November 06 2022

Sun 06 November 2022


It's November! That most wonderful time of the year when your brain and being need a little more maintenance.

Part of my maintenance schedule is taking the worsening weather as a prompt to feel less guilty about not going outside and doing outside things -- i.e. getting to coding and home sysadmin projects before Advent of Code kicks off.

Having ditched Kubernetes at home for various reasons, I've been running Nomad instead for homelab stuff. It is a lot more straightforward for my purposes, and reminds me a lot more of Borg from my time in the chocolate mines.

I'd also been running Consul for service discovery (mostly via DNS interface), and was planning on doing proper secrets management with Vault -- However, Nomad 1.4 added a few nice features, including something that's not as shiny as Vault, but works for my own purposes. So, I was looking to slim back to just Nomad and get rid of the rest of the ecosystem entirely.

After racking my brains for a cool and down-with-the-kids project name, enter nomad-dns-exporter, which is now happily pointing nginx and other various scripts and such at nomad services via DNS, no consul required (unless I turn down consul and discover it is, of course :-))

It's a homelab, so I get to replace some proper software with duct tape, and learned a few things along the way -- so, homelab mission accomplished!

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June 06 2021

Sun 06 June 2021

The last few days (among other things) saw a little work on the previous project, as well as taking advantage of having new hardware to mess about with.

My desktop OS journey has a 12-year (or so) mac gap in it -- which is to say that I used to use …

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May 24 2021

Mon 24 May 2021


Showed up to a few low-key conferences last week (Multitasking between SLOconf and o11yfest for a few days).

It felt great to be catching up with some folks I hadn't in a while -- not having the GOOG hat on was a refreshing change. It's like the manager/director/VP/whatever …

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January 03 2021

Sun 03 January 2021


I'm now most of the way through the ~month or so I took off work. Around the start of it, I made a few plans, but I also resolved to unapologetically spend much of it just relaxing, and feeling non-guilty about that. It's something I've been working on, and I'm …

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December 31 2020

Thu 31 December 2020


My last attempt at doing the Home Automation/Domotics/Whatyacallit a few years back mostly involved buying expensive widgets, determining they are shite, or marketed at US power and outlets, and then discovering that setup and upgrades generally involved one ore more of downloading a random .exe from random websites …

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