Speed. I.. am.. Speed.

“One winner, 42 losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast. A little brekie could be good for me….”

My quest for speed lead to using 1TB of data every day…

Going Banana

That’s right… just one banana. I have been looking to upgrade the Raspberry PI 3 that has been operating as home lab’s reverse proxy. While it would have been more familiar to find another Raspberry Pi 4 to use, their availability is, well, terrible. I found a workable, potentially more appropriate, solution in the Banana… Continue reading Going Banana

Badges… We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

Well… Maybe we do. This is a quick plug (no reimbursement of any kind) for the folks over at Shields.io, who make creating custom badges for readme files and websites an easy and fun task. A Quick Demo The badges above are generated from Shields.io. The first link looks like this: My Github username (spyder007)… Continue reading Badges… We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

Building Software Longevity

The “Ship of Theseus” thought experiment is an interesting way to start fights with historians, but in software, replacing old parts with new parts is required for building software longevity. Designing software in ways that every piece can be replaced is vital to building software for the future. The Question The Wikipedia article presents the… Continue reading Building Software Longevity

A big mistake and a bit of bad luck…

In the Home Lab, things were going good. Perhaps a little too good. A bonehead mistake on my part and hardware failure combined to make another ridiculous weekend. I am beginning to think this blog is becoming “Matt messed up again.” Permissions are a dangerous thing I wanted to install the Azure DevOps agent on… Continue reading A big mistake and a bit of bad luck…

Tech Tips – Moving away from k8s-at-home

Much of what I learned about Helm charting and running workloads in Kubernetes I credit to the contributors over at k8s-at-home. There expansive chart collection helped me start to jump in to Kubernetes. Last year, they announced they were deprecating their repositories. I am not surprised: the sheer volume of charts they had meant they… Continue reading Tech Tips – Moving away from k8s-at-home