Tim's Blog

Information, Technology, Security, and other stuff.

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My name is Timothy Quinn, but you can call me Tim.

I live in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. I went to the University of Canberra, earning myself a Bachelor of Information Technology.

I currently work for Cogito Group, a Canberra-based company, as a Digital Identity & Security Consultant. I'm also a Managing Director of Congruent Labs, a Canberra-based software development consultancy. Most of my skill is in Smart Cards, Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management, and I develop software in a variety of languages (C#, Java, JS, etc.). More information about my work history and what I do can be found on my LinkedIn page.

Check out my Bitbucket account or my Github account to see some publicly releasable things I have written. Hit me up if you want to collaborate on something.

The best way to contact me is via email at tim@timothy-quinn.com. Alternatively, you can hit me up on Twitter @timo_quinn or Keybase.

This blog has no affiliation with my employers, and does not represent my employers in any way, shape or form. It's just me and my own opinions.

Most of the photos/images on this site are my own. For anything that isn't, I have attempted to get Creative Commons images only. If you see something of yours that isn't attributed properly or misused, just email me at the address above and we can fix it.


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2017-07-18 - Understanding Derived Credentials

2017-05-29 - TopNews

2017-05-21 - Ditching Wyam & making my own blog engine

2017-05-20 - What I eat on Keto

2017-05-08 - Moving from Ghost to Wyam

2017-04-11 - Using Nginx to Reverse Proxy Docker Containers

2017-03-24 - Basic PowerShell Script with Menu

2017-02-04 - Keto or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fat

2016-12-10 - Beginning Identity Management: A Book

2016-12-07 - A Personal Backup Solution Updated

2016-11-01 - Backing up Files to Google Drive via the CLI

2016-09-29 - Post-Installation Hardening CentOS 7

2016-09-28 - Key Splitting in Practice

2016-09-26 - Migrating Homelab Services to Docker

2016-09-06 - Why is Identity Management so difficult and expensive?

2016-06-10 - Simple CentOS 7 Backups with Duplicity

2016-05-09 - Moving a self-hosted Ghost Blog between Servers

2016-02-17 - Running the ELK Stack on CentOS 7 and using Beats

2016-02-12 - Using Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Multiple Sites

2015-12-15 - Backing up Confluence PostgreSQL to Google Drive

2015-10-19 - Nginx 502 Error with iRedMail and CentOS 7

2015-10-05 - Confluence and Postgres on CentOS 7

2015-09-15 - Migrating to Docker in the Homelab

2015-09-14 - A Self-Hosted VPN Solution

2015-09-05 - dcraw IO Error Executing System Command -v

2015-07-27 - Secure and Free Disk Imaging Solution for Windows and Linux

2015-07-22 - Email Archiving with iRedMail

2015-06-11 - Building DokuWiki on CentOS 7

2015-06-11 - Backing up a Directory to Google Drive on CentOS 7

2015-06-08 - Monitoring Websites with Nagios

2015-06-01 - A Complete Plex Home Media Centre on CentOS 7

2015-05-28 - Building Nagios on a Raspberry Pi

2015-05-26 - Building Sick Beard on CentOS 7

2015-04-08 - Revoking an OCSP Responder

2015-03-11 - Identity Providers and Service Providers

2015-03-03 - OpenAM IPTables Rules

2015-03-03 - java.net.BindException: Permission denied <null>:80

2015-03-02 - Biometric Authentication in Windows 10

2015-03-01 - Replacing CrashPlan

2015-02-09 - You Should Be Documenting

2015-02-09 - Building ownCloud 8 on CentOS 7

2015-02-04 - Smart Card Logon Checklist

2015-02-03 - How to Convert a Bootable USB to an .iso File

2015-02-01 - Forcing SSL on Nginx

2015-01-30 - Protecting Your Network

2014-12-04 - Stopping XELSYSADM Password from Expiring

2014-12-04 - Automated Timesheet Filling

2014-11-21 - A New Wiki is Born

2014-10-30 - How to actually build a Ghost Blog on Ubuntu 14.04

2014-10-11 - 70-461 Lessons Learned

2014-09-25 - HTTPS-Enabling my Blog

2014-09-25 - Name Constraints in x509 Certificates

2014-09-13 - Moving to Dropbox and Boxcryptor

2014-09-03 - Lessons Learnt Dealing with the NBN FTTP and Rental Properties

2014-09-01 - Designing a Personal Backup Solution

2014-08-30 - Building My Media Hub