Posts categorized under: Tech

Updates to legoktm.com

Over the weekend I migrated legoktm.com and associated services over to a new server. It's powered by Debian Jessie instead of the slowly aging Ubuntu Trusty. Most services were migrated with no downtime by rsync'ing content over and the updating DNS. Only git.legoktm.com had some ...

linux.conf.au - Day 2

Day 2! I hopped around quite a bit, so I'll just talk about the talks I particuarly enjoyed. First was a talk about site reliability at Pinterest. The main things I thought that were interesting was how they have also created their own deployment tool, and that they've ...

linux.conf.au - Day 1

Today was day 1 of the linux.conf.au conference in Geelong. The first two days are organized as "MiniConfs", where rooms have a general topic and presentations are scheduled by the MiniConf organizer instead of the LCA programme committee. In the morning I primarily attended the documentation/technical writing ...

Upgrading to Fedora 23

I upgraded to Fedora 23 last night, and it went pretty smoothly.

I started with sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23, which started with a fun dowload of 2.5G of package upgrades (still better than Xcode!). I ran into the documented upgrade issue with the vagrant package, but the ...

Lets Encrypt first impressions

Today I spent two hours setting up an SSL certificate with Lets Encrypt for the wikiconferenceusa.org website.

It. Was. Easy. It was relatively straightforward, and I felt comfortable with all the steps I went through.

First, I cloned the git repository, and ran the letsencrypt-auto script, which installed the ...

Self-hosted git

As part of using only free software, I also started thinking about the various non-free services I am dependent upon. One of those I had already started working on replacing was Github. Github is currently the canonical source location for a lot of my various projects, including some that aren ...

I joined the FSF today

Wow, two blog posts in one day. Okay, I was close and just didn't finish in time.

As the title alludes, I became an FSF member today yesterday. Aaand then I proceeded to buy their Super Sticker Mega Multi Pack. ^.^

I thought this would also be a good time ...

CalGames 2015: An adventure into go, networking, and robots

This past weekend I volunteered at the 2015 CalGames tournament, which played the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game, Recycle Rush. This year CalGames had a few new things going on, and one of them was using a new field management system (FMS), called Cheesy Arena. Cheesy Arena was written by ...

Switching to Fedora

I recently got a new ThinkPad T440S through work, and decided to install Fedora on it. This was a few weeks ago, so I started out with Fedora 20 (now running F21).

Overall, it's perfect. There are a few issues so far, but all of those seem to be ...