Exercising your printer with Automator and crontab

posted on: December 16th, 2015

A high quality printer is a significant investment for an enthusiast photographer. They are a marvel of modern technology, but the pro-level wide-format printers needed to print on the larger roll paper stock are designed to be used in a print-every-day production environment. The infrequent use that is common among enthusiast photographers can result in clogged print heads that may require ink-wasting power cleaning cycles, or in the worst case, an expensive printer head replacement to remedy. ⇒

categories:  automation, configuration, mac osx   tags:  configuration, mac osx, printer maintenance


Adding SSL to an EC2 instance

posted on: May 6th, 2014

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about the need for enabling secure https access to my website. I am not engaging in any ecommerce. I don’t ask anyone for their money or even their opinions. ⇒

categories:  configuration, security, webserver   tags:  security, configuration, ec2, globessl

Amazon EC2 server and Statamic

posted on: May 2nd, 2014

Why would anyone want to roll their own webserver from scratch? I’ll say up front that even asking the question brands you as a bona-fide member of the techie crowd. But their are some legitimate reasons you might want to do this: ⇒

categories:  webserver, statamic, configuration   tags:  ec2, php, linux, ami, ssh, sftp