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jlelseโ€™s Blog 20 Oct 2021 20:05

Tailscale tries to punch the NAT and establish a direct peer-to-peer connection. Thatโ€™s the magic compared to your Wireguard-VPS-VPN. And itโ€™s a lot easier to just login and directly connect to each device in your Tail-net than creating key pairs etc. Another nice thing is also the option to use โ€ฆ

Ouh, that’s quite nice. Thanks!

Another nice thing is also the option to use Tailscale as a library in any Go project. GoBlog (my blogging system) has a Tailscale integration, which allows me to access my diary using HTTPS only from trusted devices.

That gives me ideas! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Why!!!

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jlelseโ€™s Blog 20 Oct 2021 18:46

My home and code server now has 2 TB of SSD storage and 16 GB of RAM. While Iโ€™ll be using the storage for backups, etc., Iโ€™m not quite sure what I can use the 16 GB of RAM for yet. What else can I run besides Home Assistant, AdGuard Home, Drone and Tailscale? I still have my VPS running my websites, โ€ฆ

Weirdly enough, the name Tailscale caught my eye and I decided to investigate what it is. I checked their website and it seems that they use Wireguard to do the kind of configuration I explained some time ago. I’m curious: besides the easyness of use, what other advantages do you see on using Tailscale over a manually configured Wireguard network?

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YubiKey Setup for GPG, SSH and 2FA

YubiKeys are hardware authentication devices that can be used with many applications, such as GPG, SSH and for 2 factor authentication. I have owned quite a few over the past years and recently I decided to upgrade them to the NFC version so I can use them with my mobile devices.

As usual, there is quite a bit of setup after purchasing a new YubiKey and I always struggle to find the correct guide that I use. Thus, I decided to make this simple compilation of steps and guides so next time it’ll be easy to find! Hope it can be useful for you too!

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Recently in September '21

September has been quite a busy month, a rollercoaster for sure, but a good one. It all started in the first week with the new students coming to campus for their introduction activities. I don’t think I’ve seen the campus so vibrant until that day.

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I just wanted to redirect everything from /all* to /stream* - finally decided to do so -, but somehow I managed not to figure out how to do that with Caddy webserver. I ended up manually redirecting the 3 main URLs:

redir /all /stream permanent
redir /all/feed.xml /stream/feed.xml permanent
redir /all/feed.json /stream/feed.json permanent

I tried many redir combinations and none worked. I can make the wildcard matching work with /all* but then… what do I redirect it to? I tried different thing and none worked. If you use Caddy, and have some minutes to spare, how would you configure this redirection?

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Recently in August '21

August was a busy month. I fly back to the Netherlands quite in the beginning of the month so I could get my second Covid-19 vaccine, which caused a mild fever overnight but was pretty fine overall.

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Recently in July '21

This year has been passing way too fast. In the beginning, I felt the urge to finish the academic year. Now, I’m only one month away to the beginning of my (hopefully) last year of university. Exciting projects may happen this year and I’m here for it.

July was quite a nice month. In the beginning of the month, I came to Portugal. Then, my boyfriend and I visited Lisbon for roughly a week, which allowed me to see some of my friends, and then we went to Porto, where we had a nice boat ride.

Since then, I’ve been staying at my parents, and, I’m not going to lie, there’s not much to do, but it’s been good nevertheless. I will be soon returning to the Netherlands, so we don’t need to rush.

I’m hoping for a calmer academic year, but is it going to happen? Let’s slowly enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Recently in June '21

June is done, exams are done, first year of my master’s degree is finished. Yay! I really don’t have many updates, besides the fact that I will be working on an exiting project next year at university.

Now, it’s time to rest and go back home.

Enjoy your summer, safely!

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Now, if you decide to curl my website curl -L, you’ll get the same contents as my humans.txt file. Just a fun feature for curl users!

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Recently in May '21

As I usually say, one more month has passed and we’re already in June! If everything goes on well, this is the last month of classes and exams of my Master’s first year.

It’s been very busy, and I’m pretty sure this month will be even more. There’s assignments to deliver almost every week for the many courses I have and I have to start preparing for the exams too.

In other news, I visited Den Haag, Maastricht and Tilburg! I also managed to dedicate more time to photography and revamp my photos page. But let’s be honest: I’m always changing something on this website so it’s not as if that’s news.

I leave you with one of my favorite pictures of the month, but I invite you to check out the other ones!


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