February 10, 2018 tim

You learn something new everyday and yesterday I discovered an awesome way to check the weather from a command line using wttr.in that will work with FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, and any system that has cURL installed on it which is also available for windows. Download cURL for Windows…

January 14, 2018 tim

In this tutorial we will cover how to export a list of all packages and their dependencies that have been installed via pkgng. This is useful when you need to rebuild a system from scratch or setup a new FreeBSD server that requires the same packages as an existing system….

April 15, 2017 tim

Recently I had a client who had a list of zip codes (Like everyone in the state of  Massachusetts) he wanted to create folders of each zip code on this list. This could have taken some time but thanks to my awesome skills and some Google-Fu I was able to…

March 25, 2017 tim

Released by Playdead Studios in 2016 (Yes just got around to playing it) Inside is a puzzle platformer with stunning visual graphics unlike any other I’ve ever seen before, Inside was the successor to the game developers last critically acclaimed game Limbo which I’m currently in the middle of playing….

February 21, 2017 tim

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). More details can be found here https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/ This tutorial assumes you already have an existing website hosted with FreeBSD and an nginx…

February 20, 2017 tim

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). More details can be found here https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/ This tutorial assumes you already have an existing website hosted with FreeBSD and apache24. I will…

December 20, 2016 tim

In this tutorial we will cover how to mount an NFS share on FreeBSD 11. We will only be covering the client side of things in this post, for more information on how to setup a robust NFS server, check out http://www.freenas.org/ Configure the system start up with NFS client…

December 19, 2016 tim

All production servers need monitoring with email alerts so you know when the server is having trouble or is under heavy load. In the IT solution industry there is no shortage of monitoring and management tools out in the wild. Monit is a small Open Source utility for managing and…

August 13, 2016 tim

When using nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache servers, one of the first things you will notice is the back end Apache server logs will show all connections are made from the IP address of the proxy. Enter mod_rpaf2 an Apache module able to analyze X-Real-IP headers and pass…

August 13, 2016 tim

osTicket (http://osticket.com/download) is a widely-used and trusted open source support ticket system & for those of you bold enough to host osTicket on your own without using a hosted solution, will find that there is no backup utility out of the box. In this post I will share my solution…