U.S. & COVID19 – Less Tests, More Deaths, No End in Sight

In June, I made the prediction that it’s likely we’ll see hundreds of thousands dead by July from COVID-19. According to official data, my prediction was not entirely accurate, being closer to the lower bound of my simulation(s) (a hundred thousand). Today, we have more information about the virus and importantly improved data on death […]

Configure SSH on an Arch Linux Server

Setting up Secure Shell (SSH) on a server is a somewhat daunting task. Configure SSH and the firewalls incorrectly and the machine will be left defenseless to malicious bots and individuals. Here, we will try to layout a basic setup, which will render the machine reasonably secure (baring any other changes) and enable SSH access. […]

Increasing Battery Life on an Arch Linux Laptop (ThinkPad T14s)

This week I received the latest 14in laptop from Lenovo, the T14s (AMD gen1). Below are some of the tweaks / setup I’ve done on my machine (and generally all my laptops) which typically increase the battery life (with no noticeable reduction in performance). The specs are as follows (Lenovo Thinkpad T14s): CPU – 8 […]