Musings

A collection of articles related to life and adventures in the open source community.

An HTTPS Terminator Box

Over the last couple days at asquera we’ve been on a retreat at the Landhaus Fredenwalde. It’s really beautiful out here and it’s given me a chance to work on a few small projects which I’ve been wanting to explore for awhile now. Anyways, yesterday I set up a system that uses Ansible, Let’s Encrypt, nginx, and DigitalOcean to terminate HTTP and proxy requests to arbitrary hosts. The intended use case for this is to have Github Pages sites able to be dropped onto a custom domain that is SSL enabled, but there are many other use cases which I...

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Winds of Change

Unlike most of this blog this post is not technical in the slightest, instead it’s a personal update. Though, I have been wanting to write this post for a long time now! Many things have happened in the last few months, and life is still swirling all around me. Many things seemed uncertain, other things still do. Irregardless, things are pretty darn cool. Anyways, here’s what’s happened lately. The First Degree I went Camosun College in late 2010, and transfered to the University of Victoria in 2012. As of June 2016, I’ve finished my program and recieved my degree! I’m...

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The Menagerie of Badssl

Late last year I was given an opporunity to participate in the Mozilla Winter of Security 2016! I’m happy to report it was, and still is, super cool. Plans diverted significantly at the very start of the project as it was discovered that the “menagerie” of certificates we wanted to build already existed. What joy! In order to avoid any “not-invented-here” syndrome problems we pivoted, like a failing startup, and I moved to become a contributor to BadSSL. One of my mentors, April King, happened to already be a contributor to BadSSL and helped me get acquainted with the repository...

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Site Redesign

I’ve begun redesigning my website with my own theme! With school finishing and new employment looming I decided to take the time to make my site truly my own. As a result I’ve rewritten all of the Jekyll liquid templates and styles myself and have been having a lot of fun learning how to use things like display: flexbox. I’m sure there will be bugs and people will have suggestions on how to improve things, please feel welcome to email me if you do.

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Gathering Our Voices 2016

This year helped again with Gathering Our Voices. I worked in the same capacity as previous years and had a similarly great time. Rather than talking at length about events I’d rather share pictures. All of these photos were taken by my friend Geoff Howe. All images are wholly owned by the BCAAFC and you may not reproduce or use them in anything without their permission. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

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