My Home Office Setup

Productivity comes down to what you use and how you use it. In this post I want to share with you the fundamentals of my home office setup which has been responsible for a lot of productivity over the years.

Optimising MongoDB for test environments

Recently I wanted to optimise the performance of MongoDB for test and development environments where persistent data storage and logging isn't important. I also wanted a solution that was easy to deploy and maintain across multiple development machines.

Encrypting a Dedicated Server (Ubuntu)

Encrypting an Ubuntu Server that you have physical access is a fairly easy and straight forward process. But what happens if you don't have physical access to the server? How do you enter the passphrase to unlock the drive during boot?