Lunchbox Status Update

Recently I’ve been working a new project called ‘Lunchbox’. Basically, it is a GUI wrapper around vagrant projects so that you can use the power of vagrant and virtual machines without the learning curve. To start with, I’m targeting support for DrupalVM.

Here’s a quick status update of the project to date. It’s still not ready for prime time, but this will give you an idea of where the project is headed. If you’re a bleeding-edge kind of person or would like to contribute, head over to the Lunchbox project page and submit some PRs!

Notes on Raspberry Pi, LEMP, and CloudFlare

I spent the majority of the weekend converting and streamlining my hosting setup. The end result was a lot of learning and information – way to much to write up a step-by-step manual. However, I do want to share some notes and resources I found along the way.

The upshot – this site now runs off a Raspberry Pi!


  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • PNY Class 10 micro SD card

Basic Setup

Good initial checklist:

‘Diet Raspbian’: Create base micro-SD with image from

Fix keygen issues:

Run raspi-config:

  • sudo raspi-config
  • expand filesystem
  • change hostname (advanced)

Configure a static IP:

Set up ssh key login, disable password login:

Make sure it’s all up to date:

LEMP Setup


Loosely followed:


In nginx.conf:

Did not enter client_max_body_size 12m; Default of 1m will be good for now.

You can check file with:

You probably want to make this adjustment:


Turn off fopen

In php.ini:


Also helpful:


In my.conf: