Ignacio Torres Masdeu

Technical musings of a proud father of three living in Bages, a Catalan county.


2018 wk.29: docker run certbot/dns-digitalocean

Published on 2018-07-20

I’m in the middle of migrating my home services from docker on NixOS to a private Joyent Triton deployment.

While doing this my certificates expired. A few years ago I settled on using Google’s acme client, but it has not been updated to Let’s Encrypt v2 API. So I looked back on certbot and, to my surprise, it has two great additions:

tl;dr, this is how you use the certbot-dns-digitalocean plugin from docker to obtain a wildcard certificate.

docker run -ti --rm \
  -v /home/itorres/var/dockerdata/letsencrypt/var:/var/lib/letsencrypt \
  -v /home/itorres/var/dockerdata/letsencrypt/etc:/etc/letsencrypt \
  certbot/dns-digitalocean certonly --dns-digitalocean \
    --dns-digitalocean-credentials /etc/letsencrypt/secrets/do.ini \
	-d "itorres.net" -d "*.itorres.net"

I will definitely donate to EFF for this.

2018 wk.3: Two weeks in San Francisco

Published on 2018-01-20

I have been in San Francisco for two weeks now and today I flight back home. I am really looking forward to spend time with Jan, Nil and Pau.

I finally went to the DNA Lounge the same night I arrived, on January 6, and Bootie was really fun. But at 10:30PM I was on my own and quite tired after more than 24h of travel so I went back to the apartment.

Although it was a work trip I got to walk the city on my second weekend here. And when I say walk I mean it: East Side (5 miles) on Saturday and West Side (10 miles) on Sunday.

I really enjoyed walking through the western shoreline of the Presidio park.

And to boot today there is a Women’s March against Trump in San Francisco’s Civic Center. And all around the country.

2017 wk.44: Thirteen years

Published on 2017-11-01

Thirteen years ago I moved to Catalonia.

Since then and in no particular order I: met Sara, became a parent of three kids, ran over a series of jobs and professional projects, moved two times inside Barcelona and a last one to Sallent, learnt Catalan, improved my English a lot, started telecommuting, founded guifibages, a non profit internet provider over Guifi, and started cooperating with local far-left collectives. Among many other things.

Not bad for thirteen years. Let’s see what the years until 2030 yield.