How to autosave camera uploads to Google Drive

I’m a huge fan of Google Drive and Google Photos, and am in the process of moving all my photos over from Dropbox. One feature I miss from Dropbox is that it can capture screenshots and photos and automatically place them the cloud for you. Thankfully, it’s super easy to configure this for Drive on a Mac as well. Saving screenshots to Drive automatically Create

How to autosave camera uploads to Google Drive2014-08-02T20:31:00+00:00

My First 5 Minutes On A Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers

Server security doesn’t need to be complicated. My security philosophy is simple: adopt principles that will protect you from the most frequent attack vectors, while keeping administration efficient enough that you won’t develop “security cruft”. If you use your first 5 minutes on a server wisely, I believe you can do that. Any seasoned sysadmin can tell you that as you grow and add more

My First 5 Minutes On A Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers2013-03-03T20:44:00+00:00

A user is stealing from us right now and I don’t mind

As I write this, some guy in Florida is using stolen credit cards to successfully steal tens of thousands of dollars of products from us. Or at least, that’s what he thinks he’s doing. When someone steals, buys, or generates a credit card number with the intention of committing purchase fraud, the typical first step is determining if the card is valid. A stolen number

A user is stealing from us right now and I don’t mind2013-02-23T20:37:00+00:00

Setting up MySQL replication without the downtime

I clearly don’t need to expound on the benefits of master-slave replication for your MySQL database. It’s simply a good idea; one nicety I looked forward to was the ability to run backups from the slave without impacting the performance of our production database. But the benefits abound. Most tutorials on master-slave replication use a read lock to accomplish a consistent copy during initial setup. Barbaric! With

Setting up MySQL replication without the downtime2013-01-23T20:45:00+00:00
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