Welcome to AASullivan.com! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, so here it is: The State of My Network. I’ve been planning to do an overview of my entire set up for some time now and I’ve finally kept everything in a consistent state now for a few months after many years of …
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VMWare Kubernetes Cluster Build Notes
I built a Kubernetes cluster tonight to try and learn a bit about this technology, here are my notes about building it!
Using Uptime Kuma for Network Monitoring
Welcome back! Today I’m looking into Uptime Kuma, a monitoring tool that in my eyes is perfect, simple and intuitive and does exactly what I need for monitoring my home network. What is Uptime Kuma? I’m glad you asked.
Tekkit2 Minecraft Build notes on Ubuntu 22.04LTS
Assuming a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04LTS, accepting default options and no extra packages except OpenSSH server to login.
Notes from installing Nextcloud on Ubuntu 22.04LTS
Today I set up another Nextcloud server after taking the former one offline due to the size of backups for it getting a little out of hand. This also allows me to run the latest current version of Ubuntu Server (22.04LTS).
Building a non-logging, encrypted DNS server
Welcome back! Today I’m working on a project to secure my web surfing to be an anonymous as possible using a combination of a software package called “Pi-Hole” and a VPN provider. So, let’s start at the basics: VPN and DNS
Apache issues when upgrading from 20.04LTS >> 22.04LTS
Been a while since I posted! I recently began an upgrade project for my Linux virtual machines which ranged from 14.04 to 17.04. The goal was to get everything on 22.04LTS. One of the issues I ran into (3 times so far) is with Apache not working: apache2: Syntax error on line 146 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: …
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Battery backups: maintaining access when there’s no power
A little background: Some years back I learned a very hard lesson about losing power on a RAID array that didn’t have an onboard battery backup. The result was ~7TB of data gone, about 1.5TB completely irreplaceable including old school work and photos. This was a hard pill to swallow and helped me get better …
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Raspberry Pi offline Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a vast archive of knowledge and information we tend to forget is there. An encyclopedia of knowledge brought by users and edited by a community, it has a high accuracy rate and information on just about any subject you could want. You can also download an entire archive of it at around 90GB …
Project: NAS backups share using Windows/Backblaze personal
There’s two types of people: Those who have backups, and those who will lose data. Several years ago I had a raid card failure on a RAID 5 array (three disks) that lost about 5~ TB of data. Of this, about 1.5 was completely irreplaceable data, things as far back as high school projects. After …
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