2022 Recap

2022 went by in a blur. Some of the major events: * Ordered 2800sqft of flooring (that turned out to be defective) * Had already scheduled old flooring removal, so went ahead with that process * Spent 2 months getting defective flooring returned * New flooring was chosen and ordered, due to supply chain…

Self-hosting has been fun, but...

I'm moving! This blog, and actually physically moving. The Ghost platform has been my favorite blogging platform for awhile now, and it's portability is one of the big reasons why. Due to relocating, and unknown internet options at my new residence, I decided to stop self-hosting this blog and moved…

Looping Year In Review - 2020

It's been awhile since I've posted! 2020 was a busy year, with plenty of things that I'm grateful for, and plenty of circumstances and world events that I wish hadn't happened. I'm not getting into any of that. What I do want to share is how 2020 looked for me,…

T1D Management - Looping Update

Back in March I wrote a post about my initial experience with Loop. Since then a lot has changed in the world, my daily routines have completely changed, stress levels are way up, and my blood glucose levels have reflected the craziness. Through it all, however, Loop has worked very…

Filling Up My Fractal Node 804 At Last

I’ve been working on filling all the bays in my Fractal Node 804 case for months now. I actually filled it awhile ago, but accidentally killed 4 out of 5 brand-new WD drives by using the wrong SATA power connector cable from my modular PSU (note: turns out even…

Type 1 Diabetes Management - Looping

In November of 2004 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes - an autoimmune disorder that I was told was treatable, but not currently curable, although "we would likely have a cure within 5 years". It's more than 15 years later, and newly diagnosed T1D's are still being told that…

UniFi Security Gateway - Bypassing AT&T's Arris BGW210-700

As a homelab enthusiast and datahoarder, my network is not what most people would consider "normal". I have needs...or at least I have created needs that I have to find a solution for. After a year of using the AT&T provided Arris BGW210-700 in IP Passthrough mode along…

Thoughts On v2tec/watchtower (For Docker Containers)

I have a love/hate relationship with v2tec/watchtower. I love that it will auto-update my containers, keeping all my configs and cleaning up my old images. I hate that it doesn't handle dependent containers better. And I'm giving up on trying to use it for containers that "need" to…