This past Monday I decided to tackle a repair on my car that I’ve been procrastinating on. Over the winter a rodent was living under the hood of my 2008 Honda Civic. It bit some wires on the main wire harness and wouldn’t start. To purchase a new wire harness would cost $500 and to have a mechanic do the work would have been more for labor as well as the cost to tow.
I spent half a day and $10 for replacement wire. Soldered the connections back and it started right back up!
I was artifically held up by wanting to do everything through #ansible first and instead paired it down to automating the common and security bits. I can automate services later, there are just too many I've been meaning to spin up to try before adopting.
For the new computer build I picked up the new Fractal Design Torrent Nano RGB case in black. It looks sweet and never have I ever built a computer with RGB. This will be the first and the motherboard, ram, and case all have RGB 😆
It'll be interesting how that works (or doesn't) with linux. I've seen some tools but maybe running the official tools through wine could work.
A lot has happened in the last year. I decided to pick up an 18u rack and rack mount my servers instead of building one. I also picked up two identically configured r620 servers which are clustered with the r420 but are mainly used as backup + failover for each other.
This #homelab hobby has really been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience for me. I’m always pursuing more knowledge and hands on experience. Doing so has only led to good things.
My son started getting into RC cars so I decided to get my old Tamiya Mad Bull running again. I’ve had it for at least 20 years and it’s in decent condition.
I ordered new electronics for it (radio, electronic speed control, motor, batteries, and charger). Swapped everything out, cleaned most of it by mainly just lubrication of gears/bearings. Just waiting for the batteries and charger now.
I am planning on building a small rack cabinet for the #homelab but right now it's sitting on a couple storage bins with wood laid underneath.
My lab also consistes of an old MacBook Pro (11,1) and MacBook Air (5,2) which I think will become strictly docker nodes. I run Debian 10 on all of these servers.
I'm still planning pretty heavily my long term goal but right now it's a NAS, Plex, and Nextcloud server for my family.
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Day 7 of my #sourdough starter. Still hasn’t risen a lot but it is bubbling. Going to try storing it in a cabinet and using slightly warmer water during its feeding.
Day 6 of my #sourdough starter. It hasn’t been rising and falling much but it’s still active. I’m going to try keeping a bit more of the mature starter before feeding it. Regardless of the outcome, I’m going to try to make bread this weekend.
I haven’t had the best luck with my #sourdough starter surviving past the third day. This time is different and it’s still active! Looks like I’ll be making bread soon after all.
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