System administration

Create a FreeBSD GCE instance with salt-cloud

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: Read More ›

System administration

Shutdown HTPC from Vera controller

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

System administration

Installing tarsnap on Linux Mint 17.3

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

System administration

Manjaro XFCE default display manager

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

System administration

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

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: Read More ›