octopress update

After DEF CON I thought it would be wise to maybe blog about my Vegas antics and the classes I attended. I also thought it would be a smart idea to update octopress. The former was a good idea; the latter caused my site to die. I’ve rebuilt everything from scratch with the latest and greatest so if you notice any errors on the site please let me know. Thank you! [Read More]

Fun with Shapeoko


I’ve been looking for a micro project to get some use out of my Shapeoko. What’s more fun then a 5.25 floppy disk coaster?

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The Everyday Carry Handcuff Key


This is a very small inconspicuous handcuff key I found in one of my RSS feeds. I’m not sure why, but I had to check them out. I like the small footprint and it clips nicely on a belt loop or on the webbing of my daily carry bag. I don’t like that it’s made of stainless steel; it’s something that you could easily forget about while going through a metal detector.

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How to handle multiple github accounts

I’ve always just worked with one GitHub account (my personal one), and then came octopress. I wanted to convert all the sites I manage from WordPress to octopress. Everything went well until running rake deploy.

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Shapeoko 2 Build Notes

Today I completed my Shapeoko 2 build. Following the instuctions on their wiki was pretty straight forward. There are a few key items I will share in case you order one yourself.

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Shapeoko 2 Has Arrived!

Today my Shapeoko 2 has arrived. For those who don’t know what this is; it’s a desktop CNC Mill from Inventables. I’ve put about 1/3rd of it together so far. Pictures and what I do with it may be posted in the future.

New Year Haunted Adventure

This year the wife and I stayed at a Haunted B&B and did 2 ghost hunts. We’ve never done either before and it sounded like. The “hunts” were fun, walking around a haunted location with some other people and using the equipment then you see on all the ghost shows. I bought a small voice recorder while out and about to leave running in the room while we slept.

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Stopping a small botnet

Today I woke up to an unresponsive website. When I started to look at the Apache access.log file I found a ton of IPs trying to bruteforce my wp-admin.php creds. I knew they weren’t going to get anywhere (thank you google auth), but it was doing a good job at DDOS.

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