Death by PEBKAC evaded by amazing ZFS snapshot CTRL+Zery

Tonight I was doing a little development work towards a telemetry system I’m building for a thing. Along the way I managed (like a 10/10 n00b) to delete a bunch of vital configs on my reverse proxy server that handles all my traffic. Thanks to the amazing ZFS snapshot function made easily available by FreeNAS, […]

Maine Coon Kitty Hunt: Round 2

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Following our initially discouraging attempt to get our first Maine Coon kitten (discussed in my Maine Coon Kitty Hunt: Round 1 post), we kept pushing and made connections with […]

Maine Coon Kitty Hunt: Round 1

New beginnings

Upon the natural end-of-life of the last of cherished Himalayans, we’ve mobilized in our quest to introduce in to our family two Maine Coon kittens. We’ve been planning our pivot to Maine Coons for about 4 years now and we’ve casually attended cat shows to further affirm this is another suitable breed choice […]

Using pfsense to sign private wildcard SSL certificates

pfsense is a wonderful router appliance BSD distro that I’ve enjoyed for some years now.

I use the pfsense certificate manager to issue certs for my VPN client devices. For my Internet-facing life, I have legit SSL certs for everything, I’ve a neurosis about it. But it’s bothered me that for my LAN servers, […]

VMware ESXi 6.5 – Replacing the default SSL/TLS certificates

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One of my weird hobbies is installing legitimate SSL certificates EVERYWHERE. Here’s steps for replacing the default self-signed garbage SSL certificates you get out of the box with VMware ESXi:

Steps Get your SSL cert, obviously. You’ll need a .key file and a .crt. (If you need […]