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Tutorials

Tutorials on various technical things.

2022


Moving my files in-house

·5 mins

Every six months or so, when the position of the moon is just right, I flip-flop on the privacy/self-hosted vs. just-let-Google-handle-it issue. Today, I’ve flopped toward privacy and self-hosting.

2020


2019


2018


NGINX Semi-private Site

·2 mins

We used to run a development blog for work. We wanted:

  1. To use NGINX to host this content. It was all static pages.
  2. To limit access to people within our network, or to employees while outside the network (phones, laptops, etc.).
  3. We didn’t want to deal with user accounts, active directory, etc.
  4. We wanted super low friction for users.

2015


Using GPG with Smart Cards

·27 mins
I use SSH daily (with SSH keys) and would like to use GPG routinely (if only people I conversed with would use it) but key management is always a problem.