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How to use an ESP8266 — a jumpstart tutorial

ESP8266 in the wild

If you haven’t done so already, go buy yourself an ESP8266-based board. It is a powerful little microcontroller. Something like Arduino but with WiFi. What hardware to get ESP8266 board. Various versions are available: tiny 8-pin ones: esp8266-wi-fi-wireless-serial-port-data-transceiver-module-blue-black-369015 bigger ones

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Adding certificates to Java keystore

Java has its own certificate storage. At least in Arch Linux it is located in: /etc/ssl/certs/java/ To add a new certificate there, run this command: keytool -keystore cacerts -importcert -alias myrootcert -file /path/to/MyRootCert.crt (you might want to run that as

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Firefox Extensions

Here is a short list of Firefox extensions that I think are essential for your everyday browsing. I don’t want to persuade you into using them, this is more like a note to self for future reference. Language packs. Translations,

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HTTP and HTTPS running on the same port

Running HTTP and HTTPS on the same port with Apache. They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong! I’ve modified a simple Python port forwarding utility to act as a port multiplexer that can automatically forward HTTP and

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How to become a Certification Authority

This short How-To has been compiled based on the work I’ve done so far while building my personal home server. To achieve reasonable level of privacy without spending a fortune on it, I’ve become my own Certification Authority (CA). Overview

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Linux udev USB automount script

I’ve been wondering how to enable automounting of USB drives on my Raspberry Pi server. The sollution is pretty simple with udev on Arch Linux. Create a new file /etc/udev/rules.d/automount.rules Fill this script: ACTION==”add”,KERNEL==”sda*”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/disk-a” ACTION==”remove”, KERNEL==”sda*”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/umount

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Building a Digital Haven (home server)

As part of my “Prism break” initiative, I’ve started working on a personal (family) server — a safe haven in the wild digital world. Target and usage near-silent box you turn on and forget about low energy consumption large disk

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Prism break

If you haven’t heard about the Prism scandal, you should read a bit about it. But basically, numerous large companies based in the US have allowed private information of their users to be accessible to the government (the NSA, to

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Floppy drive music

I knew this could be done! … Game of Thrones’ main theme played by 6 floppy drives. Enjoy. (1040)

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Peer to peer in JavaScript

I just came across PeerJS – Peer-to-peer JavaScript library. Great to see this kind of API available, hope  we will soon see some real-world applications. (879)

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