Mike Sampson

Linux Systems Administrator




08 Jan 2016

Simple Isolated Builds in Docker

I needed a simple, automated way to build a Rust project for deployment to a Debian system. Docker seems to be popular for deploying though I'm...

01 Jan 2016

2015 Reading List Highlights

Here are most of the books I read in 2015.


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson would be my book of the year. Amazing story split over 5000...

24 Oct 2015

Certificate Generation for OpenVPN using CFSSL

In the past when I have needed certificates for OpenVPN I have used easy_rsa. Another option would be to use OpenSSL directly. This time I decided...

12 Oct 2014

BeagleBone - Black and White

While the Raspberry Pi is the most well known of the ARM based single board computers there are other alternatives available. One such alternative is the BeagleBone....

21 Aug 2014

Pinger - A simple ICMP monitor.

When it comes to monitoring hosts, most people go with Nagios or similar. Nagios is great, can monitor pretty much most standard services out of...

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