Here's a months-overdue update on that HP Envy printer: I wasn't able to return the printer, and I still wanted a better scanner app than the HP's built-in one, so I decided to take the Raspberry Pi 4 that I mentioned in an earlier post and attach the printer directly …Continue reading
I have been working hard these last many weeks in order to move all services off of my main DigitalOcean Droplet/VM. In the process, I have been moving everything to Docker, with full automation via Ansible. I have finally achieved this goal, for the web services anyway, and now …Continue reading
Over the last month, I have been continuing my work at automating my systems and have made a lot of progress in that effort.
This is a short post after a lot of work.
I have been busy these last few weeks automating the installation of Docker, Traefik, and my Atari blog with Ansible. I have reached the point that I can take a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and end up …Continue reading
I have been having a rough couple months with printers: My Samsung C410w is getting old, so I wanted to replace it. My wife recently heard about HP Instant Ink, so she wanted to try that service, but I decided to buy a monochrome Brother printer -- which was great except …Continue reading
I've been busy over the last few weeks, so there will be several updates in here.
Over the weekend I updated my Ubiquiti switches, which required that I shut down my ESXi servers. The R610 came back just fine, but the raspi4 ARM one did not. The problem on the …Continue reading
I recently installed a Synology DS118 at a friend's house for remote backup using Synology's Hyper Backup solution. The DS118 is on my ZeroTier "storage" network, a network shared by the main Synology at my house -- that way, my main NAS backs up to a local system (that is, something …Continue reading
As previously mentioned, my next goal was going to be PXE booting VMs running on the ESXi ARM Fling. Using this page as a guide, I now have this working.
That guide is pretty good, but I had to do adapt it to my setup.
As instructed, I started by …Continue reading
I am a system engineer in the Raleigh, NC area. My main interests are Unix, VMware, and networking. More about me, and how I got started.