Day 105 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 105 of #100daysofhomelab and I have been working on upgrading from Bird 1.6 to 2.0. Also, some news updates and links.

day 104 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 104 of #100daysofhomelab and not major going on. Back in $dayjob, so busy catching up with that. Some links, news and updates below:

  • Found a VSCode plugin for adding timestamps to files called VSCode InsertDateString. makes adding the time to markdown files easier.
  • Cloudflare have announced a new Zero Trust SIM card. This could be very cool! For me, I am thinking a basic data only SIM would work in the tracker in my car (low data usage). A higher data usage option would be the 4G router in the boot/trunk of the car giving Wifi Access to my Dashcam (you can read more about that here). I wonder what would happen with phone calls and text messages though? Is it going to be data only?
  • Still looking at the hugo migrations page for moving from Wordpress over to Hugo for the main site…
  • And since this is a homelab post, just a note on the whole Proxmox auth with Azure AD: You cant open a terminal when you use that feature… There is probably a setting i am missing, but you will still need to login as root to open a terminal…
  • Also, apt-cacher-ng is working very well. Updated all 3 proxmox boxes today. only used about a third of the bandwidth to do updates!

Day 103 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 103 of #100daysofhomelab updates:

  • my NUC running Proxmox crashed again last night taking down half my AD and DNS infrastructure… again! More digging though the BIOS/UEFI required to try fix it…
  • trying to move my AS204994 site from Wordpress over to Hugo.
  • Once that is moved, doing the same with my main blog
  • They will all be served though Cloudflare Pages
  • By moving to Cloudflare Pages and Hugo, I can then get rid of my Cloudflare Workers rewriter!

Day 102 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 102 of #100daysofhomelab and still fighting with my Cloudflare Workers stuff.

  • I though i had added caching to it, but it looks like i broke something. Its writing the result to cache, but not able to read it properly…
  • on the more homelab side of things, just gone though some boxes and checked their update status.
  • want to move all my old docker stuff from my docker vm, aptly named docker to my new new-docker box. or even build a third one. Ideally, chance the names to docker-01 and docker-02.
  • Still wanting to move GodBoxV3 from Windows Server 2022 over to ProxMox. It currently has 2x20 Core Xeon Gold processors, 256GB RAM, 2x512GB NVMe drives in RAID for boot, 5 more 512Gb NVMe’s in RAID for fast storage, 8x8TB HDDs for bulk storage and 2x960GB SSDs for other storage… It also has a Quadro P2000 Graphics card in there.
  • If i get it moved to ProxMox, i could set up TrueNAS as a VM with most of the disks, plus then build a Plex Server with the P2000. More work required.

Day 101 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 101 of #100daysofhomelab is mostly more work on my Cloudflare Workers stuff…

  • Trying to adapt the edge cache html worker from Cloudflare to work with my Cloudinary Re Writer.
  • looking into building an app for automatically uploading images to Cloudinary based on what is in a markdown file, and then rewrite the URL to use said URL…
  • Actual home lab stuff is checking for updates. I am finished my holidays now, so i should be back mostly in the homelab, so more actual homelab stuff coming in the next few days.

Day 100 of 100daysofhomelab

I finally made it! day 100 of #100daysofhomelab and a post about what I have done in that 100 Days!

Some Tweet Stats. I got the info from Vicinitas and exported my last 3200 tweets to Excel. Filter based on the tweet including the #100daysofhomelab hashtag and here are some numbers:

Now, things i have learned and worked on in those 100 days:

So, its been a busy few months! I am going to continue using the miniblog as a homelab blog, but will have some stuff up on the main blog or the Cloudshed blog. Not sure if i should still be using #100daysofhomelab. I have seen some tweets for day 101 and 102… So, maybe it will continue! We will see!

In the words of Vinny Jones:

Day 99 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 99 of #100daysofhomelab… and i’m still trying to get Azure AD Sync working… But i did get comments on my blog!

  • I have an on-prem AD which is brand new, and an Azure AD which has been in production since 2012… I have an on prem user and a main Azure AD user, but getting them to sync is not working… Ugh… I keep getting an AttributeValueMustBeUnique Error… I also seem to be getting permission-issue errors… I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR! WTF?!
  • Microsoft now have Systemd support in WSL.
  • Plex Pro week, 2022 started a few days ago with a video from Linus Tech Tips. Some other interesting articles on their blog here.
  • I am still battling with my Cloudflare Workers Rewrite thing, but I am thinking of moving from Wordpress back to Hugo. I can then add the photo work as part of the Hugo build…
  • Finally, I added comments using to this site. You need a Github account to comment, but try it out!

Tomorrow is day 100 of #100daysofhomelab, and I am planning a retrospective of what I have done over the last 100 days!

Day 98 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 98 of #100daysofhomelab and ive been working on Cloudflare Workers stuff and trying to fix my Azure AD Sync.

  • I use Wordpress on my main blog and the AS204994 site with the Cloudinary Plugin for images. I am trying to rewrite the URLs to use a different domain for image hosting. It will do caching of images, saving bandwidth on Cloudinary and hopefully making things faster… So far, not working as planned, but getting closer…
  • I have some (very minor, mostly caching and logging edits) edits to the original Cloudflare Workers code for the Cloudinary Proxy from wesbos.
  • looks like my Azure AD Sync failed at some stage, so digging though that to fix it.
  • Also, seems something on the network is acting up… I think this might be appropriate…
it was dns

Day 97 of 100daysofhomelab

Day 97 (getting VERY close now!) of #100daysofhomelab and i have been playing with OSPF and AD.

  • Mikrotik released a new update, 7.6beta7 of RouterOS, and 2 of the fixes are:
    • ospf - fixed checksum calculation;
    • ospf - improved logging when invalid configuration is detected;
  • This now allows my OSPFv3 connection to connect! But i am still having issues actually sending routes. More tweaks required.
  • Also managed to get my AD Syncing with Azure AD. My users don’t match, but thats a job for tomorrow, probably.