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Linux on the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen2 (AMD)

Introduction My only PC is a desktop, where I dual boot Windows (for gaming only) and Linux (for everything else). My work provided me with Macbook (read more about that here), but I don’t use it to manage my personal servers, write personal code, browse the internet, etc… But, it would be really nice to SSH to a server from my couch on a device that’s not my phone. I figured it was time to get a laptop....

2022-11-09 · 5 min · Logan Marchione
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How to run Renovate on a self-hosted Gitea and Drone instance

Introduction I recently started using Mend’s Renovate bot to keep my dependencies up-to-date on my GitHub projects. GitHub already has tool for this called Dependabot, but it only works with GitHub. Renovate is much more flexible, and it’s also open-source, so it can run on other Git platforms, like my self-hosted Gitea and Drone instance at home. However, self-hosting Renovate is more difficult because the hosted version takes care of a lot of the “magic” for you, so it “just works”....

2022-10-24 · 8 min · Logan Marchione
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The best DevOps project for a beginner

Introduction I spend a lot of time on Reddit in r/devops, r/homelab, and r/selfhosted, where I always see different versions of the same question: It’s difficult to get hands-on experience in DevOps. What is a good beginner project? I’ve posted this answer to Reddit multiple times before, but this post will have more detail. Static site Build a static site. That’s the answer. Why A static site is a great beginner project because:...

2022-10-20 · 4 min · Logan Marchione
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Asus PCE-AX3000 on Linux

Introduction This post serves no real purpose other than to match SEO keywords for people searching for PCIe WiFi cards for Linux. My desktop is on the third floor of my house, unfortunately without wired internet. I’ve been using a PCIe 802.11n (WiFi 4) card since 2016 and realized it’s time to upgrade. TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Qualcomm Atheros AR9380 chipset 802.11a - 54Mbps 802.11b - 11Mbps 802.11g - 54Mbps 802.11n - 450Mbps (WiFi 4) WPA/WPA2 Comparison My access point is a UniFi UAP-AC-PRO, so at the very least, I wanted 802....

2022-09-27 · 2 min · Logan Marchione
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Homelab 10" mini-rack shelves

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on 10" mini-racks. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2022-09-16 Homelab 10" mini-rack shelves Comparison of 10" shelves 2021-01-05 Homelab 10" mini-rack Initial post about mini-rack Introduction ⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ This is an image-heavy post (I have lazy-loading enabled, so images should only load as you scroll) I know that the imperial system of units is inferior to the metric system, but these are 10-inch racks, not 254mm racks 🤷‍♂️ For my measurements, I’ve converted fractions (8-11/16) to decimals (8....

2022-09-16 · 4 min · Logan Marchione
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Adding a ZFS mirror to Proxmox

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on the DeskMini H470 as a hypervisor. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2022-09-07 Adding a ZFS mirror to Proxmox Add a ZFS mirror to Proxmox 2022-09-02 Adding data center SSDs to the DeskMini H470 Add 2x Intel D3-S4510 to the DeskMini H470 2021-06-23 ASRock DeskMini H470 as a compact hypervisor Initial post about DeskMini H470 Introduction In my last post, I added two Intel D3-S4510 960 SSDs to my ASRock DeskMini H470 running Proxmox....

2022-09-07 · 4 min · Logan Marchione
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Adding data center SSDs to the DeskMini H470

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on the DeskMini H470 as a hypervisor. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2022-09-07 Adding a ZFS mirror to Proxmox Add a ZFS mirror to Proxmox 2022-09-02 Adding data center SSDs to the DeskMini H470 Add 2x Intel D3-S4510 to the DeskMini H470 2021-06-23 ASRock DeskMini H470 as a compact hypervisor Initial post about DeskMini H470 Introduction Last year, I setup the ASRock DeskMini H470 as a compact hypervisor running Proxmox....

2022-09-02 · 8 min · Logan Marchione
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I tried to quit Firefox. I can't.

TL;DR I’m frustrated by Mozilla, but don’t see many alternative browsers that have such noble goals as Firefox. Introduction I have a confession: I tried really hard to quit Firefox, but I can’t. I’ve been using Firefox since the single-digit release days, and I’ve been publishing my Firefox config for five years now. In a recent experiment, I used Brave Browser exclusively for three months, but ended up moving back to Firefox....

2022-08-03 · 7 min · Logan Marchione
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Darlings of the self-hosted, open-source world

TL;DR In my opinion, these self-hosted, open-source applications are the best of what open-source can be. Home Assistant Jellyfin Pi-hole Nextcloud WordPress Introduction My hot water tank recently leaked, but (luckily for me) there was a floor drain right next to it. The next day (after having the tank fixed), I purchased a water leak sensor, added it to Home Assistant in under 2 minutes, and was able to get push notifications of future detected leaks....

2022-05-05 · 6 min · Logan Marchione
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Impressions from a first-time Mac user

Update: 2022-04-15 I typically average around 100 unique visitors to this site per day. Below is a screenshot from my Plausible analytics setup showing the traffic spike up to almost 14k unique visitors from HackerNews (and other sources). Update: 2022-04-12 I posted this article to that orange site and it blew up more than I expected. I reached #3 of the front page (screenshot below) and am officially on the top 10 list for 2022-04-11....

2022-04-11 · 7 min · Logan Marchione