Creating a git Repo Remote

July 19, 2017

For over a year or so, I have been using a self-hosted Gitlab to host all of my private repos. For a few months now, I have been meaning to migrate my Gitlab repos to bare, minimal ones, hosted directly on a server. The majority of my code/configs are hosted publicly on my Github page, and it really doesn't make sense to maintain a full Gitlab instance for the few (like...2) private repositories that I keep. Moving the git repos to new ones right on the server is actually fairly simple. For such a simple process, all the guides I saw online went way above and beyond what I needed. So, here are the two steps I did to migrate my repos.

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Encountered Issues Setting Up Ubiquiti Network

June 29, 2017

This past weekend, I setup my new ubiquiti network. It actually took up a good portion of Sunday, because I ran into a few minor issues. Fortunately/Unfortunately, these issues were mostly because it my first time configuring this type of setup, and there was a lot of trial and error. The basic network is now all configured and has been running great. It was a good day and I learned a lot :). In fact, I am confident that if I had to start over from scratch, the process would take me about 10-15 minutes. Just to be sure, I'm going to quickly jot down the major pain points I experienced my first time around.

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Home Network Ubiquiti Upgrade

June 26, 2017

A few weeks ago, I went back to Pennsylvania for a week to attend my college swim team reunion, and my brother's high school graduation. While I was away, the wifi-router Rebecca and I were using decided to die (of course). When I returned, I setup our old router as a temporary fix. It was terrible. So, I began researching how I should upgrade our network. This time around, I am doing this correctly.

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Refreshing my i3 setup with i3blocks

June 22, 2017

The last couple of weeks I have shifted back to using the i3 window mangers. When I fired it up, my fingers danced across the keyboard, remembering all of the personalized keybindings I have cultivated in my i3 configuration over the years. It is a simple, beautiful setup... well, beautiful minus one of the components. My i3status bar was looking rather bland and dated, especially compared some of the i3 setups posted by all the cool kids over at /r/unixporn. I decided it was time for a refresh.

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Exporting Proxmox VMs

June 16, 2017

For a long time I have been thinking about replacing my server's proxmox install with vanilla Debian or CentOS, mostly for learning purposes. I would first setup zfs on the new system and import my existing data pools. Then, I would use either a system like ovrit or just plain kvm/lxc to run my VMs and containers. In order to do this though... I have to first figure out how export my containers and VMs running in Proxmox. As it turns out... exporting the VMs wasn't very hard...

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