Command-line downloads from sites which require login

…also known as “Solving the Working from Home bandwidth problem”. A common task I perform as part of my job is to download large files from websites onto a server. Often my aim is to download such files directly onto the Linux servers residing in the datacentre, and most of the time this is straight-forward: open an ssh connection to the server, and pass the url to the wget command. The file is promptly downloaded directly to the server at several Gigabits per second.

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My favourite video games

This is not an list of the “best”, most popular and most technically brilliant games ever, although many of them are. This is a non-exhaustive list of games I have enjoyed playing over the years, and provided the most satisfying return on my time, with a nostalgic edge.

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