I’m actually testing on how to control things in a house or flat with Apple HomeKit. It seems to be a pretty nice solution as one would expect from apple but it takes time for the vendors to adopt. After…

As of some time last year, Google Chrome started to phase out support for certificates with SHA-1 signatures. Since March 2015 users see a red warning notice in the address bar. This is a reputation problem every site owner should…

Python is my way to go and the cx_Oracle module helps getting in contact with an Oracle database. While it is relatively easy to install it on my OS X, it is a bit harder on Debian.

I use PC Engines Alix boards as VPN Appliances intended to connect some branch offices. They are rock solid, work for years without any problem and bring the flexibility one needs to implement all the nice stuff. 3x Lan Interface,…

Building debian deb packages from python setup.py project sources shown with duplicity as example.

There are plenty of plugins for elasticsearch to enable authentication for HTTP API. All of them seem to be a bit beta.

As it is with passwords, one may also have multiple ssh keys on multiple pc’s. I use subdirs in the ssh folder to maintain multiple ssh keys. The following example examines this for my github ssh key.

If you need to use a certificate contained in pfx file for httpd f.e. you could use the following to extract what you need.

vTiger CRM is prepared to authenticate users from LDAP or Active Directory. But this feature massively hidden, as it seems. The following article describes the configuration in detail.

If you use curl to get some json in your shell and try to read what you got, this is no fun. I discovered jq as a very nice commandline tool to format json output. Fetching graphite time-series data is a good…