A few months ago, I set out to finally clean up and organize my music library. My goal was to get rid of all the random files, and ensure that every item was properly tagged so that it would accurately self-organize in the music players I use. This would not have been possible without the open source tool, kid3.
Thanks to VFIO passthrough, I find myself sitting in front for a virtualized Linux system on a daily basis. While this setup is unbelievable, it does come with a few complications. One such hurdle is sharing files located on the host system with the VMs. After trying a few methods, I determined that nfs was the simplest to get up and running. Here’s how.
I mostly work on my desktop, but
usually from another computer, like my
laptop. Historically, the most common
method I use for this has been combining
tmuxp, for ease). However, more often
than not, I now find myself using VS Code
with it’s remote development
I recently hit a snag while developing a Jenkins pipeline at work. I was having difficulty preserving files across the entire pipeline run. In the end, my solution was to use the stash feature. However, I found little support for my specific type of issue online, so I figured I might as well write a short post about my experience.
As discussed in my previous post, I decided to trade-in my 2019 16” MacBook Pro and replace it with a new 2020 M1 MacBook Air. So far, I think making the swap was a terrific idea. Here are my initial thoughts…
Over a year has passed since I purchased a base model 2019 16” MacBook Pro. My first Mac. With it’s large “retina” display, resurrected magic keyboard, and truly amazing speakers, it might be the most pleasurable laptop I have ever owned. However, I decided to trade it in… for a new MacBook air. Here’s why.
No, this is not the same as my last
post, but is a continuation of it.
While the basic
podman generate systemd generated file works for many
cases… it wasn’t a good long-term solution for my jellyfin container. So, I
made a small tweak.
On my Linux workstation, I have started to host a jellyfin server using podman. I have also started to shutdown my computer when I go to bed, as all of our important services (ex: home automation) are hosted on my home server. With that said, there is one remaining problem with this configuration. When I boot up my computer the next morning, my containers do not automatically start… and I always forget to start them up myself. Let’s fix that, using systemd.
After months of planning and price tracking, I have finished upgrading several major components in my Linux workstation. What started as a planned cpu and ram upgrade, eventually ballooned to also include a new motherboard and a secondary gpu. Let me explain…
I use a handful containerized services on my workstation. Jellyfin and minecraft servers are two examples. Many of these self-hosted applications require ports to be opened in order to work. However, I often forget this. While I am getting better about remembering to open the ports… sometimes I forget how. Not anymore.