Author Archives: Kodiak

Getting Around Spectrum’s Email Blocks

Our local cable TV and broadband provider, Spectrum, in their infinite wisdom, appears to have blocked the entire IP range owned by Digital Ocean (and possibly other similar hosting providers) from sending mail to their email users. I discovered this a month or two ago when mail from my scout troop’s emails just stopped going […]

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, […]

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