Change Ansible Temporary Directory

While running ansible playbooks, you will find it impossible to use an ssh account that doesn't have a home directory, or has one which isn't writable. You'll see a message similar to the following: fatal: [user] => Authentication or permission failure. In some cases, you may have been able to…

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Macro Lens & SD Card Guts

Got these spiffy wide angle and macro lenses for my iPhone and couldn't wait to try out the macro. What better way than to sacrifice some electronics to the bit bucket in the sky? A simple plastic housing hides a single board. All surface mounted components with flash memory chips…

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Backing Up Your Ghost Blog

While setting up the ghost blogging engine, I noticed there isn't a great way to back up content. The official way is to go to the "labs" section of the control panel and select the export option. This downloads a big JSON file to your computer. A start, but lacks…

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Obligitory Welcome Post

Welcome to my home on the world wide web. This site's content will change over time, but will primarily serve to showcase projects I'm working on as well as technical tutorials. My current focuses (foci?) are home automation & the internet of things, devops & computer systems orchestration, business process…

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