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Let's Encrypt Cheat Sheet


OK, just type /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto

That will do it.


Go Hugo, a command line tool for static sites

2019-07-31 10:00:03 looks like my dumb go blog go system, but actually good.


Notes on Setting Up a New iPhone

2017-11-30 15:56:34

As of iOS 11, setting up a new iPhone is easier than ever. You can take the old phone and hold it near the new one to transfer wifi config and Apple ID basics. From there, a restore from iCloud takes care of most everything.

There are some things that do not come along with iCloud restore. Here's a checklist, which are things that got me when I set up my new phone the other day:


PDF Writer Setup on Mac OS X

2017-10-24 11:08:00

PDFWriter is a virtual printer you can install on Mac OS to create PDFs. This might seem dumb because creating PDFs is built in to Mac OS. However there are a number of weird cases where this is useful, usually related to dumb enterprise software.

There are instructions that I always have trouble finding:


Back Online

2016-07-15 18:42:00

The blog was completely offline for a while because my Macminicolo machine died a slow death. Well, it's not really dead, but it is in a sort of coma. Probably a bad disk, everything is insanely slow that touches the disk.

I thought maybe it was time to set up a VPS instead of a "real" machine. I had the usual struggle trying to remember where to put the directives to enable mod include, and I had to remember how to set up GOPATH for the go installation. I think everything is working now except the massive mod rewrite file.