AWS account: first feedback received

In this post, I described how I found out that somebody had been using my AWS account for his own benefit. I received a first reply to my case This is **** in the Escalations team at AWS Customer Service. I’m terribly sorry for any concern the unauthorized usage of your account may have caused, but it looks like… Read More »

AWS account hacked

Surprise I’m a loyal user of AWS since years, I simply like the concept of doing everything in the cloud and I always believed they have an amazing set of services to offer. Although I’m not a heavy user at all (I typically spend less than 10USD per month), I use it quite frequently. I launch an EC2… Read More »

Webservice for system info: client part

Introduction In this post, we created a webservice that would allow us to store system information such as public and private IP address or the system name of your computer. In this post, we will develop a small client to use the server. GET /ip Retrieves the list of all systeminfo from the database GET /ip/:id Retrieves a… Read More »

Blinking LEDs with Raspberry Pi

I recently received my very first Raspberry Pi. I’ve ordered a model B+ which has an ethernet port, 4 USB ports, a microUSB slot and above all 40 GPIO pins instead of the 26 pins in the model B variant. I know I’m pretty late in the whole Raspberry Pi hype, but somehow I never had sufficient time… Read More »

Webservice for system info: server part

Introduction The purpose is to build a webservice to store system information such as private and public IP address, computername etc. We will build a Sinatra app with a sqlite database for development purposes and a Postgres database for production purposes as we will deploy it to Heroku when finished. If it’s the first time you are deploying… Read More »

Python Scraping

In this post, I will perform a little scraping exercise. Scraping is a software technique to automatically collect information from a webpage. Note: I have provided this example for illustrative purposes. It should be noted though scraping websites is not always allowed. What will we be doing? In this post, I will be building a very small program… Read More »