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Almost all commercial media boxes, such as the AppleTV 2, have no internal storage. I want to build a fully portable, internet non-dependant media centre. As with all things the first step is a plan!

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I've wanted to write an article on how I became my own certificate authority for some time, but while doing some research on it I came across an article by CyberPunk that fill the gap I wanted to fill. So Instead I will just leave this link here.

http://n0where.net/certificate-authority

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TrueCrypt is dead, long live TrueCrypt. In a move that shocked everyone on the internet TrueCrypt was taken down and all links to download versions prior to 7.2 were removed. I, and others I know, still make heavy use of TrueCrypt so I wanted a place on the net where I could permanently store and offer an archive of the last, fully functional, official TrueCrypt 7.1a
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I do not format my desktop PC very often, I reinstall my laptop three or four times a month but not my primary machine. With almost every clean installation I have to lookup how to install Oracle's Java instead of using the pre installed version OpenJDK.

Since I search for it so often I thought it was well past time I wrote a guide of my own.

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Regular users of NxFifteen will be aware I tend to give little or no warning about service downtime. In most cases this is because the setup I use is working the way it should and needs no messing with, but things go wrong and I scrabble to get everything back up and running. This time is different.

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I make heavy use of git for all my software development because it gives me a "universal undo" feature. So here is how I was able to revert my master git branch after committing some bad code
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