Keith Gaughan

An attempt at public introspection


Awkwardly flailing around to get sshguard working on NetBSD

· 4min

When I previously configured NetBSD 9, I’d forgotten that I should configure sshguard and a firewall on the Raspberry Pi. It’s time to fix that.

I figured that I’d install the package:

# pkgin install sshguard
calculating dependencies...done.

1 package to install:

0 to refresh …

Configuring a Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop replacement

· 4min

I gave in to getting a Raspberry Pi 4 last month, and I’ve tried using it as a desktop replacement over the past week or so. It hasn’t been going so badly! After some initial issues finding a working SD card, I found the one I’d originally …


RIP, spinning rust…

· 2min

Last time, I got my old Dell Mini 12 up and running again. Well, the fates did not smile kindly on me, and through my own clumsiness, it ended up slipping off my lap, leaving it with some very, very unhappy spinning rust.

And yes, it contains a regular HDD …


Notes on breathing life back into a Dell Mini 12

· 8min

(These are some rough, unedited notes from when I was rebuilding the machine today.)

I have a Dell Mini 12, and while I’m pretty sure it’s never going to be of much practical use, I’d like to restore it to a state where it might be useful …


Fun installing NetBSD 9.0 on a Raspberry Pi B+

· 6min

One of the consequences of being on a lockdown is that you find time to do things you’ve been putting off for a while. One of mine is setting up a small bastion server on my home network. Having already set up dynamic DNS with Duck DNS, I found …


Getting Ubuntu up and running on a Lenovo Miix 310

· 3min

Back in January, I picked up a Lenovo Miix 310 a while back to play with Windows. It was an interesting experience, but I really can’t see myself shifting my development over to Windows any time soon, so I figured I’d throw Xubuntu on it and see if …


Progression of mail management on a Debian box

· 1min
  1. Ah, I just need to deal with local mail, so I’ll have Debian configure Exim for that. After all, it’s already there.
  2. Huh. Seems I need to send some mail from this box. I’ll have Debian reconfigure Exim to use a smarthost for non-local mail.
  3. Huh. Seems …


· 3min

Tim Bray posted up a good piece called ‘REST Questions‘, and one of the commentators asked several questions I felt I should respond to. This was my response with some light editing and additional links:

Mainly because there is still a little confusion on what exactly REST is?

REST is …


Dumb Terminals and Windows Remote Desktop

· 3min

I’m spending a lot of time connected via Windows Remote Desktop to an external network so that I can do work on their machines.

So here’s a question: are there any IT departments out there that are using this to give their users old-style dumb terminals so as …