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Marie Helene Kvello-Aune
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A system which consistently fails to power-cycle. Really fun, especially when it generally sits in a corner not hooked up to a keyboard and/or monitor. Debugging this issue, I discover the system has no trouble rebooting if I hit ctrl+alt+del before OS…
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In this post I’ll be describing how to do a semi-manual installation of a FreeBSD 11 ZFS system with UEFI boot. Big thanks to Ganael Laplanche for this mailing list entry, as it was of great help. Some things have changed since then which makes the…
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I’ll be using this system for my FreeBSD hacking, but this post focus on the system hardware. The story of this system started when I ordered my Super Micro quarter-depth (SC505-203B) Atom-based firewall named Kuiper from Nextron. The chassis…
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This system is a 1U quarter-depth Supermicro, Intel Atom-based system. Its name is slightly irregular considering my server naming scheme is planets orbiting Sol, but I figure “Kuiper” isn’t too hard to associate with a firewall, as the Kuiper belt…
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In this post, I’ll be describing the journey of enabling the stronger ChaCha20 cipher suites on my FreeBSD NGINX reverse proxy. I’m using SSL Labs SSLTest to get the details on what is being offered, and for sanity-testing the SSL configuration in…
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This is a write-up on how I set up “Let’s Encrypt” on the reverse proxy sitting in front of the various VM’s serving a few of my websites. I looked at a guide[1] which was very helpful, but I had to fill in on some gaps and tweak the configuration…
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This is a combined rant and tutorial. The tutorial is available further down, under its own subheading. :) It started yesterday, when I decided to jump in and get my hands dirty with the FUSE API. I started looking for the API documentation, but couldn’t…
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October Update: Learning for @TunnelFS

It has been a while since I announced I would work on an exciting new project, TunnelFS, and I think it’s time for a status update. In that post, I mentioned I had a lot to learn before I could get anywhere with this project. I had an idea of how much it…
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My home office got so hot today, I had to deploy my smallest but most powerful fan to keep me cool. You can see he’s really powerful, because he has four different colours! (For those of you who count five colours: white is technically not a colour.) The…
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