Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blog moved

Hi folks,

This is the last entry on the blogger platform. The site is now officially moved
to http://blog.tintagel.pl

Latest post: http://blog.tintagel.pl/2015/10/06/vendor-lock-in-is-our-least-problem.html

Please update your RSS feed readers ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cost of Privacy

EDIT: Blog moved to https://blog.tintagel.pl/

No time to read the whole thing? TL;DR around 250 USD per year and growing rapidly excluding the cost of personal time spent on maintaining my own services.

More frequent readers of my blog will notice that I didn't write a single blog post in quite a while. The main reason is that I planned to move off from blogger to my personal server - I also had a lot of stuff to do at work so there's always that. Those readers also know that I host my own mail server and an OwnCloud instance. So what is this blog post really about? Summing up how much it costs to get off the Google band wagon and how it went for me & my wife for the past year.

Friday, May 8, 2015

accept from any for any relay via smtp://OpenBSD

So I convinced my wife to use our own cloud server as a nice excuse for hosting an OpenBSD server. Email was obviously next to increase the added value even more. Who would have guessed that the moment my wife moved her bank contact (and to her horror all of her manga related accounts) account to our own email server - shit would hit the fan...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ports are more than just a makefile

If you are coming from a GNU/Linux background, used to the usual choice of apt, yum, pacman, portage & the others. You might wonder what's the fuss about the ports system in OpenBSD. I myself came from those communities and incorrectly categorised the BSD ports system as something much more bare-bones than it actually is. Obviously some things cross over between BSD systems but this post is mainly focused on the one I have on-hand experience with. Want a glimpse of the BSD ecosystem? Read on.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Contributing to OpenBSD

I got a new laptop on Friday and gave it a shot with OpenBSD. This post summarizes that attempt and the way I was able to contribute to the project over the weekend. If you want ideas on how to get involved and give something back to the project - read on.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Puffy in the cloud

I finally found a nice excuse to run an OpenBSD server. My wife is a huge Dropbox user & I'm not a fan of our photos sitting on their servers. Enough said, 640 GB of storage on vultr.com (plus having me of her head) finally convinced her that we should run our own :) In this post I'll go over the steps I took to configure a full blown ownCloud server running on OpenBSD current with the new httpd.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The first patch I received

People often speak about contributing to an open source project and how that allows you to grow as a developer. Rarely if at all anyone speaks on the impact that patch has on the person receiving it. In this post I'll go over a patch I received 7.5 years ago and the reasons why I still remember it up to this day.