LetsEncrypt certs on OpenShift using acme-tiny

Just about everything about this article has been invalidated by changes in OpenShift, so if you really want to read what I had done, feel free to click through, but it’s not worth taking up so much front page space on this.

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Wednesday December 30, 2015   ·   Permalink

Running Textpattern on OpenShift

Another article invalidated by changes in OpenShift.

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Friday August 14, 2015   ·   Permalink

Woot-Off Helper Greasemonkey Script

I just realized there was another Woot-Off going on today and I’d never mentioned my Woot-Off Helper Greasemonkey script.

Woot-Off Helper does just two simple things to make it easier to follow a Woot-Off from your browser:

  • Reads the size of the bar between the flashing orange lights and places the percentage at the beginning of the page title
  • Reloads the page every 90 seconds

Now you can just keep a tab open with the Woot page and easily glance at what percentage is left. If you switch to the Woot tab before minimizing it, you should be able to catch the item changes too.

You can also find the Woot-Off Helper on userscripts.org

Thursday August 30, 2007   ·   Permalink

Are you a LumberJock?

If you are a LumberJock (or just aspire to be one like I do) then you should visit LumberJocks. LumberJocks is a growing website that gives the registered “Jocks” a place to post descriptions of their projects along with few photos. Other “Jocks” can rate the projects and leave weblog style comments and questions on the projects they visit.

LumberJocks is still under active development and has recently added forums for discussions amongst the members. There’s also a LumberJocks Blog that you can watch for announcements concerning the site.

The whole LumberJocks site is very cleanly styled and well crafted. I’d guessed it was a Rails app even before scrolling to the bottom and seeing the Rails logo. LumberJocks makes very nice use of Ajax and Rails features to make the site a joy to use. I particularly like the float-over picture viewer used on the project pages; no extra windows popping up or back-buttons to contend with when reviewing the project photos.

Monday May 22, 2006   ·   Permalink

Using SMTP AUTH as a client

If your ISP requires you to use SMTP AUTH to connect up to their mailserver for outbound email (as is the case with SBC/Yahoo) the following links will prove helpful:

Luckily for me, the cable provider I have right now seems to do IP address range checking so I can send outbound via their servers as my Sendmail smart host without setting up SMTP AUTH.

Tuesday March 28, 2006   ·   Permalink

Weather Underground Reorganizer Updated

The Weather Underground Reorganizer has been updated to deal with the new front page layout at Weather Underground. The update also includes reorganizing the tropical weather pages.

Updated 2005-10-11: Updated to reflect new radar page layout and now includes the satellite pages.

Updated 2005-12-18: Updated to work with Greasemonkey 0.6.4, still works with older versions of Greasemonkey too.

Updated 2005-12-24: Updated to work with new layout on regional radar page.

Sunday December 25, 2005   ·   Permalink

Greasemonkey: Snopes Header Shrink

Another Greasemonkey script, this one will shrink the header on Snopes.com so that more content is visible on the page. Actually, removes the header is more like it, along with making sure all the rest of the content moves up to the top of the page.


Monday October 10, 2005   ·   Permalink

Greasemonkey Weather Underground Reorganizer

Greasemonkey rocks!

My first public Greasemonkey user script is a Weather Underground Reorganizer.

It was based upon Matthew Gray’s user script that moved the forecast contents above the header and sidebar.

My version includes Matthew’s re-org and adds a similar re-org on the local and regional radar pages. It also adds direct links to the animated local and regional radar pages where appropriate on the forecast and local radar pages.

I’ve not added any ad blocking to the script, adblock probably would do a fine job on the ads. Weather Underground asks just $5 per year to be ad-free and they give you access to daytime animated radar data as part of the deal, so I’ve been a subscriber for years now.

I hope this script will work for others, and welcome feedback on it. My email address is over in the right side bar.

Saturday April 30, 2005   ·   Permalink

Google Sightseeing: NASCAR Tracks

After seeing the fun posts on the Google Sightseeing pages, I decided to check and see just how many of the race tracks that NASCAR uses I could find. Here’s my list:

If I’ve gotten anything wrong, or you know the Autodromo location, drop me an email.

Updated 12 Jan 2006: Courtesy of Ryan Van Booven, who was locating the tracks in Google Earth, we now have a location for Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Thanks Ryan!

Thursday April 14, 2005   ·   Permalink

Petteri's Pontifications: Sensor Cleaning

Engadget pointed to a well researched and well written article about how to clean the sensor glass in your digital SLR. Instead of using the expensive Sensor Brush or Pec Pads on a spatula, Petteri researched brushes to try and determine a more cost effective solution. Included in the article are pictures showing the before and after view of the sensor dust on a new Canon, and before and after view of a dusty slide.

Sunday March 27, 2005   ·   Permalink

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