Connecting your 3D printer to OctoPrint automatically

Recently I joined the group of 3d printer owners and OctoPrint users. After some days I got annoyed by the fact that so far nobody seems to have thought about automatically connecting a printer to OctoPrint after turning the printer on. If you start OctoPrint after your printer, everything works fine. But here OctoPrint runs 24⁄7 but I turn off the printer when it is done with printing. My solution of the problem is based on udev and systemd and should work on most recent Linux installations. »

bzed-letsencrypt puppet module

With the announcement of the Let’s Encrypt dns-01 challenge support we finally had a way to retrieve certificates for those hosts where http challenges won’t work. Also it allows to centralize the signing procedure to avoid the installation and maintenance of letsencrypt clients on all hosts. For an implementation I had the following requirements in my mind: Handling of key/csr generation and certificate signing by puppet. Private keys don’t leave the host they were generated on. »

open-vm-tools updated

In January 2014 the open-vm-tools package was orphaned and I took the chance to take over the maintenance. Unfortunately the package is still not 100% in the shape I’d like to see it, but I’m getting closer. I have to say Thank You for a lot of good bug reports, especially for those use cases which are hard to test/reproduce for me (running Debian in a Windows-based VMware Workstation Player for example…. »

bzed.de online again

Finally, bzed.de is back online and I’m planning to start blogging again! Part of the reason why I became inactive was the usage of ikiwiki, which is great, but at end unnecessarily complicated. So I’ve migrated by page to gohugo.io - a static website generator, written in go. Hugo has an active community and it is easy to create themes for it or to enhance it. Also it is using plain Markdown syntax instead of special ikiwiki syntax mixed into it - should make it easy to migrate away again if necessary. »

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Report from the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg

Participation and Results From June 15-17th we held a Debian BugSquashingParty in Salzburg, hosted and sponsored by conova communications GmbH. It was a fun and busy weekend, with 15-17 people from 5 countries being around, mainly working on RC bugs in Testing/Unstable. Gerfried Fuchs (rhonda) also worked on triaging the impact of RC bugs on the version in Squeeze, while Peter Palfrader (weasel) took care of Tor related things and Debian sysadmin work, including starting on the new bugs and udd hosts. »

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