My Hugo setup and how this blog works

This week I did a stream to document how I use hugo, the static site generator, for this blog that you’re reading right now! The point of the stream was to show how I use this tool, but all of this is really not a good starting point if you are looking to get started with hugo, or you just want to see how it works. For that, I’d recommend checking out the hugo quick start documentation!...

September 29, 2022 · 3 min

Notes on Direct SSH Access to Reclaim Cloud nodes

I recently needed to back up a bunch of files, about 6GB, from a Reclaim Cloud node so here are some notes on how I was able to connect directly to the Node. I like using the Reclaim Cloud SSH Gate for SSH or SFTP access to containers most of the time, but in my case because I had so many files to sync, I wanted to use rsync, which as far as I’m aware won’t work with the SSH Gate....

September 29, 2022 · 2 min

De-brief on the Understanding Containers Reclaim Edtech Flex Course

In addition to the stream on a new Ghost installer, Jim and I showcased the streaming tools we used to put together the Reclaim EdTech Understanding Containers flex course as well as discussed the format of the course and future offerings for Reclaim EdTech. And here are the chapters if you want to skip around the video: 0:00 - Intro 3:50 - OBS demo 7:09 - vdo.ninja demo 17:08 - reclaimed....

August 12, 2022 · 1 min

Exploring the new Ghost Installer for Reclaim Cloud!

Today Jim and I did a stream showcasing a new Ghost installer for Reclaim Cloud that should automate a lot of common setup tasks that people run into when using Ghost. I’m really proud of this installer because I’ve put a bunch of time into making this thing really simple to use for folks who don’t have experience with Docker or Reclaim Cloud, but just want to get Ghost up and running quickly....

August 12, 2022 · 1 min

The Basics of the Command Line

A couple of weeks ago I did a quick stream (ok it wasn’t quick, it was almost 90 minutes) on the Basics of the Command Line. My goal was to start at the beginning, with navigating around files and folders and editing text, while picking up some tips and tricks along the way, as well show why the command line is still so useful and important. I spend a lot of time trying to drive home that you should definitely definitely use the tab key to autocomplete paths as it will make your life easier....

July 11, 2022 · 2 min

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS in Reclaim Cloud

This is a quick little post to document something I’ve found handy! A common way to issue a Let’s Encrypt cert and get things to load on Reclaim Cloud over HTTPS is to use an NGINX Load Balancer. Here’s an example environment, one I use to run Foundry Virtual Tabletop: The trick is some applications that you run won’t automatically redirect URLs with HTTP to HTTPS, so you have to manually type HTTPS in your address bar....

July 11, 2022 · 1 min

Peertube 4.2!

PeerTube 4.2 is out, and it has all kinds of features I’m excited about like in-place editing of videos, replays of recurring live streams (basically you can have a permanent Twitch-like URL where you can go live and then have a recording of that livestream automatically available afterward), latency settings for livestreams, and a bunch of other stuff. I wanted to get my PeerTube instance on Reclaim Cloud upgraded, which is a docker-compose setup with the Live Chat plugin enabled, so I stopped the containers, pulled changes, and started the containers again....

June 21, 2022 · 2 min

Embedding and Sharing WebRecorder Archives

I’ve been learning a lot about Webrecorder and specifically Browsertrix Crawler recently as part of a Web Archiving script that I am working on. The goal is to have a tool you could run on Reclaim Cloud (or your local computer using Docker) that you simply give a URL, and it would make a web archive file using Browsertrix Crawler, and a flattened HTML copy of the site using HTTrack....

June 10, 2022 · 1 min

Messing around with Kasm Workspaces on Reclaim Cloud

At the end of the day today I streamed a little bit of me playing around with Kasm Worskpaces on Reclaim Cloud: The tool seems interesting and it has been on my list of things to look into for a little while. It’s basically a self-hostable Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), like Citrix or Amazon Appstream, but for Linux Desktops and applications. Also, it has a free version! Under the hood it all runs on Docker, which is how I found out about it....

April 27, 2022 · 1 min

A handy Alfred Workflow to get just the domain name from a URL in your clipboard

A very, very, common thing that I find myself doing while working with web stuff is copying a long URL, but only needing the domain name part to paste into a terminal or elsewhere. It’s annoying to carefully select just part of the URL, and even more annoying to manually delete the parts I don’t need: Your browser does not support the video tag. I love automating and making little shortcuts to simplify repetitive tasks like this!...

April 25, 2022 · 3 min