stdoutCoding and Technology

If you have a Debian server, there are different reasons that you might not want to run a mail server, or you might not even be able to. Setting up postfix or sendmail can be a complicated, daunting task that not a lot of people have the time or interest to do. Even if you want to, if you’re running your server at home there’s a good chance your ISP blocks outgoing email on port 25. This is a simple solution for setting up outgoing-only SMTP for your server.

Every project is going to start accumulating a list of things that would be nice to have, or that you just need to get around to, but not right at this moment. There are all sorts of tools you can use to track these things, from Github Issues to Tomboy all the way down to the lowly todo.txt file. That’s exactly what we’re here to talk about.

I’ve recently been trying out Vagrant for a couple different tasks in my development workflow, and I’ve found it to be truly wonderful in certain roles. For those that haven’t heard of it, Vagrant is basically a wrapper that makes managing development virtual machines much less painful. I’m using it with VirtualBox, but it also supports software such as VMWare and server environments including Amazon EC2.