Category: Short

  • Enabling TLS 1.3 in Apache >=2.4.38

    TLSv1.3 is now available on 85% of web clients, according to Since I don’t have to support either Internet Explorer or the six microscopic mobile web browsers that don’t support it at all, I have gone ahead and migrated my servers straight over to TLSv1.3. Below is a sample configuration that will enable TLSv1.3 […]

  • Recommended YouTube WW2 Historian

    TIK, formerly The Imperator Knight, makes long-form videos about lesser know WW2 battles. The early actions in the North African Campaign are exciting. I have one of his documentary playlists embedded below.

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 6

    Now that I can read and write a snapshot, how do I process a list of snapshots in a useful manner? First, let me define what I mean by a useful manner. I want the tool to keep a copy of all automatic snapshot on the source ZFS tree on the destination tree as an […]

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 5

    Now that I can read a list of snapshots, I need to read a snapshot and transfer it to the destination. The three functions that allow me to do that are exec.StdinPipe(), exec.StdoutPipe(), and io.CopyBuffer(). The process consists of the following steps: Create an exec.Cmd representing the zfs send command Use exec.StdoutPipe() to connect a […]

  • Self Hosting a Git Server

    Which software to use? With the ZFS backup tool, I want to host the code for it here on my website instead of GitHub. What options are available? If I want to host the bare repo, I can use ssh for write access and add a virtual host for apache so you can have read […]

  • Mustie1: Good Small Engine Channel

    Mustie1 does videos of small engine repair. Most of his videos start with something simple that someone overlooked with the “dead” engine. He fixes that and usually cleans the engine as well. Here are three videos where he fixed a forklift that someone abandoned because two previous mechanics wouldn’t follow their troubleshooting workflow to the […]

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 4

    Welcome to Part 4 of my series on my tool for backing up ZFS Snapshots to an external device. In this part, I am discussing how to exec a command and read its output. To deal with external commands in Go, you use the os/exec package. The primary pieces of the package that I need […]

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 1

    I haven’t seen a lot of tools that are designed to backup ZFS snapshots to removable media. So, I am writing my own. I am going to document the process here. The basic loop for a backup tool is Read a list of snapshots on the source Read a list of snapshots on the destination […]

  • Recommend Analyses of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    I have watched Mauler’s videos analyzing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I recommend his detail-oriented and rational critique.

  • ZFS-auto-snapshot

    If you use ZFS and you don’t have an auto snapshot tool installed, you need to install one. This tool will make backups a lot easier.