How to Encrypt Your Email

So, you want to hide your email from the NSA’s prying eyes?  It’s impossible… but here are some steps you can use to make it harder. This isn’t theoretical.  The NSA has and does intercept this traffic. Common Points of NSA Interception The NSA has unlimited resources to compromise your communications.  You’re not going to stop … Continue reading “How to Encrypt Your Email”

Intel DC S3500 vs S3700 as a ZIL SSD Device Benchmarks

I ran some benchmarks comparing the Intel DC S3500 vs the Intel DC S3700 when being used as a SLOG/ZIL (ZFS Intent Log).  Both SSDs are what Intel considers datacenter class and they are both very reasonably priced compared to some of the other enterprise class offerings. Update: 2014-09-14 — I’ve done newer benchmarks on … Continue reading “Intel DC S3500 vs S3700 as a ZIL SSD Device Benchmarks”

Free SSL Certificates from StartCom

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to obtain and setup a certificate from StartCom. StartCom offers free personal certificates, these aren’t the fake certs where you have to setup your own CA and it only works when people have your CA cert installed.  These are real certs that work out of the box in just … Continue reading “Free SSL Certificates from StartCom”

403 Forbidden on Ubuntu LAMP

Over the last few days some of you noticed a 403 forbidden error from time to time.  So I’d login, check the Apache error logs and see this entry “(13)Permission denied: /home/benjamin/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable.”  Well the permissions were set, I had the executable +x bit for www-data … Continue reading “403 Forbidden on Ubuntu LAMP”