Hi, I'm Jake Price

I’m an IT Pro with a big passion for Linux and Cloud Infrastructure. I've been passionate about technology since I was a kid when my Grandad introduced me to a Pentium 386 computer. That computer gave me a passion for technology that has been deep-rooted ever since. I play with modern tech now, but I'm still that fascinated kid at heart!

Latest Article

Introducing Version 4

Posted on • 25 min read

Tags: blog, logo

If you're a regular to my blog, you'll have noticed some changes recently, so I thought I'd write a rather long article to talk about what exactly those changes are and then detail the process I've gone through in putting them into place. It's has by chance also turned into my longest ever article as well!First though, a bit of recent history.In the...

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Recent Articles

Use the AWS Command Line Interface to Create an EC2 Instance

Posted on • 14 min read

Tags: aws, cloud, ec2, ubuntu server

I remember playing a game when I was a kid called Hugo's House of Horrors. You controlled Hugo using your arrow keys and typed in commands when you wanted him to do something. In this modern age of spectacular CGI, it's a thoroughly rubbish game, but back then it was enchanting and both my sister and I absolutely loved it. I didn't really know what...

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Creating an AWS S3 Bucket

Posted on • 5 min read

Tags: aws, cloud, s3

Amazon has a way with names. I don't know if they do it on purpose (for a laugh) but AWS has some crackers! Names for services such as "Elastic Beanstalk", "Amazon Sumerian", "Ground Station", and "AWS Glue". Although they don't give you much of a hint as to what they actually do, they sure do get a laugh out of me!So when we come...

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Create an EC2 Instance on Amazon Web Services

Posted on • 8 min read

Tags: aws, cloud

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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Install Docker on Ubuntu Server 18.04

Posted on • 3 min read

Tags: ubuntu server, docker

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

Posted on • 11 min read

Tags: office 365

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)

Posted on • 7 min read

Tags: sass, css

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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Install & Remotely Manage Hyper-V Server 2016

Posted on • 12 min read

Tags: hyper-v, windows server, virtualisation

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 a start-up PIN with BitLocker

Posted on • 6 min read

Tags: bitlocker, security

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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Why I chose Ghost over WordPress

Posted on • 4 min read

Tags: self-hosted, blog, ghost

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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