ZFS Snapshot Backups to an External Drive with LUKS

April 20, 2017

I have been using ZFS data pools to store data on my server for some time now. As great as that is, I am ashamed to admit that I have not had a true backup system in place (raid/mirrors are not backup). I have a backup solution that I have attempted in the past, but ran into an issue and let it drift to the side. That changes now. It's time to revisit my solution, and complete it to the end.

Continue reading →

LIA 1.0 Beta Released

April 17, 2017

I have released the 1.0 Beta version for a personal project of mine: the Ledger Import Assistant, or LIA. This post will talk briefly about the background of LIA, what it does, and explain the beta release.

Continue reading →

New Website Theme: Immutable

April 11, 2017

When I first started using Cryogen to generate this website, I wanted to create a personalized theme. This desire led me to hack a the default theme into a mutant, which I boringly named "ryan1" (I anticipated it to be temporary). It looked like a relic, designed from when I first learned how to make a web page... the early 2000's. Like many all websites from that time, it was not mobile friendly. I hope to change all of that, by introducing my new website theme: Immutable.

Continue reading →

Linux from Scratch - SBUs and Binutils

April 4, 2017

Well, after all of the preparation, we are ready to start compiling packages. This post cover compiling all the packages, but it will detail the first build of Binutils, which is arguably the most important package to compile. Why is Binutils so crucial? It determines the SBU time for your build system. What's an SBU? Read on to find out!

Continue reading →

Linux from Scratch - Final Preparation Steps

March 21, 2017

Now that the repeated setup steps have been defined in my previous LFS post, there are a few more preparation steps to complete in order to start building the LFS system. I promise... we will start compiling soon. If all goes well, this should be the last preparation post.

Continue reading →