Category: Unix

Encrypt the World

Let’s Encrypt, a free (as in beer) SSL certificate provider, has recently gone into public beta. I obviously had to try it out, since I’ve never used anything but self-signed SSL certs before. This...

Kakumei

Many years ago I started playing Stepmania, the PC game based on Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution. I was pretty good. I bought a metallic dance pad and trained daily.  I was pretty good at that,...

Utilizing aliases

Since my transition to fish I have started using aliases more and more, and I think you should too. By standard, the .bashrc file has the following piece of code:

In layman’s terms: If...

Archway

I’d been hearing about Arch Linux for a long time, and I see more and more people using it for their desktop computers, so I decided to give it a try. And then I...

Loopia API program in Python

Last Sunday I decided to start learning Python in order to create a program for Loopia’s API. I started off with zero Python experience and decided to use Codecademy to learn the basics. That’s when...

Fishing for shells

A few months ago I discovered fish, a rather unusual shell for *nix systems. I very quickly set it as my default shell for all my machines, because it offers many things that most...