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 Tip for Quick SSH Access on Reclaim Cloud

I use SSH to access different environment in Reclaim Cloud a lot, but one thing that I like to do is use a native terminal app (I use iTerm2 on macOS) instead of the Web SSH functionality built in to Jelastic. Web SSH is amazingly convenient, but web-based terminals like this frequently lack some of the features I am used to using in desktop-based terminals like customizable keyboard shortcuts, organization features like tabs and panes1, etc....

April 7, 2022 · 4 min

Customizing the look of Peertube

PeerTube is a really nice self-hostable YouTube alternative that Jim has been using for a bit and introduced me to. I wanted to spin up my own install at video.jadin.me and theme it a bit to fit in with this blog site. The first thing I did was install the dark theme, which I thought would more closely match my blog site as a starting point. You can do this from Administration > Plugins/Themes....

March 17, 2022 · 2 min

Installing Foundry on Reclaim Cloud

I’ve had this post sitting incomplete in my drafts for a long time! Foundry Virtual Tabletop is an excellent, self-hostable virtual tabletop tool. You use it to play tabletop RPGs with other folks over the internet, (check the link above out if you are curious). It is a paid, NodeJS application that you can run on your own computer or on a server. This won’t be a comprehensive tutorial on foundry itself after install, but I want to cover the basics and the Reclaim Cloud specific things that you will need if you don’t want to have to worry about manually starting the foundry application every time you restart a container (foundry’s own install guide doesn’t really cover this)....

March 17, 2022 · 3 min

February Community Chat - State of Reclaim

On February 9th1 we had our second Community Chat at Reclaim Hosting, this one called State of Reclaim! It was a breakdown of what each group at Reclaim has been busy with, as well as what they are looking ahead towards. We also had Tim talk about early work on the Domains API. Here’s the recording: Also, here are some of the links for follow up that were mentioned in that recording:...

February 22, 2022 · 2 min

A simple landing page for stuff I run in Reclaim Cloud

I haven’t revisited it in a while, but one of my favorite little projects I dug into at the beginning of the pandemic was making my own little radio station using Azuracast. I need to get back to that, but one of the things on my checklist was to make a small improvement to the landing page for it, radio.jadin.me. The look of the landing page I was already pretty satisfied with, it’s just an HTML5UP template that I customized and slapped the embedded player from azuracast on, but I wanted the page to automatically show that the stream was offline when I have Azurcast stopped in Reclaim Cloud to save money....

December 22, 2021 · 4 min