Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Warning/issue with micro-USB ZNTER 1250mAh AA rechargeable batteries


These rechargeable AA batteries sold under the ZNTER brand are cool... until they are damn too hot.

Actually, one of mine started to smoke heavily. Too bad, I like the idea for technophilic trekkers like me, as they require no bulky AA charger. I did not use them a lot though, and I bought 4 more lately so one was perhaps only defective on arrival (DOA).

Anyhow, the charging circuit is probably wrong if it can get to this point without shutting down. It even killed the plug from the 4-way micro USB cable.

In the end: do not buy, or at least do not charge without an eye on them!

ZNTER 1250mAh "AA" rechargeable batteries, which have an embedded circuitry powered by a micro-usb plug!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Script to add a Let’s Encrypt free certificate to an existing Lighttpd web server

Add Let’s Encrypt Certificates to Lighttpd

I wrote a bash script to help add a let's encrypt SSL certificate to a lighttpd web server via the console. Weirdly, they only provide fully automated support for Apache and Nginx as of now (but anyhow, I like to do it my way).

I highly recommend doing so not only because their certificates are free, but also because they help a lot reducing the usual manual burden to install an SSL certificate on an existing web site.