I like to have my laptop encrypted in case I loose it or it get's stolen. This way I don't need to worry about the data I have stored on it. Since I'm having an SSD in my laptop it's necessary that I change some configs to have it supporting TRIM. TRIM is needed to have the SSD functioning correctly...

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I tried to configure the mail service postfix according to the official Proxmox VE wiki. After many hours I gave up and started to look for another solution. I then found a post on howtogeek.com on getting emails working with ssmtp. It's quite easy to setup and worked very well for me.

First insta...

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First we need to add the HP repositories

This are the Debian Jessie repositories from HP which contain the utilities to manage the raid controller e200i.

Paste this into /etc/apt/sourcelist

deb http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mcp jessie/current non-free

Now we have to add the GPG key...

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This tutorial shows my prefered first steps on a linux server. They are not the most secure settings however I think they provide a nice balance.

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Due to some changes in Swiss law I started to investigate ways to improve my privacy online. One of the things I came across was to change the DNS server.

I decided that I'm going to use https://dns.watch/index for this. I tested their service over the last few weeks and it worked very well.

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