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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Sat, 31 Aug 2013

Proposal: Write instructions for using Pagekite with an Ode installation

Level of difficulty: Low to medium


Pagekite is a Python-based service that allows you to maintain a home server and offer material on that server over the Internet via tunneling without exposing your server directly to the network.

This is a potential solution for those who want to run Ode on their home server but are uncomfortable exposing that server directly to the Internet.

These instructions would build on the Ode installation documentation by showing how to set up a home server and integrate it with Pagekite. The instructions would detail the requirements for hardware, software and Internet connection, as well as how to start and configure a Pagekite account to tie it all together.