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Nice looking and light login screen for xenodm

Posted on 2019-06-26 22:23:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

In this blog, I will describe how I've build a simple, but still nice looking login screen based on xenodm.

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In the series of Fast Asynchronous Python web servers

Posted on 2019-06-15 08:22:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd Fapws4

As already discussed on this blog, I'm a user of Fapws3 since several years. I like his small foot print in memory, simplicity to use in Python. But it runs only with Python-2.x and cannot manage correctly POST commands with big files.

So, I've decided to jump into the C programming language and develop Fapws4. An evolution of Fapws3, that do not have those pain points.

In this blog, I will show you first results of Fapws4

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How to filter files for a backup ?

Posted on 2019-05-05 16:12:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

With the posix tar command, we cannot exclude files' pattern like gnu-tar does. This article will propose some alternatives.

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Simple way to generate strong passwords

Posted on 2019-03-16 16:19:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

More and more persons are using a password storage system. Thanks to those systems, we can put complex passwords in our different applications. So, the next need is to create such complex password. This blog will explain how to do it. At the end of the blog, you will see how to perform this on OpenBSD in a simple and efficient way

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moving from vim to nvim

Posted on 2019-03-08 13:47:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I'm a vim user since several years. This blog explain how I move to neovim.

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News concerning Yabitrot

Posted on 2019-02-19 20:36:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd yabitrot

In this blog some news concerning the last changes implemented in yabitrot version 0.4

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A non standard method to update OpenBSD

Posted on 2019-02-11 22:16:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

In this blog I'll share the method I'm using to upgrade my OpenBSD machines without using the console.

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Fapws versus GO

Posted on 2019-02-10 21:17:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd Fapws webserver

I'm still looking for a replacement to the good old fapws web server. So, in this blog, I will put fapws in front of web server written in Go

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Fosdem 2019: a full featured NAS on top of OpenBSD

Posted on 2019-02-03 14:46:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

It was a good experience to present my NAS server to the fosdem. In this post I share some extra elements

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Refresh the desktop background with unsplash pictures

Posted on 2019-01-27 18:17:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

On the unsplash website we can find lot of very nice pictures. Moreover they have a permissive license (check the unsplash license).

I share a very simple script allowing you to refresh your desktop's background at each logon, or when you want

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Fast asynchronous python web server is really fast

Posted on 2018-11-01 13:18:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd Fast webserver

Since several years, I'm using fapws3 for few of my websites. Mainly for servers where resources are limited.

Fapws3 has not received lot of commits since long time, so, this post will show my investigation to find an other tiny and fast python web server running python3

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Yet another bit rotation scanner for storage

Posted on 2018-10-19 22:24:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd yabitrot

In order to be sure that the backups of my NAS were coherent and consistent, I was looking for a bit rotation scanner.

Unfortunately, I did not find what I need, so I've written mine.

This blog explain the why, the how, ...

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An another backup script with versioning

Posted on 2018-10-11 19:44:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I'm spending lot of energy to apply best practices on my servers.

But, maybe like several persons, my desktops and laptops are just a big mess of different softwares, lot of different config files, ...

And when comes the question of the backup, most of the elements must not be take into account. So, in my mind it's not necessary to take a backup. (my important documents are synchronised in an automatic way via rsync on my NAS).

Nevertheless, some files and directories requires lot of attentions and must be correctly backuped like ~/.config for example.

This blog is about an another locale backup script which allow to precisely select which files to backup.

Moreover it allow a versioning. Some OSX's users call it "time machine".

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Network manager control for OpenBSD - nmctl-0.6.1

Posted on 2018-10-08 18:36:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd nmctl

This release of nmctl brings few new features and some bug fixes.

I detail the changes in this blog

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OpenBSD and protonmail

Posted on 2018-10-01 23:26:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I'm using protonmail.com for my emails. But unfortunately I was not able to login from both FireFox and Chrome present on my OpenBSD machine. This blog explain how to solve this issue.

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