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Craig Watson
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Systems Administrator (aka: professional geek) for Bashton Ltd, based in Bristol, UK.
Systems Administrator (aka: professional geek) for Bashton Ltd, based in Bristol, UK.

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Running a Bitcoin Node with Puppet:

In my previous blog, I gave my views on Bitcoin as a concept and also my take on Bitcoin’s future. Since writing that post, I’ve been researching into the technical background of Bitcoin, and have decided to set up my own Bitcoin node to help further the…

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I have been following the story of Bitcoin – the world’s most famous cryptocurrency – with a lot of interest since it became global news in late 2013. I am by no means a expert, nor am I an economist, but I am however a technologist at heart, and take a…

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So … CVE-2014-6271, known as Shellshock, is widely being reported as the “next Heartbleed” – the high-profile bug in the open source OpenSSL framework that threatened to cripple the Internet’s security in April 2014. Here I will go into some loose detail…

Note to self - when re-patching a 200-port data cabinet, allow for more than 30 minutes' downtime. #TimingFail

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Dear Luis Suarez, Let me start by saying that I am deeply saddened, disappointed and appalled by the events of the last 48 hours. How a player who has so much talent, has earned the respect and admiration of so many fans at Liverpool – and across Britain…

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September is going to be a busy month ... #JetSetTechie
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Thanks to PuppetLabs (in particular Mike Hall) and SecretSales, I'm all set to attend PuppetConf in San Francisco this September! Cannot wait!

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