Frontier Town.

Personal website and blog of Richard Downer.

Technology, software engineering, cloud computing and hardware hacking.

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AWS CodeDeploy, Blue/Green Deployments, and CloudFormation

25th January 2019

(Subtitled, “Learn from my failures!”)

Understanding collectd and rrdtool

27th October 2017

I recently had reason to collect metrics on a Linux server that was to be posted to an analysis service. My requirements were to collect minimum, maximum and average measurements of several key metrics. Shouldn’t be too difficult in this day and age, right?

IPv6 and OpenWRT

22nd September 2017

OpenWRT is a project that has amazed me on multiple occasions. It’s an open source Linux-based Internet router firmware project, compatible with large numbers of off-the-shelf home and SoHo Internet broadband routers. Re-flash a compatible router with the OpenWRT firmware, and suddenly your router can do far, far more than than simple home broadband and wifi routing.

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