Thought I’d document my current homelab setup. I’m not one to go full-out with a server rack, my setup is contained within a couple of shelves within some storage cubes:
As i’ve written about before, I think the term “Open Source” is quite important but it’s not uncommon to see the term stretched or misrepresented, often for business benefit. For the last year I’ve been recording such scenarios and a frequent character in those records has been Runa Capital, a venture capital firm founded in 2010 that has a focus on tech.
Like many folks recently, I’ve decided to just use Mastodon instead of Twitter. You can find me at @email@example.com. Decided I’d document my thoughts that have lead to this. Thoughts on Twitter These are specific to my usage, having been using Twitter for about 6/7 years.
Recently, after transparently sharing BookStack funding data I’ve had a few questions from others regarding how I’ve gained sponsors. There’s no magic hack I’m afraid, but below details my own experience and thoughts on this.
I love open source, but publishing, maintaining & supporting an open source project can take a lot of effort & time. There can often be expectations that if your project is open then you’re looking to grow it out with added features and contributions.
I originally built my current desktop system on the AM4 AMD platform using a Ryzen 2600 CPU. This 6-core, 12 thread has done me well over the last few years but I decided it would be good to upgrade this for longevity.
Recently I’ve been working to somewhat detach myself from Google services after seeing growing reported cases of users being suddenly locked out of their account without any possible recourse. As part of this, I had about 5 year’s worth of photos stored solely within Google Photos that I wanted to migrate and organise within my personal NAS storage.
This year I’ve been enjoying the use of Proxmox as a way to create & manage container & virtual environments for self-hosting my applications and scripts, while also providing a useful location to quickly spin-up development test environments.
As I get deeper into the Open Source world, I’ve noticed more and more misunderstandings and misrepresentations of Open Source. I touched on this in part in another recent post of mine.
I left my previous job at the end of September 2021 to focus on BookStack and OpenSource work full time. The initial plan was to spend 6 months away from work but here I am 9 months later, with no immediate plan to start job hunting just yet.