OpenVPN with Pi-Hole and DNSCrypt on Raspberry Pi

Yes, you can get the benefit of running Pi-Hole for ad-free-browsing while away from your house with a OpenVPN (I actually use PiVPN.io), Pi-Hole, and DNSCrypt. Akin to my last post, I didn’t originally write this tutorial. This one comes from Yee Chie’s website itchy.nl. Most…

Add Cloudinary Image Hosting to Ghost (take 2)

I recently wrote a post on hosting your Ghost blog images on a WebDAV server to ensure you don’t eat up all of your hard drive space with your post images. This, of course, isn’t a big deal if you’re running said site on a normal server;…

If Darth Vader wrote an (old) Coast Guard OER

So what if the baddest of the baddies in the Star Wars universe had to write an OER? Well, someone out there took a guess… here’s a portion of the text: Skillfully planned massive effort for successful T&E of only known Death Star in the galaxy, selected…

Increasing image upload size on your Ghost blog using Nginx

For whatever reason Nginx doesn’t like images larger than one megabyte on my little Raspberry Pi servers. More specifically, it doesn’t like it when going through a reverse proxy to my self-hosted Ghost blog (this site you’re reading now). So, let’s fix that. As noted above…

How to: PIA VPN Router with Kill Switch

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a VPN Router using Private Internet Access (PIA) as your outbound VPN with the added bonus of a Kill Switch. Up front, this is not my doing. I’m using the code provided by superjamie as found on the GitHubGist page. I’m placing it…

Update Nextcloud via the Command Line

Who knew that using the CLI, or Command Line Interface, would actually make life better than clicking a mouse button. Well, ok, there’s a lot of you out there who already know this. It’s a new thing to me. At any rate, I’ve begun to find that…

Military Retirement: Start

I’ve begun the process of separating, or transitioning as it’s better referred to in the civilian sector, from the military, more specifically, the U.S. Coast Guard. Having viewed many retirements from the inside I didn’t see the complexities that I now have before me. This series…