Lets Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). At the time of writing it’s currently in Beta and is due to go public in December 2015. Update: Lets Encrypt went into public -beta on December 3 2015. I have updated this article with […]Read more "Centralizing Certificate Management of LetsEncrypt with a Raspberry PI"
Weather webcams are always popular and it is easy and free to set one up yourself. This article will show how to setup a simple USB webcam to produce still images and serve them on a local apache webserver.Read more "Setting up a Weather WebCam on Linux"
I had this problem of debugging some xml but when reading the output of some log4j it was almost impossible to read so I needed some way of prettifying the xml quickly. For this example I have the following xml: So how do we pretify this in emacs? Well the first thing to do is […]Read more "Formatting xml in emacs"
As the Raspberry PI uses an SD Card for it’s boot device there are times when you need either more space than is available on that device or a device that’s faster – writing to flash is slow and flash cards do have a limited number of writes that can be made to them. Now […]Read more "Using NFS to provide extra disk to a Raspberry PI"
New in Ubuntu 12.04 is whoopsie – which sends a crash log to ubuntu. Nice feature? Well no as they don’t tell you about it nor to they ask you, they just do it. Nice privacy issue guys. To tell if you have it check the file /etc/default/whoopsie If you see that then it’s enabled. […]Read more "Whoopsie & how to disable it on Ubuntu 12.04 or Mint 13"
Keys are the basis of public key algorithms and PKI. Keys usually come in pairs, with one half being the public key and the other half being the private key. With OpenSSL, the private key contains the public key information as well, so a public key doesn’t need to be generated separately. Public keys come in several […]Read more "Generating private keys with openssl"
This probably applies to Ubuntu as well, but on my Linux Mint 10 install it was stuck on Firefox 3.5 with the occasional updates so how do you get the latest Firefox to install with updates? Well it’s pretty simple, first make sure FireFox isn’t running then: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get […]Read more "Installing the latest Firefox on Linux Mint"