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, […]

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, […]

Using One SSH Key Pair Across Multiple Network Zones

Reminder: All views expressed on this blog are my own, and are not representative of any organization I was/am affiliated with.  Overview Secure Shell (SSH) is an encrypted protocol that is commonly used for communication between hosts on an unencrypted network. Connecting to another host on the network comprises of connecting to its SSH server, […]

Updating BIOS of Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK (11″ Screen Size)

Another straightforward BIOS update – simply download the driver from the official Lenovo site, double click, and you’re done! Official Site for Lenovo Yoga 700 11ISK: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-700-11isk/downloads. The latest version I downloaded was v1.10, released on 30 Oct 2016. The BIOS update will reset all configurations to default, and you may encounter the following error after rebooting: […]

Creating a Development CI Pipeline for Appian

A while back I did several posts on Appian, specifically one regarding setting it up on Docker. The objective was two fold – the first was to solve an important development CI pipeline challenge, and second was to evaluate if the software was deploy-able on a PaaS (ans: yes it is, but not via the […]

Appian 17.2 on Docker

This walk-through explains how to set up Appian 17.2 on Docker. It was going to happen sooner or later 🙂 Approach I deliberated on two approaches: Lightweight containers, and have the host OS to manage the Appian components, and Heavy containers (Appian components sit within Docker image), but rely less on host OS I chose […]