Welcome to pieps.org - Nick Piepmeier's personal homepage.

These are the Pieps haps:

<2016/11/12> You know that old gym membership you still have because it's too much of a hassle to cancel? Well I've finally moved this site from an old Rackspace VPS that hadn't been updated in 6 years to GKE, partly because it's cheaper, but mostly because I'm pretty sure the Rackspace VPS was pwned by 2/3 of the world's computer-owning disaffected youth. So uh, my bad to anyone using it to mine cryptocurrencies or whatever the cool kids are doing these days.

<2010/06/27> New haps, you guys! Considering how tedious it is to update this thing with basic HTML updates, I've decided to sell out and join the tumblelogging craze. Now you can see all the real actual Pieps haps RIGHT HERE.
At some point in the future I might decide to host something locally (I love having control over my content), but right now tumblr is good enough for me.

<2010/04/05> I'm a Noogler! And a Data Liberator!

<2010/02/24> After replacing most of the parts in my laptop, it's alive once again!
Now the only thing standing between me and making this domain useful is sheer laziness and the fact that the things I want to play with aren't stable on multithreaded implementations of Apache. But really, isn't that always the problem?

Here are the older haps of Pieps


Mail - Now primarily hosted on Google Apps, with some cardboard fins hosted at pieps.org tacked on for extra spiffiness.

The wiki that used to be here kept getting compromised, so that's gone now. If I ever feel like exporting an archaic MediaWiki database into static content, the random smattering of stuff that used to be in it might make its way back up here.
Don't hold your breath.


A writeup for my college senior project on music creation games

My LinkedIn Profile

My Twitter account (@pieps) - Now you can keep up on the mundane daily hapenings of Nick Piepmeier! Follow away, good people.


The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain. This book hits so many issues on the head. It really should be required reading for anyone who uses technology today. And reading it shouldn't be a problem - the book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 license and is freely downloadable. Seriously. Read this book. It's really important.

Crypt patch for Cyrus-SASL - Looking at the traffic logs for my site, this is what you're probably here for. You might also want to take a look at my mail server setup guide, specifically the part regarding Cyrus SASL, as it natively handles the auth of encrypted passwords in a less kludgey way and doesn't keep you from using current versions of things. The wiki is down and out, but Flurdy's excellent Postfix setup guide has instructions.

Free DNS - This wonderful service helps with the fact that getting a static IP address without paying an arm and a leg to most telecoms is essentially impossible.

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