Hacks Programming

Reverse Engineering an ESP8266 Firmware

Hi folks, A while ago I did reverse engineering challenge that pushed me to learn more about the Arduino toolchain. I am a big fan of Platformio and switched to that a long time ago but most people will still use Arduino and the Arduino IDE. Also, even in Platformio you will most times use …

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Linux Operating Systems

LVM fun: Swap out disk in LVM2 stripe

Update: You can find a much better version of this as an article I wrote for the Odroid Magazine:https://magazine.odroid.com/article/linux-logical-volume-manager-lvm2/ I’ve been planning to upgrade my LVM2 2 disk striped setup with a new disk for a while. I am currently on the testing phase but I think I have a good way to do it …

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Site Updates

Goodbye Openshift 2

Dear RedHat, Thank you for having hosted my site for so long for free. I tried to migrate to OpenShift 3 via the Free tier but sadly the quota does not allow for everything I need to run my WordPress. So i had to move; no hard feelings – but 50 bucks/month – are you …

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Site Updates

Using Let’s Encrypt with a PHP Application on OpenShift

Hi, Update: github.com/kuba/simp_le is dead, the github.com/zenhack/simp_le fork is to be used instead. The following post documents how I used Let’s Encrypt to secure this WordPress site which hosted on OpenShift. The following is based on this forum post/tutorial. I just made it work with virtualenv and a PHP OpenShift app. Please note that you …

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