Category Archives: Sysadmin

GPG encryption to multiple recipients

It is a little known feature of GPG: you can encrypt files to multiple recipients. Since it uses an intermediary key, the resulting file is not that much bigger. While it is mostly used for e-mails, I am currently using it for encrypted backups. After all, one of the issue of encrypted backups is that […]

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ISPs: raw speed vs. connectivity

I chose my current ISP on one criteria only: speed, especially upload speed. It’s Numericable fake fiber, i.e. fiber to the building. I really don’t care about the so-called “100 mega” download speed, but the upload speeds are at least 5 fives higher than standard DSL. However, you don’t get access to the Internet. Dynamic […]

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Using irker (CIA replacement) and gitolite

I’ve recently switched to Gitolite for my git repository management. So far, it’s been a great experience: setting it up is easy, and managing it is a pleasure. I am using a feature where a simple push to a path will create the repository if it does not exist (the only hosting service allowing this […]

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