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I’m Will, a security engineer and general tinkerer. Here you’ll find some of the things I write down.
If you’re looking for my CV, you’ll find it here.

Cloning a ferry tracker to Pebble

This is a fun little story whichs shows while I still use a Pebble smartwatch 5 years after the company shut down. In 2018 my Mum moved to the Isle of Wight where she grew up. It鈥檚 an small island off the south coast of the larger island where I live. The island has a really interesting history to it, and is a place I enjoy visiting. One of my favourite bits of history the island is tied up with is Operation Pluto, the WWII operation used to deliver fuel to the allies during D-day....

July 6, 2021 路 6 min 路 Will Murphy

Configure Nginx for Home Assistant

For the longest time I鈥檝e accessed my home assistant through an SSH tunnel when I鈥檓 away from home. But I recently did some digging into how the login system works now, and it鈥檚 much more secure than it once was. Enough that with 2FA enabled, I鈥檓 happy exposing it directly to the internet on 443. I use Nginx as a gateway to my network, everything that comes from the internet and speaks HTTP needs to go through it....

January 19, 2021 路 1 min 路 Will Murphy

Where have all the posts gone?

New year - New me, right? Probably not, but either way the old blog is gone as I didn鈥檛 really use it. The few posts that where here still exist, just unlisted. Last year most of the stuff I wrote online was split between Willow Systems and some other online blogs that aren鈥檛 associated with my real identity. Starting this year I want to write more, and that starts with a new blog....

January 13, 2021 路 1 min 路 Will Murphy