Debian 9: Server Security with Fail2Ban

Debian 9: Server Security with Fail2Ban

Linux server security is always a good topic of discussion that everyone seems to have a different opinion about. I have recently been building a number of new production servers which are all running Debian 9, and here are some of the steps that I have taken to make...
Plex Media Server From Scratch

Plex Media Server From Scratch

So… I have built a million of these things and I figured it’s finally about time I document what I had to do to get it running. I am mainly writing this because I encountered a ton of little issues that slowed me down enough that I hope to help someone...
Tilix Terminal for Linux

Tilix Terminal for Linux

As a MacOS user for the majority of my development career, the one thing that I really missed when I switched over to Linux full-time was the multi-pane-ability of iTerm2. The ability for me to quickly, and easily have multiple panes that I can interact with using a...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

A lot of people that I know, other developers included, think that this is all a bunch of crap. I explained to them what I was talking about and aside from a little pat on the shoulder or a reassuring comment, I was left to fend for myself. BACKGROUND: Imposter...
Ubuntu dynamic MOTD on Debian 8

Ubuntu dynamic MOTD on Debian 8

One thing I really do like about Ubuntu was the nice, concise little screen that you get when you SSH into a host. It was a very nice, very quick way to get a glimpse of how your machine was doing as you were logging into it, which is especially nice on servers....
Turn your Nexus into a Pixel

Turn your Nexus into a Pixel

Ok, so we’re not really going to turn your phone into a pixel, but we are going to use legit google packages to add the pixel launcher and google assistant to your phone. Prerequisites: Ability to use adb and fastboot commands from your command prompt. (I am on...
Hotkey word jump in iTerm 2

Hotkey word jump in iTerm 2

So iTerm2 is a great program, since I switched to it along with ZSH, it’s been nothing but blue skies and happiness… Until I tried to word jump with the Option key… Which doesn’t work. After being too lazy to look it up for a few months, I...
Use LetsEncrypt SSL certs with Heroku

Use LetsEncrypt SSL certs with Heroku

How to use LetsEncrypt SSL certs with Heroku. Update May 2017: Heroku now offers free, automatic SSL certs from LetsEncrypt that are easier to manage than these are. Go Here for more information. This guide can still help if you want to run the cert process yourself....