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Beryl travel router with OpenWrt

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on using OpenWrt. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2024-02-06 Beryl travel router with OpenWrt OpenWrt revisited 2016-04-28 OpenWrt upgrade process OpenWrt upgrade 2015-08-26 OpenWrt with OpenVPN server on TP-Link Archer C7 Initial post 2015-02-15 OpenWrt with OpenVPN client on TP-Link TL-MR3020 Initial post Introduction I’ve been on a couple trips in the last month and needed a way to share a single internet connection with multiple devices (e....

2024-02-06 · 12 min · 2396 words · Logan Marchione
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Deploying Hugo with CloudFront and S3 (for real this time)

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on deploying Hugo. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2023-11-08 Deploying Hugo with CloudFront and S3 (for real this time) Deploying Hugo with CloudFront and S3 (for real this time) 2022-02-08 Deploying Hugo with Netlify Deploying on Netlify 2021-10-13 Deploying Hugo with CloudFront and S3 Deploying on CloudFront and S3 2021-09-21 Deploying Hugo with AWS Amplify Deploying on Amplify TL;DR Good news everyone!...

2023-11-08 · 12 min · 2392 words · Logan Marchione
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Keebio Sinc split keyboard

TL;DR I got a new keyboard 😁 Your browser does not support video. Your browser does not support video. Introduction ⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ This is an image-heavy post (I have lazy-loading enabled, so images should only load as you scroll) My only “good” lighting is in the kitchen, and I don’t have a DSLR or macro lens, so excuse the blurry close-up shots and shadows 🤷‍♂️ I’ve been using a WASD CODE 87-key mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Clear switches since 2017....

2023-08-30 · 10 min · 2101 words · Logan Marchione
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Using the Bangle.js 2 smartwatch for one week

TL;DR This is a long post. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, the TL;DR is below. The Bangle.js 2 is an open-source, hackable smartwatch that runs Javascript (yes, you read that correctly). Is it as shiny and fast as the Apple Watch? No. However, comparing an Apple Watch to the Bangle.js 2 is like comparing apples (no pun intended) to oranges. The Bangle.js 2 isn’t going to be super-fast and 60Hz smooth (like the Apple Watch), but if you remember that you’re running Javascript on a SoC the size of a shirt button, then you’ll be impressed....

2023-07-16 · 10 min · 2042 words · Logan Marchione
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LoRa and Meshtastic

Introduction I’ve been itching to work on some hardware projects lately and kept seeing ESP32-related things pop up on Reddit. In particular, I was coming across a lot of LoRa projects, and then started down a rabbit hole. LoRa LoRa (from long range) is a proprietary radio technology that is owned by Semtech. It is designed for long-range (e.g., 10km), low-bandwidth (i.e., measured in Kbps), low-power communication, primarily for internet of things (IoT) networks....

2023-05-24 · 5 min · 866 words · Logan Marchione
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Continuous Delivery with Docker Compose and Drone

Introduction I’m slowly transitioning all of my applications from a Docker Compose-based setup to running on Kubernetes (specifically, K3s). Part of the reason I love Kubernetes is the tooling around it. I (try to) practice GitOps, so all of my Kubernetes configuration is in a public GitHub repo. I’m happily using GitHub Actions and Renovatebot for Continuous Integration (CI). For example, each PR has tests run on it, then if specific conditions are met, the PR is merged....

2023-04-04 · 5 min · 1050 words · Logan Marchione
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My experience replacing the Steam Deck SSD

Update: 2024-01-12 I couldn’t resist the lure of the Steam Deck OLED. I purchased the 512GB model (the same size as my Steam Deck LCD upgraded Kioxia BG4 drive) and used it for a few weeks before purchasing a 1TB Kioxia BG4. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have just purchased the 1TB Steam Deck OLED directly from Valve, since the difference between the 512GB and 1TB model was only $100, and I spent much that on the aftermarket 1TB Kioxia BG4....

2023-01-17 · 10 min · 2119 words · Logan Marchione
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K3s cluster updates

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on my journey into K3s. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2022-12-07 K3s cluster updates Updates to the cluster build 2022-03-29 Kubernetes GUIs Exploring Kubernetes GUIs 2022-03-11 K3s single-node cluster for noobs Deploying K3s Introduction It’s been a while since my last K3s post. In that time, I’ve torn-down and rebuilt my single-node cluster a dozen times, but never actually moved any workloads to that cluster....

2022-12-07 · 8 min · 1562 words · Logan Marchione
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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 · 949 words · 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 · 1508 words · Logan Marchione
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