Battlefield 4 campaign sucks and games in general

Yes, this is probably common knowledge in the gamer community, but it was a bit surprising to me since I’m no gamer. Imagine, you are shooting your way through the mission and you have couple of good guys with you, yet they can’t seem to shoot anyone and they also never die. They are worse…

LFCS

For I while now I wanted to complete the Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin exam and this week I did it. Yay! If you’re a linux admin then this will not present too much difficulty to pass it. The LF certification page explains what domains and competencies will be tested and this can be used to…

Surface 3

So I recently bought a Surface 3. Yes, I know. My home network has been a mix of OSX, iOS, Linux and FreeBSD devices but now it will also have one Windows machine. This is also my first time buying a computer that runs Windows. The device itself is quite awesome, I really do like…

NFS exports with ZFS

If you have a ZFS based storage server and other machines in the network, it would be a shame not to share the awesome storage with them. I have 2 servers at home. frisbie is the ZFS storage machine and yotta is just a powerful machine but with only one disk, so I’d like to…

Docker on FreeBSD

Docker is now available of FreeBSD. How cool is that? And setup is so simple that it would be a shame not to try it out: sudo pkg install docker-freebsd ca_root_nss As seems to be the case quite often with FreeBSD packages, after installing the package you get quite nice instructions on what to do…

Deploying Ghost blog

Yesterday I started using Ghost and I simply ran npm start in a Tmux session. This is obviously not the best way to do it so I have made some improvements now. After reading a bit of deployment docs, which by the way are very nice, I decided to give pm2 a try. So if…

Ghost on FreeBSD

I have been thinking for couple of days now that I should give Ghost a try. Since I am re-starting blogging and all, might as well try different blog engines while I’m at it. It would be no fun installing it on linux, so I decided to use FreeBSD VM on Digitalocean + a Jail…

Playing with PF on FreeBSD

I have been meaning to try out both IPFW and PF. After reading bsdnow pf tutorial and skimming over nice FreeBSD handbook’s pf section I was a bit hesitant to try PF on FreeBSD as it was said to have slightly older version from OpenBSD and that would cause syntax to differ. So I tried…

Openvpn on FreeBSD

All of my linux servers are connected over OpenVPN and now came the turn for my new FreeBSD droplet to join them. Ran into one small issue. Upon installing and configuring OpenVPN I was getting this error: Sun Jul 12 17:59:49 2015 us=222242 Cannot allocate TUN/TAP dev dynamically Sun Jul 12 17:59:49 2015 us=222330 Exiting…

Testing jekyll

It has been couple of years at least (more like three) and I am thinking about blogging again. Why? Well, why not. So let’s see if this becomes yet another failed attempt or not. This time I’m using Jekyll as the blog engine. Easy to set up and I relly like the idea of static…