Author Archives: Anton Piatek

About Anton Piatek

Professional bit herder, amateur photographer. Linux and tech geek

Now with added SSL from letsencrypt

I’ve had SSL available on my site for some time using startssl, but as the certificate was expiring and requires manual renewal, I though it was time to try out letsencrypt. I’m a huge fan of the idea of letsencrypt, … Continue reading

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Hello Pace

After leaving¬†IBM I’ve joined Pace at their Belfast office. It is quite a change of IT sectors, though still the same sort of job. Software development seems to have a lot in common no matter which industry it is for. … Continue reading

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Bye bye big blue

After nearly 10 years with IBM, I am moving on… Today is my last day with IBM. I suppose my career with IBM really started as a pre-university placement at IBM, which makes my time in IBM closer to 11 … Continue reading

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Customise your linux prompt

If you use a Linux or Unix box with bash or zsh, and you haven’t come across Liquid Prompt, then I suggest you head there right now to install it. I’m loving having more info on the status line, especially … Continue reading

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Raspberry pi cloud print server

It turns out that a raspberry pi does a very good job of being a print server for a google cloud printer. Thanks to https://matthew.mceachen.us/blog/add-google-cloudprint-wifi-access-to-your-older-printer-with-a-raspberry-pi-1342.html I can now print at home directly from my phone!

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DIY LED cupboard lighting

When we moved into our new house last year we found a rather large corner cupboard in the kitchen which was rather difficult to see into because it was so dark. The cupboard was a great size for storing food, … Continue reading

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