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2023-07-07 How to install Kanboard on OpenBSD

2023-06-04 The Old Computer Challenge V3

2023-03-26 Monitor your remote host network quality using smokeping on OpenBSD

2023-03-17 L'État m'impose Google (ou Apple)

2023-02-16 Lightweight data monitoring using RRDtool

2023-01-29 [Cheatsheet] Fossil version control software

2023-01-28 Configure syncthing to sync a single file


2022-12-01 Authentication gateway with SSH on OpenBSD

2022-11-20 Automatic prompt to unlock remote encrypted partitions

2022-09-11 Explaining modern server monitoring stacks for self-hosting

2022-08-25 Local peer to peer binary cache with NixOS and Peerix

2022-08-23 My RSS feed with HTML content is back

2022-07-19 The Old Computer Challenge V2: done!

2022-07-15 Storing information on paper using the Pen To Paper protocol

2022-07-14 The Old Computer Challenge V2: day 5

2022-07-11 The Old Computer Challenge V2: day 2

2022-07-10 The Old Computer Challenge V2: day 1

2022-07-01 The Old Computer Challenge V2: back to RTC

2022-06-02 How to make a local NixOS cache server

2022-04-22 Reduce httpd web server bandwidth usage by serving compressed files

2022-02-10 Reed-alert: five years later


2021-12-15 Persistency management of memory based filesystem on OpenBSD

2021-12-11 What are the VPN available on OpenBSD

2021-11-25 Simple network dashboard with vnstat

2021-10-21 What if Internet stops? How to rebuild an offline federated infrastructure using OpenBSD