I almost fell for the classic crypto currency blunder. . .

trezor naked brokennaked trezor fixedOne of my older Trezor’s had a little hardware issue (USB port broke off).  when i went to look for my paper backup, it was not where i expected.  With no backup, I had no way to transfer the coins or tokens.  This is essentially how coins get burned.  Without access to the key, they aren’t your coins. it would be a shame to loose these assets, so i sought out a solution.

repair workspace trezor testingLuckily, i had some expert help.  my guy, referred me to his guy.  amazing work.  Huge thanks to Bill, for averting catastrophe.  now i am putting my new paper backup somewhere safe.  (and somewhere else, also safe)

acme.sh is the ultimate DNS/SSL toolset! i have wasted my life!

I’ve been automating SSL renewals for almost as long as i’ve been deploying them.  for the most part, it is very smooth and easy to do.  (thanks mostly to certbot and the hard work over at let’s encrypt)  The trouble comes up with non publicly addressable servers and other custom setups. cough cough. . . Unifi. . . cough cough.

I recently discovered a tool that makes all those complicated setups as easy as the original certbot installs. acme.sh is that tool.  two lines!  not since screen have i regret any time i spent not using such a tool.

./acme.sh –renew -d “unifi.domain.com”

./acme.sh –deploy -d “unifi.domain.com” –deploy-hook unifi