Install the client:

apt-get install git
git clone
cd letsencrypt

Generate certificates using manual mode:

cat << EOF | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/ol7_addons.repo
name=Oracle Linux $releasever Add ons (\$basearch)
# Verify this manually if you're paranoid like me
View disable_vim_auto_visual_on_mouse.txt
Disable vim automatic visual mode on mouse select
issue: :set mouse-=a
add to ~/.vimrc: set mouse-=a

You might want to read this to get an introduction to armel vs armhf.

If the below is too much, you can try Ubuntu-ARMv7-Qemu but note it contains non-free blobs.

Running ARM programs under linux (without starting QEMU VM!)

First, cross-compile user programs with GCC-ARM toolchain. Then install qemu-arm-static so that you can run ARM executables directly on linux

View docker-ssh-forward.bash
docker run -rm -t -i -v $(dirname $SSH_AUTH_SOCK) -e SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$SSH_AUTH_SOCK ubuntu /bin/bash
parse_yaml() {
local prefix=$2
local s='[[:space:]]*' w='[a-zA-Z0-9_]*' fs=$(echo @|tr @ '\034')
sed -ne "s|^\($s\)\($w\)$s:$s\"\(.*\)\"$s\$|\1$fs\2$fs\3|p" \
-e "s|^\($s\)\($w\)$s:$s\(.*\)$s\$|\1$fs\2$fs\3|p" $1 |
awk -F$fs '{
indent = length($1)/2;
vname[indent] = $2;
for (i in vname) {if (i > indent) {delete vname[i]}}

Auto-enable Local HTTP Caching in Test Kitchen

Note: total experiment and hack, looks nasty, could be awesome:


  • Drop the kitchen.local.yml into $HOME/.kitchen/config.yml
  • Install polipo (with Mac: brew install polipo, with Ubuntu: apt-get install polipo)
  • Drop polipo-start and polipo-console somewhere useful (perhaps $HOME/bin?)
View master.vim
" copy all this into a vim buffer, save it, then...
" source the file by typing :so %
" Now the vim buffer acts like a specialized application for mastering vim
" There are two queues, Study and Known. Depending how confident you feel
" about the item you are currently learning, you can move it down several
" positions, all the way to the end of the Study queue, or to the Known
" queue.
" type ,, (that's comma comma)

Create a Windows OpenStack VM with VirtualBox

0. Obtain Windows ISO

  • Use an existing ISO or copy from a CD with dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso

1. Boot VirtualBox VM from Windows ISO

  • Qcow disk type
  • 40GB Root Disk
  • Load your Windows ISO to the Primary CD drive
  • Add a secondary CD drive and attach the VirtIO ISO to it