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This is the personal blog of Mikko Ohtamaa, a software hacker. My expertise areas include HTML5, Python, Javascript, Bitcoin and Linux / UNIX.

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Inspecting thread dumps of hung Python processes and test runs

April 16th, 2015

Sometimes, moderately complex Python applications with several threads tend to hang on exit. The app[...]

Almost free Netflix VPN on Amazon EC2 set up in 30 minutes using Ansible

Almost free Netflix VPN on Amazon EC2 set up in 30 minutes using Ansible

April 12th, 2015

This is a hacker/developer/sysadmin oriented guide to set up on demand VPN on Amazon EC2 server. Ama[...]

Testing web hook HTTP API callbacks with ngrok in Python

Testing web hook HTTP API callbacks with ngrok in Python

March 27th, 2015

Today many API services provide webhooks calling back your website or system over HTTP. This enables[...]