• Vault and Me: Taking It Too Far

    Recently I've been thinking about how I could distribute secrets to my NixOS machines in a... relatively... decent way.

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  • FreeNAS, FreeIPA, Samba and Kerberos

    As a foreword: the below solution is not recommended - it relies on a prerelease version of FreeNAS for some of its functionality, which isn't supported.

    FreeNAS 10 comes with the ability to bind to a FreeIPA directory. Hooray! Let's try it out.

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  • YubiKey Neo GnuPG on Linux

    Just a quick note to remind myself, when I inevitably forget.

    The built-in GnuPG smartcard support doesn't really work particularly well, in my experience, with the YubiKey Neo. To fix this (and use pcscd) instead, put the following in ~/.gnupg/scdaemon.conf:

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  • Secure Boot Shenanigans

    I bought a Razer Blade Stealth recently as an ultrabook I can take to lectures and just generally use when I'm out and about as a companion to the Pixel C I'm already using. Generally just for those annoying edgecases where it's not quite enough to just have Android ;)

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  • Apple Remote Desktop: Creating Installers

    As a followup to my previous post, I was trying to create an Apple Remote Desktop installer. This is usually something that's fairly trivial:

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  • Fixing my Desktop (again)

    I successfully broke my computer again. Oops. I can watch systemd boot my system and then once my display manager (in my case, sddm) takes over, kaput.

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  • Setting the Scene

    This must, by now, be my fifth or sixth attempt at a blog. As per usual, I'll tell myself that I'll do better this time, and I'll write regularly, and post when I find solutions to interesting problems.

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