If you are looking for the epic motorcycle journey blog that I've written, please see the Miles By Motorcycle site I put together. 
  • Debugging a Website with Telnet
    06/08/2013 2:15AM
    Ian
    Telnet and modern-day websites aren't often considered together, but that's how I recently solved a problem with a server I now work with.  To make matters a little extra complicated, the server runs the Solaris 10 operating system and I do not have 'root' access to it.  Previously, this server was just acting as a re ... Read Full Article
  • Testing an SSL connection from the command line
    03/11/2013 1:06PM
    Ian
    I had a need recently to test an HTTPS connection from one remote location to another.  Not having a graphical browser available with which to test, I had to use a text-based tool. 'lynx' is a text-based browser that was available on the client end, but it does not support SSL. 'elinks' is lynx-like program, which DOES ... Read Full Article