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Police API Stop and Search lookup with Streamlit

Police API Stop and Search lookup with Streamlit Following on from the quick API demo I built for the Vehicle Enquiry Service API, I wanted to revisit some work I’d previously done that used the UK Police Data API along with metabase and other technologies to help interrogate public policing data. Using the streamlit library […]

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VMware Virtual Machines MAC addresses

VMware Virtual Machines MAC addresses Occasionally I feel old, today was one of those days.  The feeling snuck up on me during a conversation about MAC addresses. Someone mentioned a MAC address starting 00:50:56 and I said with confidence that it was a VMware virtual machine, which prompted the response “how do you know that?”.  […]

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Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods

Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods ##* Update, the dashboards are currently Offline (June 17th).  This was built as an educational tools and to demonstrate the art of the possible.  If you are interested in funding or rebuilding within your own cloud subscription please contact me*## I wrote previously about using […]

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Interrogating data using modern applications

Interrogating data using modern applications I love working with data and with visualisations. I am often at my happiest when working with a large data set trying to find the answer to questions or trying to present data in a way that make it more accessible without losing its meaning.  In the UK, government departments […]

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Extending – Counting CPU licenses needed under new VMware licensing policy

Following on from the VMware licence change announcements, detailed here.  I thought I’d take a quick look at the accompanying PowerShell module to see what the output looks like and what we can do with data that it gathers. The VMware KB for the PowerShell module includes details on how to import and usage.  You […]

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Extending Simple Network Mapping – TCP Port Descriptions

Simple Network Mapping In an earlier post I demonstrated how you could use a very simple toolset such as VMware tools and Netstat to create visualisations for what devices are talking to each other on a network.  I had a few thoughts of my own on some additional simple steps that could be taken to […]

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Simple Network Mapping using VMware tools and Netstat

Network Mapping I had fun working out a simple way to extend application discovery using VMware tools,  following a retweet or two (or 17) it seems like a lot of folks enjoyed reading about it too.  So fresh from putting together a simple method to interrogate application data, helped by some very clever engineering from […]

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