Personal

Positive passwords

If you believe in the power of positive affirmations, why not combine it with the security of strong passwords? Read More ›

Personal

Gamify your life

I realize this is a very short blog post, but I just wanted to point anyone interested at this link: Read More ›

System administration

Running BackupPC with lighttpd instead of Apache

I have been running BackupPC to back up jails on a FreeBSD box for a while now and been very satisfied with its stability. However recently I ran into problems with upgrading Apache, which is used as an optional web interface for BackupPC. Read More ›

System administration

Set environment variable for one command with csh

Setting an environment variable for the next command is easy with bash - as it turns out, also with csh. Here's how: Read More ›

System administration

portmaster -a upgrades db48 repeatedly

On a FreeBSD box, each time I ran "portmaster -a" it wanted to reinstall the db48 package. This fixed it: Read More ›