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systemd units tweaking

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I wanted to tweak the way a daemon started on my system. I did that using its systemd unit file /lib/systemd/system/mydaemon.service. Everything worked fine until an upgrade remove my modification. So I was looking for a way to override the configuration without conflicting with the package-manager. I found this great paper about systemd unit files wrote by digitalocean. Basically what you have to do is create a config file on a *.

Kodi + boblightd / quick and dirty raspi2 tuto

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I use a custom ambilight-like on my media-center to display shinny colors on my walls. Boblightd is the daemon that connects to the ambilight appliance and opens a socket on the loopback interface of your media-center. Kodi, then has a plugin that connects to this socket and sends commands through it to the ambilight appliance. First we’ll have to install few dependencies: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion portaudio19-dev libusb-1.

Let’s Encrypt Closed Beta

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Wow that’s great, it’s really coming this time ! I was very excited in the beginning of this year when I heard about the let’s Encrypt project. They aim to provide a free, easy to use and open Certificate Authority (CA). Until this Friday I was using the startssl CA, it was the only CA providing free certificates that were trusted by most browsers. Lets’Encrypt started to issue certificates using closed beta invites.

raspberry wlan keepalive script

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I faced an annoying problem lately with a raspberry pi somewhere into the wild. The device uses the legacy Debian network mechanism (/etc/network/interfaces) to connect to a Wlan access-point. The problem is that the WiFi connection is weak there and the connection drop few times per week. I use a call-home script to maintain a tunnel to remotely connect to the device; so when the Wlan connection dies, I can’t connect to the device remotely anymore.

Bookmarks September 2015

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Interesting links for September 2015: Tenant IPv6 Deployment in OpenStack Kilo Release [Interesting links for September 2015: Tenant IPv6 Deployment in OpenStack Kilo Release *]2