Configuring VLANs on Proxmox- An Introductory Guide

Much easier to implement than I was expecting.
I am moving what will be my initial Mastodon server off of my main (Trusted) vlan to the IoT vlan. I need to investigate the best way to implement Proxmox in general. Should I create a Server vlan?… Read the rest

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Air quality measurement sensor with ESPhome

The original guide shows the build using the ESP8266 board. While there is nothing wrong with this build, the ESP8266 does not have built-in Bluetooth support, which is all the rage these days.

Source: Air quality measurement sensor with ESPhome

I have a working ESP32 prototype on my desk.… Read the rest

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What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 5

Forecast for the day is a heat advisory. If we haven’t already been under one, having one today was really bad news. I took advantage of not being able to work out in the yard to get caught up on the checking account and paying the couple of bills that were sitting on my desk.… Read the rest

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More Let’s Encrypt V3, Part B, Subparagraph G

Well, it has been three months since I last had to wrestle with Let’s Encrypt certs.

As expected, they did not auto-renew.

I issued the commands found in the previous post on this topic and noticed something.

[name@server ~]$ .acme.sh/acme.sh --issue --server letsencrypt -d www.nycnyne.net
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What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 4

Plan for the day was to limp my broken butt out to the yard and get the three beams in place and leveled. While having breakfast, Lowe’s had other ideas.

Son of a biscuit!

So, obviously, there is no longer a rush for me to get the beams in place.… Read the rest

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What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 3

If I had a late start yesterday, I was even more delayed on the third day.

First, I was informed that “the family” had decided that they wanted ad-blocking turned back on on the pfSense firewall. I was told to turn this off several months ago.… Read the rest

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What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 2

Definitely feeling my age, I got started on Day 2. The day’s goal was to clear the platform and assess the leveling situation. Stretch goal was to get the three 4″ x 4″ x 12′ pressure-treated beams on site. Of course, there were delays in getting out in the cool part of the day, so it is a good thing that I like heat.… Read the rest

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What I Did on My Mid-Summer Vacation: Day 1

I took the week of August 1st off in order to build a new shed in the yard. The old shed had a leaking roof and was, generally, falling apart. In order to build the new one, I had to clear the old one out of the way.… Read the rest

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Neofetch: For Super-Cool Login Banners

While I am writing blog posts, this is one that I find myself searching for quite often. Be another one to bake into the Ansible template. If you want a wicked awesome login banner, like this one:

sudo apt install neofetch
sudo bash -c $'echo "neofetch" >> /etc/profile.d/mymotd.sh
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Fun with Proxmox, PRTG, SNMP, and a boatload of Mea Cupla

The Elitedesk 800 G4 Mini PC is just about 100% built, hardware-wise. I am waiting for the VGA Flex IO port to arrive. Looks like I put it in the cart, but did not press “Buy” for a few days, so, mea culpa.… Read the rest

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