Create a FreeBSD GCE instance with salt-cloud

April 16, 2016

When creating a Google Compute Engine instance from a publicly shared image which is not in your own project nor one of the default projects – such as FreeBSD – the image-project can be specified on the gcloud command line. Here’s how to do the same when using salt-cloud instead of gcloud:

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Shutdown HTPC from Vera controller

March 17, 2016

Here’s how I configured my girlfriend’s Vera to shutdown her (Windows-based) HTPC when a certain scene gets triggered:

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Installing tarsnap on Linux Mint 17.3

December 31, 2015

Just some notes-to-self on how to compile and install tarsnap and acts on Ubuntu 14.04 and its derivatives.

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Manjaro XFCE default display manager

October 17, 2015

The default display manager of Manjaro XFCE Edition, version 2015.09, is LightDM.

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Running PostgreSQL in iocage-managed jail on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE

August 22, 2015

Got the dreaded could not create shared memory segment error again after upgrading my jail (now managed by iocage, but I had the same issue using ezjail previously) with PostgreSQL to FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE. Here’s how I fixed it this time:

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Installing LastPass on FreeBSD

March 28, 2015

Chromium: LastPass is available in the store, works fine. Firefox: Version from the store cannot be installed, but this one works. Thanks to poobrain for sharing the link.

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