We all know passwords are dead 😀 Everyone should have Certificates to login to the remote system. It was always tricky to do it from window boxes. Putty is amazing tool but hard to do this type of logins
Thanks to MS terminal It’s now very easy. after installing the terminal create the public and private keys on your windows. On your PowerShell type below
It\’s pretty basic stuff. It\’s for someone very new who works in an IT team who uses GitHub to deploy services/servers in azure/GCP/AWS etc. usually, they will have a terraform script we create a pull request, and someone will approve, and the CI tool will take over from there to do what we ask us to do. I will go through how we can set up CI etc. this is just a guide to deploy on an already setup system.
I never liked Git Bash to use with GitHub. It\’s a bit like using an add on, where macs and Linux worked natively.
I thought we have Ubuntu on windows using the WSL works really well for my network tools, why can\’t I use that for GitHub as well. It\’s bit tricky to get this working.
Here is the steps 1st you need to change the home directory
Ubuntu type sudo nano /etc/passwd
Find your account\’s line, which might look like: din100:x:1000:1000:\"\",,,:/home/din100:/bin/bash
Change the home directory, which above isÂ /home/din100, to the new directory, using WSL notation (If you want to set Windows directory as home directory, you need to prepend it with /mnt/c/Users/din100/Documents
Re-launch the ubuntu on windows home directly will show the above if type pwd
when you try to add the keys to the ssh agent you will get a message
@ WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE! @
Permissions 0777 for \'privkey.pem\' are too open.
It is required that your private key files are NOT accessible by others.
This private key will be ignored.ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_ed25519
even when do
chmod 600 /.ssh
It wont update the permission
Go to Â sudoÂ /etc/wsl.conf If the file doesn\’t exist just create it
Lockdown means our weekend trips to the Zoo and nature reserve can\’t happen, so I have a lot of time. It\’s only so much you can work on your bike and your daughter bike. Raspberry PI released a microcontroller called PICO. It\’s very cheap only issue was it doesn\’t come with headers.
I have tried soldering with cheap irons in the past it wasn\’t easy to do it. I gave up, and always bought the pre-built kit, even my ham radio practical I just about made it.
Now I have time, so I decided to buy HAKKO FX-888D It comes with the pointy tip. It\’s not a cheap one, but soldering thing was easy. I have done the pico for less than 5 mins. Not bad for a 1st try
I had lots of boards and electronic items that need soldering, which I\’m doing that now. Lots of fun to do with this Iron,
Set the correct temp for your type of solder and way to go. I Never thought it would be this easy to do it.
Update 20/10/2020:- because way this mesh router works you can\’t manage how we manage ubiquity APs. IPv6 I couldn\’t get it to work. Still no issue with access and wireless speed.
I now have google\’s Nest WiFi router and WiFi point. It\’s not a big house, so coverage is excellent also easy to set up and troubleshoot. You connect the cable from your firewall to the Nest WiFi router and go to your google home app, and it\’s pretty much sets it\’s self.
Ones you do that plug the Nest WiFI point and follow the same on the google home, and it will work with no issues. If you need to move the Wifi point, it will tell you on the app. Also, you can use this WiFi point as google speakers it sounds good too. If you have a bigger house idea is to add more as you need, for me, one is enough with the router.
I have set up lots of home APs in my time, but this is the simplest to do also everything in one app and works. I didn\’t have any issues so far all working great will happily recommend
Update 16/07/2020: It\’s now slightly more than a year bike stood, stand of time. No issues apart from a break-cable coming off a bracket, two mins fix. Other than that it\’s a reliable bike. Even when we get a massive hill or something She can\’t handle, she jumped off the bike and bike took those impacts very well. No damage still looking like a new bike and ride well. I have to wash and put some chain lube on, but it doesn\’t need it.
She now needs the next bike Frog 52, her hight is still ok for this bike, but She now needs the gears. I will update it. No stock anywhere at the moment.
I can sell this bike now for Â£150 bought it for Â£230, so I only lost Â£80 that is not bad after more than a year worth of usage.
Original review 4th April 2019:I needed to get a bicycle for my daughter as she is quite comfortable with a balance bike. Did my research most of the kid\’s bike are proper rubbish and heavy, hard to ride, no real air tires etc. Don\’t get me started on the \”girls\” princes bike and \”boy\” superhero bikes nonsense.
Close call between Isla bikes and frog bikes. I decided to go with frog as the local dealer had the colour my daughter wanted, and dealer assembled it and I got it ready to ride.
The bike is super easy to carry for me and easy to ride for my daughter. I didn\’t use training. She pretty much got the hang of it on the day one but still few days training to go to stop and start without my help. The overall bike was easy enough, and even a few falls bike handled it well. Will highly recommend.
Price-wise it is not cheap but not very expensive as well. comes with five year warranty. Resell values are good if you want to buy a bigger size in the future
I have a canyon bicycle, review coming later for that. Brompton is my other half\’s bicycle, but I gave it a spin as I wasn\’t keen on the idea of electric bikes, but I tell you why I like this electric Brompton.
You can use it as a regular folding bike. The motor on the front doesn\’t impact on the riding not heavy at all. The battery is about 2.3 kgs even with that I didn\’t notice any difference.
There a lot of Chinese made foldable e-bikes on the market some UK companies like MiRider rebrand it changes a few parts and change something on firmware and selling them as the UK made. It is still a mass-produced and builds to a cost I can\’t expect them to last more than a few years if that. Also, I don\’t think you can use them as a standard bicycle without electric assistance.
I usually don\’t care about where they made. I need something that will last longer and gives me less trouble. Brompton fit the bill correctly. All the parts are less complicated to fix when it goes wrong. Can\’t say the same about my canyon bike :D.
Electric assistance when I put it on to level 1 it just gave that general push like the wind is behind you feeling I liked this level. I didn\’t like that level 2, and 3 maybe I\’m in a rush and need to go somewhere without getting tired I would use it, Level 1 is my ideal assistance level.
Overall on my usage, it was excellent and easy to live with and charge. No gimmick features like an app or big LCD screen on the middle etc. just a bike with all you need.
The only downside, I can think of it is a price, but If I use it every day to work, I will make that money back in a year. This bike is built like a tank. I can see a lasting number of years.
We bought the bike from Evans Cycles. Surprisingly excellent service too. We were not expecting that. Overall I can recommend this bike. You will be happy with it.
This link provides half of the story as WatchGuard you can\’t import the certificate you create on this method as Watchguard need root and the intermediate certificate installed before WatchGuard can accept the certificate for the domain you created. WatchGuard will give you an error
Here is how you create the intermediate and root certificate on windows 10
open the cert.crt file your signing authority give you this should look something like this
click on the certificate path tab
select the highlighted in the blue one and click view certificate and click on the details
click copy file and save that as an intermediate certificate make sure you selected base 64 encoded x.509 (.CER) format do the same thing but select the setico for the root certificate and call it root.cer
on WatchGuard, go-to system manager view>cetificates and import the root.cer 1st (make sure you select the .cer format on the dropdown menu)