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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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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! https://github.com/Dejvino/https-multiplexer 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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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

Posted in Friendica, Ideas, Open source, Privacy, Projects, Raspberry Pi, Technology, Uncategorized

Inferno vs. Java

An interesting read back from the year 1996 about Inferno vs. Java – http://doc.cat-v.org/inferno/historical_documents/website/infernojava Infernos with its programming language (Limbo) seemed like such an awesome project. Why did it not take off and why do we use Java instead? I

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Distributed Pi

Plan 9 – distributed operating system, now ported to Raspberry Pi. http://bendyworks.com/geekville/lab_projects/2012/11/getting-plan-9-running-on-the-raspberry-pi …newly on my ToDo list. (968)

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Raspberry Pi – sound HOW-TO

Here are a few pointers on how to make the sound work on Raspberry Pi. I’ve gathered these bits and pieces along the way of using this tiny computer. First of all – Arch Linux for ARM (i.e. alarm) is

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WPConn looking good

My Friendica –> WordPress Connector (wpconn) is looking good! It is able to assign the right categories to the post as specified in the original Friendica post. For more info:¬†https://github.com/Dejvino/friendica-addons/tree/master/wpconn (726)

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Friendica 2 WordPress

The current Friendica –> WordPress connection is not as fully implemented as I hoped for it to be. It can only create a post with title+content, but the post is not assigned to any category, no tags are added. This

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