S3 usage Statistics.

So I've recently decided to give S3 a chance, for media storage.  Mainly for the Iron Sysadmin Podcast episodes.  I've gotten one or two comments, not necesarily complaints, that episode downloads seem to tax my server.  It came down to bandwidth, and while I have some things to tackle to help that scenario, it was a pretty easy decision to give S3 a try.  It's something I've been meaning to try it out anyway, and this seemed like a great use case.

Cisco AnyConnect in Gnome on Fedora 25+

For work, I have to use Cisco Anyconnect as a VPN connection.  For a long time I would just use the Cisco AnyConnect official client for linux.  This software is problematic, buggy, and just plain out gives me heartburn.  So one day I came across OpenConenct, which is an open source alternative to the AnyConnect client.  It will talk to an AnyConnect gateway, and can be directly installed via Fedora's package manager.  This also works on Ubuntu, but I don't run Ubuntu, so you're on your own.

Freeing a 5th gen Fire tablet from its master.

I have sort of a history of bending android devices to my will.  It's sort of what I do, and while I'm not going to claim credit for the work done in this post, I will say that that experience fueled it.  So as you read through this, bear in mind that I'm experienced, and have a pretty good idea of what to do to get myself out of trouble when android mods go sideways.  Yes, I've bricked a few devices, rendering them useless, but that's been few and far between.