Scott Willsey

iOS nerd, old school computer guy

Deploying SSH Keys To Your Server

I’ve yammered quite a bit about SSH and SSH key theory on this site. By now you should be itching to quit reading and start working, especially considering my glacial pace at wrapping this series up.

Previously in this series:

SSH Basics
SSH Key Theory
SSH Key Creation

In order for you to use a particular SSH key to login to a server, you need to have the private key on your local device or computer, and you need to have the public key stored on the server.

Remember, the private key is the one you hold close and the public key is the one you share to anyone who needs to authenticate you. The public key lets the server encrypt a message to you. You can decrypt the message with your private key and prove to the server that you must be you, since you are in possession of that private key. …

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Servers and Shortcuts

I’m not the most prolific writer in the best of times, and I’ve spent the past month doing many interesting and detailed things to Linux servers with my friend and BubbleSort co-wrangler Vic Hudson.

Rather than presenting this information to you as an excuse for my tardiness in publishing anything new, the takeaway here is that all this server poking and prodding has resulted in me having a new workflow for publishing to my sites, and that has resulted in me reworking my blog post publishing shortcut (and next, my podcast episode publishing shortcut).

Far from being more complex, my workflow is now simpler: all I have to do is parse the text of my blog post and make some text transformations that will make my post work when Hugo compiles it, choose a section, category, and some tags, and update my git repo and push that to GitHub.

The …

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Emmet extension for Panic Nova

Someday I need to write about Nova, the code editor from Panic that I use for web development. In the meantime, let me instead tell you about an extension for Nova that I just installed tonight which I knew about from Visual Studio Code.

It’s called Emmet.

Emmet lets you use shorthand to quickly enter html tags and css rules.

If you use Nova for web development, install Emmet. As Tim Cook would say, we think you’ll love it.

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