It seems that in the newer verion of MySQL (or MariaDB) that the user 'root' may no longer connect to the database server via PhpMyAdmin (and other such tools). After searching the Interwebs and finding a few backwards and complicated solutions I found a better way, a simple way, very simple. InRead more.. . ..
Today I wanted to mount a directory that belongs to Bob in Alice's home directory while giving Alice full permissions. This is how I found out about Bindfs. I'll get straight to what I was trying to do with the hope that this will help someone out there.
Let's say we want to mount the dRead more.. . ..
In this quick howto, we'll see how to use Letencrypt in manual mode on Debian Jessie (with a mix of Stretch/testing). The idea is to generate the needed files and then copy them over to the web server (Apache in this case).
In this scenario there are 2 different machinesRead more.. . ..
Update 1:I added the package dbus-x11 which needs to be manually installed for this to work on a system that has no X server.
Update 2:I added a tunnel setup that I got from a helpful person on pulseaudio's IRC channel.
It may have tRead more.. . ..
Comment spam is the art of crafting spammy comments and getting them posted on websites and blogs (and on blogs that are websites). The goal varies from just getting clicks to a malicious page to trying to augment page rank for some stupid website. Some comments don't even have any links to anythRead more.. . ..
I remember a while back migrating someone's email from one ISP to another using Thunderbird ! Well, duh, I just found a tool that seems to be a bit underrated, Imapcopy. There are many tools out there, but this one seemed simple yet efficient. However, for some odd reason it wasn't clear to me atRead more.. . ..
So what about saving a whole VM and then you know, forget about it ?
Virtual Machines are the coolest thing in the.. data centre (after the actual cooling system). To add to it's refreshingness, a script that
will can backup your virtual machines. For this script to work they n
This is a lazy guide (mostly for me to refer to) on how to encrypt a hard drive on Debian GNU/Linux. What this lazy guide does not cover is how to make your machine bootable, so if you want to encrypt your whole system (very good practice), you should probably do it via your OS installer.Read more.. . ..
Ever need to create a specific amount of files with random content and of random sizes between a specific range ? And all these files randomly placed in a specific maximum number of directories ? Today I needed to do this to replicate a specific scenario and test various things...(blah blah blaRead more.. . ..
These notes may help you in the case where you need to install a server without ever having access to the console. In this case the OS is also pre-installed, either by an automated system or by the server provider.
The plan is to get a base server OS installed on a small partition, forRead more.. . ..
Verifying websites using signed SSL certificates has always been something I have considered as weird, the goal of encryption is just to encrypt, the goal of verifying the identity of a website is something else. It is not the case for most browsers, when you visit a website that uses a self siRead more.. . ..
There are many tutorials about OpenVPN, the most I've found where either too detailed to get something running real quick or way to short to actually understand what's going on. I like finding docs that get the crap running real quick and then going back over it with more detailed articles and suRead more.. . ..
Some old logos I've done for others and/or myself
Logo for the Shtooka project. Shtooka's goal is to create collection of recorded words in as many languages as possible. The collection is under the Creative Commons license and tooRead more.. . ..
When I wanted to first install a jabber/xmpp server I started looking around and spent most of my time trying to figure out which server to install and that kind of discouraged me, as well I could not find any plug and play tutorial to get started, so I hope this compilation helps someone. This iRead more.. . ..
This website is produced by myself. This means that all photos, texts, server administration, coding, drawings and other stuffs have been created and/or written and/or done by myself (unless specifically mentioned).
Softwares and Technologies
The content management system (PRead more.. . ..
Using SSHFS to mount distant filesystemsSometimes you want ("need") to mount a distant filesystem but you don't want ("have the time") to install NFS or something like that just for this particular need. .. and then you also realize that NFS (in a simple config) is not crypted and Read more.. . ..
Trickle is a program that can shape bandwidth of TCP traffic. I find it quite useful when I want to upload large files without eating up all the bandwidth, at least that is the most useful usage for me.
I have tried using trickled with tricked.conf but i find it somewhat useless, it's sRead more.. . ..
so you have a bluetooth GPS reciever and you have a computer running linux with bluetooth capabilities, maybe you have not yet used them together. .. well here are a few things that may help. this tutorial has been written using Ubuntu, actually Kubuntu 8.04, i have done most things said here aRead more.. . ..
I originally wrote this tutorial when i first started using linux, at the my debuts I suffered and so I decided to help myself and others by writing a little howto for the first (or almost first) steps with GNU/Linux. I started by writing some notes about how to get around the filesystem, copy fiRead more.. . ..
a simple backup script
the goal of this script is to create a local backup in a folder made for that and then upload it to an FTP server.. it is as simple script for a simple task and for me it works just fine.. . of course you can and should modify to suit your needs if necessary.<Read more.. . ..
unload and file photos from a camera.. . digital of course
the use of this script is to copy (or move) photos from a camera (mounted as a regular mass storage device) to a folder filing system organised by date.. . (each photo gets a folder with it's date).. . . you will need for thiRead more.. . ..
NFS stands for Network File System, and yes this does mean that you can share files over the network.. . basically what you do with this is mount folders from a server onto a client. NFS uses IP addresses for "authentication", also it uses the servers file permissions plus UID and GIDnow enoughRead more.. . ..
this little howto shows how to get a usb stick to act like an install cd for debian.. .
- the image file: boot.img.gz (hd-media)
- the iso image: iso debian-xxx-netinst.iso
- a usb stick
part Read more.. . ..
the acer aspire one is one of those new tiny laptops with an SSD disk drive, i got the one with linpus linux which of course is useless for someone who does "things" with his/her computer.. . so i decided to install linux.. :] instead of putting debian stable as i usually do i decided to go crRead more.. . ..
from my trip to the way up north churchill northern studies centre, the trip, the centre and aurora borealis compiled photos into a photo/video montage.
the photos are here
my first photo/video montage is about a transition between vancouver b.c. and paris france.. ..it's all done with still photos as you can see... . another important thing to me was doing this project exclusively with open source software.. .
photos gathered from "bittersweet", my first photo expo... . .
here are some notes about how to get some sieve filtering action while using the Workaround ISP style email system. basically i use the workaround tutorial (with one slight modification), add