Ignacio Torres Masdeu


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2020 wk.38: Iroha

I have started practicing Japanese again using Duolingo and some other resources. Reading about katakana I discovered that there are two systems of ordering it: the modern gojūon and the old-fashioned iroha. The interesting bit is that Iroha is a poem famous for being a perfect pangram and containts each letter of the Japanese syllabary. It is still quite present in daily life to the point that イロハ is comparable to the English expression “the ABCs”.

2018 wk.30: Holiday

It’s the first time in eleven years I enjoy a complete holiday: work holiday. all the kids are in their summer camps. What’s a geek to do? Deploy Triton at home. Provision a Chef server and setup a bunch of recipes to provision VMs with services like unbound or syncthing. Decide that he is fed up with nginx and create a recipe to provision good old Apache. Try out Hugo and decide that the effort to migrate from Jekyll is worth it.

2018 wk.29: docker run certbot/dns-digitalocean

I’m in the middle of migrating my home services from docker on NixOS to a private Joyent Triton deployment. While doing this my certificates expired. A few years ago I settled on using Google’s acme client, but it has not been updated to Let’s Encrypt v2 API. So I looked back on certbot and, to my surprise, it has two great additions: Certbot Docker images (yes, it is that long since I last checked certbot) DNS plugins to automate DNS management tl;dr, this is how you use the certbot-dns-digitalocean plugin from docker to obtain a wildcard certificate.