Me by Howson

  1. Fixing a MacMini that only works by resetting PRAM.

    My Mac Mini Late 2014 broke the other day. It was not great timing. The strange thing was if I cleared the PRAM the Mini worked normally. I had many conversations with Apple who thought it was a logic board failure. I had the following symptoms: The startup chime took…

  2. Setting up DNSSEC on Gandi Live DNS

    Gandi launched a new platform called Live DNS a couple of years ago, it has been improving all the time. Is is part of their V5 upgrade. While Gandi have now added this to their GUI the V5 DNS API can be used to automate setting up signing your zone…

  3. Sophos for Linux 9 E-mail Alert Configuration

    By default Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 9 When at the command line simply run:sudo /opt/sophos-av/bin/savconfig add Email email@example.com…

  4. Ubuntu Firewall - Filter by ASN

    I use Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW). Its a friendly version of iptables for people with simple needs. Additional information here. I configure SSH to use keys only (no password authentication) however I also like to restrict by IP to reduce the load on fail2ban. With this in mind I needed to…

  5. VMWARE Windows 98 Sound Fix

    This method has been tested on VMWARE Fusion 8 as well as 10. Full credit to dada78641 and poentaEosei. My Windows 95 version of this guide can be found here.On a default Windows 98 install you will find you have no sound:The first thing to do is to…

  6. CISSP Exam Tips

    I recently passed my CISSP exam. As a lot of people will tell you it is a hard exam. A few people have shared their tips on preparing for the exam. As everyone is different, I wanted to share mine. I first did the QA CISSP course. This was really…