03 March, 2024

Basic Internet "No knead" baguette bread

Here's one I prepared earlier!

So, this is basically just a slightly tweaked rip-off of this "5 minute baguette" recipe video from Voila - Voila! on YouTube. I got sick of trying to hunt-down the video bookmark just to read the recipe quantities again, so I thought I'd write them up here for reference.

Spoiler alert: The "5 minute" title just refers to the actual working time. It still takes overnight to prove, which improves the flavour and texture of the bread immensely, and also helps to smooth over any rough parts of the prep or ingredient ratios. There's also tens of minutes to bake and rest before you can enjoy the fruits of your labour.

I'll start with the most basic and simple presentation of the recipe and then talk about the details and finally put in a couple of slightly more fiddly tweaks at the end.

04 January, 2024

Set-up SSH with PAM tokens under Fedora 39


So in years gone past, I've had systems with SSH and PAM configured "nicely" to allow users to log-in using either a pre-shared SSH public key pair or a password together with a one-time token from the Google authenticator app running on my Android phone.

When I tried to set this up again recently with the current Fedora release (39), it didn't work as I expected. So I spent a couple of head-scratching days fiddling with every little nitty-gritty setting trying to find-out the problem. It turned-out that there are several things that needed to be changed, so I thought I might as well blog it for posterity.