Author Archives: Kodiak

Setting Up a Raspberry Pi From Scratch

The SD card on one of my Raspberry Pi systems filled up recently, so I decided to wipe it and reinstall Raspbian. The main Rasbian distribution, however, is designed to help teach kids to code and includes lots of tools that I generally don’t use, so I decided to build it from scratch. The Raspberry […]

Printing Pi

A while back I somewhat impulsively bought a floor-model Brother MFC-7365DN printer that was on the clearance shelf at Sam’s. I say somewhat impulsively because I needed a new printer and I was seriously looking at the Brother MFC line, but I didn’t know much about this particular model and hadn’t, prior to walking in […]

Single Site Browser on the Raspberry Pi

Sometimes it’s easier to work with a standalone app than it is to use a web app in a browser—if you want to keep an eye open for to a chat or you need to copy and paste from other windows, it’s much easier to do if the app isn’t buried in a million tabs. […]

Let’s Encrypt on VestaCP with CentOS 6

As promised a couple weeks ago, I’ve created a tutorial for automatically installing Let’s Encrypt certificates on Vesta-hosted sites. As you’ll recall, Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority that issues free domain validated (DV) certificates to virtually anyone in an effort to make the web more secure. Let’s Encrypt tries to be fully automated, […]

Let’s Encrypt Enters Public Beta

There’s a new certificate authority in town, and it seeks to change the way we think about web security.  Let’s Encrypt, run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a partnership of a number of Internet-focused organizations like the EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and now Facebook, entered it’s public beta period this week and is […]