My name is Per

Occasionally new content. Always bad opinions.

Nov 18, 2018

What are hats?

Well, it is quite simple. Let us take a look.

Jul 22, 2018

Containerizing the infrastructure

If you’ve been keeping an eye on my GitHub repos lately — and let’s be honest, who hasn’t — you might have noticed that several of my projects have acquired Dockerfiles.

Dec 19, 2017

It'll be our dirty little secret

Here’s another update on what I’ve been doing lately, for the 1 person who follows my blog. Hi mom! Just kidding. My mom doesn’t read my blog.

Nov 29, 2017

Headless wifi for the Pi

I was setting up a headless Raspberry Pi today and was happy to find that you can preload wifi settings onto it, removing the need for any physical interaction with the thing. But there’s a trick to it.

Oct 2, 2017

CrimsonWars.net is up

I love my little side projects, but they always end up being some sort of interactive app. I want to make more regular websites, but what can I possibly make that hasn’t already been made a thousand times before?

Jun 26, 2017

PIA on a Pi

Here’s a short guide to setting up a VPN on Linux — specifically Private Internet Access on a Raspberry Pi, because I’m mostly writing this as a reminder to myself — with a kill switch to prevent non-VPN traffic. I’m targeting a Pi 3 with Raspbian Jessie here, but the...

Jan 31, 2017

Sometimes, the internet does forget

Remember that old adage that goes something like, once you put it on the internet, it will be there forever? Well, sometimes it won’t. And then at some point, maybe it will. Wait, what?

Dec 18, 2016

Simplification is a good thing

Although PHP is (with good reason) regarded as a bad language, it holds a special place in my heart. It was the first useful programming language I learned when I started getting into coding in my teens, and since then I have used it for everything from simple dynamic pages...

Oct 20, 2016

A quick note about PIA port forwarding

I use the Private Internet Access VPN provider, which allows you to request forwarding of a single port from the public IP to your machine. It’s a cool feature that technically allows you to run any kind of server application through an anonymized connection, though its primary use case is...