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Haven’t done one of these in ages, and the instance is much bigger now. So here is my #introductions post...

I’m Kev and I’m a cyber security guy working in the financial industry for a very large bank. I live in the North West of England in a fairly large town called The Wirral with my fiancΓ©, dog, cat and god knows how many fish.

I’m into walking, motorbikes, tattoos, reading, weight lifting (when time permits), oh yeah, and this thing called #Linux. I’ve also de-googled where possible.

Even though I earn a decent salary I still get stressed by those terrible "We've renewed your X subscription for $X" emails, even when it's less than a coffee πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

Nothing like a bit of Sunday night open sourcery β€” has been patched for the event-stream malware vulnerability (which was only via nodemon..) and a small fix made it in!

Anyone here keen on reading through a blog/tutorial on setting up Kubernetes locally with Traefik as a reverse proxy, with trusted wildcard certificates and dnsmasq?

Wow what a twist, I should have read the manga, I did not expect this!

I really want to deploy GitLab to Kubernetes and migrate my current instance over but I have a feeling it's going to be a reasonable amount of effort... And not just an hour of copying the backup in and smooth sailing..

I hope there's an epic fight scene this time (again)

The latest episode of Tokyo Ghoul is really intense!

I’d forgotten how much I love Campari πŸ₯°

when you hit 1k followers Eugen dms you and shows you the secret entrance into the Deep Web version of mastodon, where everything is a hundred times hornier and a hundred times weirder. some people just cant hack it. like Laser, that's why he deleted

Should I get the Pikachu or Eevee version of PokΓ©mon: Let's Go? πŸ€”

is doing an engineering advent calendar this year! We'll be publishing a new blog post every day for the next 24 days!

Check out our first post, "2018 Retrospective: What happened at Localz this year?" by our CEO, Tim Andrew:

@hugo This past year I was looking at web IRC options and checked out The Lounge momentarily, but ended up building something from scratch for just out of simplicity. No background support for web users though… when they leave they leave. I didn’t know how many people would stay connected, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to deal with that scaling.

🚨 If your #iPhone battery doesn’t hold a charge like it used to, be sure to jump on #Apple’s cheap $29 battery replacement price before it goes back up.

The deal ends after Dec 31 and I think the price goes back up to ~ $50 or 60.


I'm really impressed with The Lounge web IRC client/bouncer β€” the only thing I'm really missing are push notifications on iOS (Android supports Chrome Push).

It's a shame that Traefik doesn't support TCP passthrough yet (

Checkout The Lounge here:

Fixed the deployment and now everything works. It’s been a productive Friday πŸ‘Œ

Nothing like playing a little on on public transport πŸ˜‡

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Melbourne Mastodon

Melbourne Social is a small Mastodon instance for users from/interested in/living in Melbourne, Australia πŸ“