Category Archives: System Administration

Setting up Kali 1.1.0 on the new Raspberry Pi 2

My new Raspberry Pi 2 arrived, and I wanted to install Kali on it. I was preparing to follow the steps of Richard Brain,  but before I started, the folks at Kali tweeted that there was now a download available.  … Continue reading

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Setting up your Linux environment to support multiple versions of Java

Four ways to change your version of Java Most people just define their JAVA_HOME variable, and rarely change it. If you do want to change it, or perhaps switch between different versions, you have some choices:  Use update-alternatives (Debian systems) … Continue reading

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Creating Table of Contents for static web pages using sed, make, and perl

Earlier, I showed you how I created a multi-page navigation section for static web pages. But this system has some flaws. I needed better navigation within the web page. I also needed a better way to keep track of my … Continue reading

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System Development Lifecycle > Security Development Lifecycle

I was asked to list things I consider when creating/designing a world-class application. Whew. That’s  a complex question, and worthy of a PhD thesis, book, etc. Still, several things jumped out at me. And I thought it would be worth … Continue reading

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Using Amazon’s SES and Sendmail for mailing lists

I have run a private mailing list for years, and recently migrated to Amazon’s SES service. While some documentation from Amazon is available, it is far from complete. Here are some of the changes and improvements I made. First, you … Continue reading

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