Hi, I'm Jake Price

I'm an IT Pro with a big passion for tech. I've been passionate about it since I was a kid playing with my Grandad's Pentium 386. I play with more modern tech now but I'm still that fascinated kid at heart! This is where I post my tech related knowledge, thoughts, and other related things.

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Create an EC2 Instance on Amazon Web Services

We live in an age where we can get our groceries, read our books, stream our boxsets, and a whole host of other things all from the same company. That same company dominates the "cloud" and lets us host whatever internet service or application we could possibly think of as well. For better or worse, you truly can do everything on Amazon. I...

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Recent Posts

Install Docker on Ubuntu Server 18.04

I've had Docker on my list of tech to learn for a little while now. It seems to be an increasingly important skill to possess in 2018. I like to self-host alternatives to popular web applications where possible. Not just because I like to think about my privacy online and control my own data, but also because it helps me learn new technology. Docker is...

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How to create an Office 365 Lab

03/11/2018 - You may notice that all the images from within this post have gone "missing". I had issues with a VM migration that went slightly wrong. I'll need to manually re-create all of them... which will take a while :( The content is still here, but if you like pictures you'll be sad. Remember kids "the condition of any backup is unknown until...

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Setting up Dart Sass on Windows (& Linux)

I've always said I hate web design, but I happen to think I'm quite good at the design part of it. The problem for me is that despite not particularly enjoying the process, I always find I have a problem when I create a website for myself. The problem being that I'm never happy when using somebody else’s design or theme! I have to...

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03/11/2018 - You may notice that all the images from within this post have gone "missing". I had issues with a VM migration that went slightly wrong. I'll need to manually re-create all of them... which will take a while :( The content is still here, but if you like pictures you'll be sad. Remember kids "the condition of any backup is unknown until...

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My "daily driver" is a Dell XPS laptop. I take it basically everywhere with me, which means I run the risk of leaving it somewhere. I'm far from forgetful, but if I lose it I want to know it's secure and that nobody is going to be able to access my files. That's where hard disk encryption comes in. Specifically, BitLocker, on Microsoft...

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There's plenty of posts out on the web like this, and I'm adding to the mass! Last weekend I switched my blog from the, in my opinion, not-so-cool anymore WordPress to a hip, relatively new blogging platform that goes by the name of Ghost. To do that, I also took the plunge and decided to make use of my long standing $10 credit with Digital...

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Install Ghost locally on Windows 10 using Node.js

I'm now using Ghost to run my blog instead of WordPress, and I had a need to run a local instance on my computer to make it easy for me to port across my old WordPress theme to it. It's actually a really simple process to install it locally on Windows 10. Really simple, no messing around with databases, no editing config files, just a...

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Generating an encryption key in PuTTY.

I'm using PuTTY a lot more at the moment, because I've recently switched my blog over to a VPS, so I'm regularly using SSH to connect to it. I'll be posting a post about that move soon, but thought I'd take the time to document how to go about generating an encryption key in PuTTY that you can then use for your encryption needs. If...

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The Vital Importance of using a Password Manager

We make passwords harder then they need to be We live in a day and age where the security of our data is a hot topic, and rightly so. We get outraged when we hear that Facebook hasn't looked after our data like we thought it should (ignoring the fact that it's a free service, that makes money by ads, and we are happy to...

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