Fresh Starts

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 26 October 2014.

For the first time in many years, I have a Windows PC. This is the first computer I've owned outright since ~2009, when I starting using company-owned laptops full-time. Having my own computer has been refreshing: separating my work and home computing has been on my TODO list for ages.

As a challenge, I'm trying to set up the new computer without any help from my very customized MacBook. Shortcuts like using an existing SSH key are out. Just to edit this blog:

  1. Install Cygwin
  2. Generate new ssh key
  3. Login to server using web console to add new public key, but paste isn't working
  4. Add public key to GitHub (note: could/should have used GitLab)
  5. Use curl + tail to append public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
  6. Fix permissions problems on cygwin ~/.ssh directory and files
  7. On server, checkout gitolite admin directory and add new public key
  8. On Windows machine, checkout blog directory

So that's how I end up with a very useful post about how I made the post.