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Installing software from the Arch User Repository

This is another note to self, it is very simple and I've done this a few times before but every single time I need to go back to the documentation.

In this example I'll install heimdall which is used for flashing new firmware onto samsung phones.

First go to https …

Simple postgres basics

This is another one of those things I've done all this several times before, but need to keep looking up the documentation.

To login to PostgreSQL after a fresh installation1 you need to change to the postgres user and run psql (no password needed, it uses Peer Authentication)

sudo …

Adding subject alternative name to certificate request

This is another note to self, I must have done this 20 or 30 times over the years but I can never remember exactly how.

The easiest way I've found to add subject alternate names to certificate requests is to add two lines at the end of /etc/ssl/openssl …

Setting up Gogs on Debian Jessie with Apache2 and PostgreSQL

These are my notes from setting up Gogs on Debian 8 Jessie with Apache2 and PostgreSQL.

This guide assumes you have a fresh copy of Debian Jessie and it's up to date sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove.


On my server access to all ports except …

Sending emails with telnet and OpenSSL

You can send an email using telnet it's very useful for debugging. It's something I've done several times before but because it's not something I do regularly I always forget the exact syntax so I've written this as a Note to self to remember the commands.

Finding the mail server …

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