Updating BIOS of HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF

Within the chassis of my HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF lies a HP motherboard with part number 795972-001, and “Merlin Rev.A” stamped just below the barcode. To enter the BIOS, press F10 during boot process and you will be presented with the Hewlett-Packard Setup Utility, whose UI wraps around the actual BIOS from American Megatrends, […]

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

I recently passed the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam and attained its certification which is valid for 2 years. I was sitting on the fence for this one, especially when the official certification site mentioned that the recommended AWS knowledge was “at least six (6) months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including […]

Docker Image: Lean Python 3.7 with NLTK

I published a new lean Docker image for Python 3.7 with the NLTK library that is only 38 MB small. It has a detailed write up with the Dockerfile attached (because you shouldn’t trust unsigned public images) The motivation was that I needed a simple Python container with NLTK, but some of the existing images […]

Setting Up inetd Super-Server (in theory)

As part of the LPIC-1 Exam 102 objectives, inetd and xinetd are covered under the host security section. As I have not used inetd/xinetd previously, it took a while for me to understand the concepts and how it should be configured. This is especially so for inetd, which has been “succeeded” by xinetd. In this post, […]