Syncthing on Ubuntu

Last month, after looking at BitTorrent Sync and realizing it was encrypted and private, but not open source, I went digging for an alternative. I found the perfect project, for me: Syncthing. The project is still relatively young and while it has proven to be perfectly functional, it did not …

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Installing Pelican on Cygwin

One of the many good reasons I chose Pelican as a static blog site generator was because I felt confident I could deploy and use the tools under Windows, with Cygwin. What I couldn’t find was any reference to success installing Pelican under Cygwin. It turns out that the …

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Simple collectd with Web Graphs

I want to collect machine metrics and I want to display them as a pretty set of graphs through a web browser. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Install collectd — this gathers the metrics.
  2. Install lighttpd — my web server preference, also install php.
  3. Download and install collectd graph panel (CGP …
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MediaWiki with Lighttpd & SQLite on Ubuntu

In rebuilding an old, and rarely used server that runs MediaWiki I reconsidered how to install all of the dependencies that MediaWiki sits on top of. My goal was to choose lightweight components. The only thing that would run on this web server would be MediaWiki, and the wiki would …

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