Putting this here mainly so I’ll remember the next time I need it, but maybe it’ll be useful for someone else.  I wanted to boot a Ubuntu USB live install drive from within Grub2, because my Surface Pro 1 won’t boot from USB once a grub bootloader has been installed. […]

Boot a USB stick from Grub2


Further to my post on Configuring a Cisco 7962g Phone for standalone SIP, here’s how to add a custom phone book menu to the “Directories” menu on that phone. First, change the <directoryURL></directoryURL> setting in your SEP####.cnf.xml file to point to a webserver (ie: not your TFTP server.)   Then, […]

Custom Phonebook Directory on Cisco 7962g phone


I bought a Cisco 7962g phone on ebay recently for $25 – great phone for the price…  I use VOIP.ms as a VOIP provider (they’re amazing…  No affiliation, but they’re the first phone company I’ve ever been happy with.)  It took a bit of work to get the phone configured […]

Cisco 7962g IP Phone (SIP Firmware) with VOIP.ms



http://letsencrypt.org is a great service offering free ssl certs.  Here’s how I got postfix and dovecot to recognize letsencrypt certs on a Debian system: add the following lines to /etc/postfix/main.cf: smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/cert.pem smtpd_tls_key_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/privkey.pem smtp_tls_cert_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/cert.pem smtp_tls_key_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/privkey.pem smtp_tls_CAfile = /etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/chain.pem smtpd_tls_CAfile = /etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAIN.COM/chain.pem and the following lines to /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-ssl.conf: ssl_cert = </etc/letsencrypt/live/boxx.ca/fullchain.pem ssl_key […]

Letsencrypt certificates with postfix/dovecot


Nitro Tasks is a pretty slick To-Do list application – one of the nicer todo list apps available for Linux.  While it hasn’t seen any new development in a couple of years, it’s a simple application and the most recent version is pretty mature.  There’s no reason to expect it […]

Install Nitro Tasks 1.5 (nitrotasks) in Linux Mint 17


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Just picked up a Logitech G700s wireless mouse on sale for $60…  I also have the Performance Mouse MX, which works fine in Ubuntu as a standard mouse, but I find it a bit jumpy and imprecise – I haven’t really been happy with it. The G700s is pretty much […]

Logitech G700s Mouse in Linux