to fix it left it crippled. Yesterday it finally gave up the fight and my attempts … Continue reading Our Redmine install died, We all cried!
I've decided that I need to up my game when it comes to webservers. However I'm not yet ready to switch to Nginx or one of the other webservers out in the wild as I need something up and running rapidly. Granted the numbers are definitely against Apache in a lot of benchmarks but historically … Continue reading Compiling Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu 12.04
I recently had to do some load testing for a site recently that would allow me to test in excess of 100k requests in a 60 second period... So I decided to do some testing using JMeter as it seemed like a suitable tool for doing what I needed and I had used it for … Continue reading Loaded Testing