Running Python CGI Scripts on the Raspberry Pi

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Python is the language of choice for controlling the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins. It seems only natural then that to interact with your Pi over the web it should run a web server able to handle Python CGI scripts. Following the steps below […]

Automating Rsync Backups to Amazon EC2

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A while back I wrote about how to perform incremental backups via rsync to an Amazon EC2 instance. The script worked great when run manually from a Python interpreter but I always ran into issues when trying to automate the […]

Backup to AWS EBS via Rsync and Boto 3

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Update 11/2015: Updated the script to use boto3 and waiters Switched to use the t2.micro instance type with VPC More detailed setup instructions Overview Amazon Web Services Elastic Block Storage provides cheap, reliable storage—perfect for backups. The idea is to temporarily […]

Mailman and Exim4 on Debian

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Update 10/21/2008: By the way, this article now appears on the Debian Administration web site! I recently installed Mailman on on my server to provide a mailing list for my extended family. While in the end, I was able to […]