Welcome to my blog. This is mainly about IT, information management and Cyber Security with occasional forays into general technology, science and maybe even politics and beliefs. You may find quite a few errors and formatting issues right now. That’s because I’ve just moved from a self-hosted WordPress blog to a cloud hosted Hugo blog. I’m still sorting out the finer details. Please use the contact form if you spot anything.
2018-04-16 BitLocker issues and fixes
BitLocker allows you to fully encrypt drives. It can be enabled so that it protects drives before boot. It also allows administrative recovery keys. However, sometimes it can go wrong.
2018-04-10 Hugo Cloud Deployment with Netlify
Netlify is a great cloud-based hosting and CDN service. It has great support for Hugo and other static site builders and is easily integrated into cloud-based GIT services. This makes deployment and updates a snap. \ \ On this page, we list a few snippets of information that help us remember how to do things.
2018-04-08 NHS Future Services
A multi-programme portfolio delivering next generation IT to the Department of Health and other national NHS organisations
2018-04-08 Hugo Snippets and Code Examples
A somewhat random collection of code for Hugo so that I don't have to keep looking things up all over the Internet.
2018-04-07 Hugo Benefits and Issues
A discussion of Hugo vs Jekyll and WordPress.
2018-04-06 Switching from WordPress to Hugo
I've been fed up with the speed of WordPress for years but haven't had the time to learn how to properly switch to an alternative. Until I discovered Hugo!
Excellent work has been done to make sure that new nodes are discoverable. Here is a quick way to easily search from your browser.
2018-02-26 Installation and running permissions
People seem to get very confused about file permissions when installing Node-RED and associated nodes. This article tries to set things straight.
2018-02-26 Using JSONata to transform msg data
JSONata is a syntax designed by IBM to help reformat and restructure JSON data in a similar vein to the way that XLST is used to transform XML data.
Shows how to create a secure set of home automation controls without exposing Node-RED to the Internet. It uses a Telegram bot with a number of pre-defined commands.