Michael Bowen (8)

Part network engineer. Part script monkey.

From 60 to 100

Out with the old and in with the new? The old site was getting a fairly abysmal Google PageSpeed rank. 60 for mobile users! Now showing 100 for both mobile and desktop: That's all for now :)

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Cloudflare adds Kompressor to it's engineering toolset...

...I can dream :) Unfortunately, Cloudflare suffered an outage yesterday. Here's the blurb: Today a configuration error in our backbone network caused an outage for Internet properties and Cloudflare services that lasted 27 minutes. We saw traffic drop by about 50% across our network. Because…

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Kompressor

Kompressor You're a project network engineer. You arrive at the office. The group calendar shows there are twenty services to migrate this week. You've never logged in to these firewalls before. You've never seen the services that need to be migrated before. Each firewall is…

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The best tool for the job?

For SRE, any manual, structurally mandated operational task is abhorrent. As a contract network engineer, I tend to move around a bit. I get to work in lots of different places with lots of different people which is quite fun. Recently, I was asked to…

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vSRX - your personal laptop firewall!

I love to lab. One of the problems of running anything in a 'lab' environment, however, is that it can be a bit too clinical. Traffic generation can become a chore. Earlier this week, I was using Vagrant to spin up some vSRX labs on…

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