Recent Posts

Upgrading the home network to use Ubiquiti products

Posted on Wed 13 March 2019 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

My home network received a major upgrade. This post covers the new hardware and impressions a month after the upgrade.


Fixing XPS 13 (Ubuntu) and Thunder Bolt 16 issue after BIOS update

Posted on Thu 31 January 2019 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

Updating BIOS using a Dell provided update broke how my Thunder Bolt dock and XPS interacted. This is how I fixed it.


Autobuild and Deploy this Pelican Blog

Posted on Thu 15 November 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical, Pelican

It's time to automate the deployment of this Pelican blog. This is a walkthrough of how I set it up.


Backing up Ubuntu laptop to Ubuntu Server with passwordless rsync

Posted on Wed 26 September 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

The server has been running and the laptop needs to be backed up. This walks through how I did it.


Deploying a Flask Slack app on Google Cloud Platform

Posted on Fri 13 July 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

Setup a Slack app using Flask and deploy it to Google's Cloud


Set up Dynamic CloudFlare IP with Let's Encrypt

Posted on Wed 25 April 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

Time to make the server accessible from the internet and secure it with an SSL certificate


Setting up GitLab on the new server

Posted on Fri 13 April 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

Let's set up some private repositories on GitLab


Travis CI doesn't keep your environment variable secure

Posted on Mon 02 April 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

Travis CI does not keep your environment variables secure if you transfer a repository.


Installing NextCloud

Posted on Tue 27 March 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

The ZFS pool is set up. It's time to use all that storage space and install NextCloud.


Setting up a ZFS pool on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Thu 15 February 2018 in Technical Solutions • Tagged with technical

With the backup server assembled, it's time to start configuring it. This post covers setting up the ZFS pool for all the data