Ansible role with commentary for setting up your own mail server with Postfix and Dovecot. This could be considered a part two of Mail relay, MX backup and spam filtering with Postfix. Many postfix configurations are identical between these setups.
If you run your own mail server it is a good idea to have a MX backup in place. When your mail server goes down or you need to upgrade it, the MX backup will step in and store all mail until the mail server is back up.
My article Running Drupal on Debian 8 with Apache 2.4, event MPM and PHP-FPM (via socks and proxy) is one of the most read on xdeb.org. Here is the updated version for Debian 9. I mention Drupal in the title but this setup should work well for most PHP based systems like Wordpress and Joomla etc.
I have released the css grid version of my Zen theme for Hugo. This site have been using it for a couple of month. Read more at Layout with CSS grid and flex, it’s really nice. With the resent release of Microsoft Edge 16 there is support for css grid in all the major browsers.
I like to be in control of most aspects of my own life. I want to make conscious decision on what I spend my attention on. Companies, services, media and gadgets compete for our attention, it even have a name the attention economy.
This site is now using CSS grid layout and it’s a real pleasure to work with. This is part of the Zen Hugo theme and you find the code at frjo/hugo-theme-zen at grid. CSS grid is supported in resent versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
Setting out to create a simple contact form turned out to involve more work than I anticipated. I need it for one of my new static sites. The examples I found was to old, lacking spam protection and/or relied on multiple/large libraries.
Hugo introduced custom output formats in version 0.20 and here I will be using it to generate two different JSON outputs for my site. First a search index that can be used with various search solutions. Second a JSON Feed, a new alternative for RSS feeds.
Some tulips eating animals gave rise to the need of a security camera system. One could have bought a ready made system but that’s boring and as recent events show, their security is often abysmal. Much better to build my own system and I have been mening to play with the Raspberry Pi computers.
xdeb.org is now generated with Hugo, the static site generator that I wrote about in my last post Using Hugo for a simple web site and porting the Drupal Zen theme. One less Drupal site to keep updated. Now it’s “only” the content I need to add and update here.