There's something to say about wiping a server clean and building it back up from scratch. I did just that with my personal web server and in doing so I was able to remove all the garbage that had collected over the years, free up resources, reorganize the file structure for virtual hosts, and start fresh with only the necessities. It feels good to have a clean, well organized machine.

Debian Linux

I chose to go with Debian as my OS and thus far I have been pleasantly surprised with the speed, reliability and ease of use. On another note, my Apache "skills" could use some sharpening as getting MOD_REWRITE and MOD_AUTH to work properly took a lot longer than it should have.


I tend to work a lot with SSH and web servers. At work the other day a coworker introduced me to a tool that easily allows one to mount an SFTP connection. It's one of the most useful tools I've used in quite some time and it's called Fuse SSHFS.

Download and install SSHFS

Create a directory in which to mount your connection to, replacing dir_name with the name you want to use.

sudo mkdir dir_name

Then run the following command, replacing the user root with the user you would like to use and with the IP address of the machine you're attempting to connect to. The :/ after the IP is the location on the server that you would like to mount and lastly /local/path/dir_name would be the path to the directory you created.

sudo sshfs -o allow_other,default_permissions /local/path/dir_name

Note: If your server is set to handle authorization via ssh key then a quick Google search will help you find the proper command to connect via that route.

It will then prompt you to enter your password for both your local machine and then your server.

That's all there is to it. Now open up the directory you created on your local machine and you should see your server files.

This tool can also be used and installed on Windows based systems as well as MacOSX with help from additional software.


After a couple of months of construction, we have finally opened the doors to Root Down Nutrition in Lakeville, Minnesota. Current hours are 7:00AM to 2:00PM Monday through Friday with evening hours of 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday's. We'll also be opening on Saturday's in the near future. Located at 16287 IPAVA AVE, LAKEVILLE, MN 55044.

Root Down Nutrition, Lakeville, MN

Stop on in an enjoy a healthy Smoothie, Shake, Tea among other great healthy snacks and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


Being that we are mostly confined to our home, it was about time to sign up for the horror and thriller streaming service known as Shudder, by AMC. I've been wanting to sign up for quite some time for, "The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs" alone. What really got me interested was finding out that they have a TV series based on the original Creepshow movies. We binge watched 3 episodes/6 stories tonight and each one was great.

If you're a fan of the Horror movie genre give Shudder a shot. They have a 7 day free trial if you sign up today. Here's a little tip. If you have Amazon Prime then sign up through them. You'll get a 30 day free trial and can browse the Shudder channel through your Amazon Prime app.

Creepshow TV Series


Microsoft has put up a COVID-9 Tracker that allows you to follow the outbreak as it is being reported.

COVID-9 Interactive Map

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Try to maintain 6 feet from people.

Symptoms include, Fever, Cough, and Shortness of breath

For more information visit the CDC and/or WHO

1  2  3  4  5  6  7