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Virtually Potato migrated to GitHub Pages!

3 minute read

After a bit less than a year of hosting my little technical blog with Hashnode, I spent a few days migrating the content over to a new format hosted with Git...

AdGuard Home in Docker on Photon OS

6 minute read

I was recently introduced to AdGuard Home by way of its very slick Home Assistant Add-On. Compared to the relatively-complicated Pi-hole setup that I had imp...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Four

10 minute read

My last post in this series marked the completion of the vRealize Orchestrator workflow that I use for pre-provisioning tasks, namely generating a unique seq...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Three

7 minute read

Picking up after Part Two, I now have a pretty handy vRealize Orchestrator workflow to generate unique hostnames according to a defined naming standard. It e...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part Two

22 minute read

We last left off this series after I’d set up vRA, performed a test deployment off of a minimal cloud template, and then enhanced the simple template to use ...

vRA8 Custom Provisioning: Part One

8 minute read

I recently shared some details about my little self-contained VMware homelab as well as how I integrated {php}IPAM into vRealize Automation 8 for assigning I...

Using VS Code to explore giant log bundles

1 minute read

I recently ran into a peculiar issue after upgrading my vRealize Automation homelab to the new 8.3 release, and the error message displayed in the UI didn’t ...

VMware Home Lab on Intel NUC 9

13 minute read

I picked up an Intel NUC 9 Extreme kit a few months back (thanks, VMware!) and have been slowly tinkering with turning it into an extremely capable self-cont...

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Docker on Windows 10 with WSL2

2 minute read

Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 was recently updated to bring support for less-bleeding-edge Windows 10 versions (like 1903 and 1909). WSL2 i...

3D Modeling and Printing on Chrome OS

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I’ve got an Ender 3 Pro 3D printer, a Raspberry Pi 4, and a Pixel Slate. I can’t interface directly with the printer over USB from the Slate (plus having to ...

Finding the most popular IPs in a log file

2 minute read

I found myself with a sudden need for parsing a Linux server’s logs to figure out which host(s) had been slamming it with an unexpected burst of traffic. Sur...

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