Trying out .NET Core on Linux

Ever since the announcement of .NET Core I’ve been interesting in writing some C# code on my Linux desktop. Recently I found some time to actually try out Microsoft’s latest .NET Core release and actually get a program up and running. While there are plenty of guides out there I followed the official Microsoft Hello…

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Updates to my OpenPGP key

With my current OpenPGP key set to expire in the middle of December I’ve decided to extend its life by changing the expiry date for the primary signing key 0xFEEEFA8F and adding a new encryption subkey that can be used when the existing one expires. The new expiry date for the main signing key as…

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CoreGTK 3.22.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.22.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.22. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.22 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkNativeDialog GtkShortcutsShortcut CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries,…

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Setup your own VPN with OpenVPN

Using the excellent Digital Ocean tutorial as my base I decided to setup an OpenVPN server on a Linux Mint 18 computer running on my home network so that I can have an extra layer of protection when connecting to those less than reputable WiFi hotspots at airports and hotels. While this post is not meant…

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Commonly Whitelisted Domains for pi-hole

Pi-hole is a great piece of software that will block almost every ad for all devices on your network. However by blacklisting some domains you can occasionally run into problems with unrelated services. Thankfully someone has created an excellent list of commonly whitelisted domains here as well as the related commands you need to run in order…

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2017’s open source project donations

Every new year I look back at the open source projects that are essential to my computing life and take a moment to thank them by donating a little bit of money toward their continued good works. Beyond that I think it’s just a nice thing to call out some projects that deserve a mentioning. Some…

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