Alex Collins – Blog

Things I'm learning; lessons or otherwise…

IPTables Firewall for your Server

by atc on November 12, 2011, 3 comments

Don’t write your own. Why? ’cause you’ll mess it up and end up in a false sense of security. Some Norwegian dude called Vegar told me of the Debian package arno-iptables-firewall. It’s an iptables-based firewall that can be administered in your favourite text editor or more conveniently by dpkg! So, remove that crappy iptables script […]


by atc on November 12, 2011, no comments

Sorry for those who read the site (all 1 of you). Linode decided to suspend my account when payment failed. Perfectly within their rights, sure. The problem I have is that they neglected to contact me to explain A) that payment had failed and I risk suspension and B) that they had suspended my account. […]

2011 BDFPA All England Powerlifting & Single Lifts

by atc on November 1, 2011, one comment

Alongside my powerlifting team, I took part in the BDFPA All England Powerlifting & Single Lifts championship on Sunday. It was a fantastic opportunity, filled with nerves, adrenaline, grunt and a steep learning curve or two. I aimed to do all three lifts — squat, bench press and deadlift — raw to the best of […]