Switched DNS for my sites to Cloudflare, since my sites are all just small hobby sites I can use their free plan. I can leverage their CDN and DDoS protection, plus free SSL. Should hopefully make the site more responsive and protect my network and web-server too.
Spent my birthday weekend visiting my friend Garrett’s new BitHistory.org warehouse. Picked up a few goodies, a new rack mount server (8-bay) and disk shelf (12-bay) to replace my previous Z800 NAS server lost to the basement flood. Also picked up some vintage gear while I was there, a cool painted Zenith Z-180 series laptop, and […]
Got everything moved over to the new backbone switch, it’s just temporarily installed on the wall until we get the 19″ rack cabinet moved into the basement (it needs to be disassembled first to fit down the stairs). Should be some noticable power savings too, this uses 1/4 of the power that the previous Avaya/Nortel […]
We had a basement flood about 2 months ago now caused by a burst water heater, it destroyed some of the infrastructure systems for our house, unfortunately my NAS servers, some network gear, and house mechanical systems were all flooded and damaged/lost. Luckily my Router, CCTV surveillance server, and domain controller were all sitting on […]
My friend Ryan and I drove the ~4.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN to Appleton, WI to visit our friend Garrett to geek out and dig through his Bithistory.org warehouse. We had a great time hanging out as usual, and hauled home some goodies.
Our apologies, the UPS running our: modem, router, switch, and the raspberry pi running this server died yesterday morning (ungrateful thing, I just changed out it’s batteries and special 24volt fan too). We’re running on utility power for now, the UPS will have to be replaced soon.
I am updating the network cabling to my office, previously I had a single-gang keystone with 2x cat5e, and 1x cat5 (split out to 4x phone jacks) for all of my office. I have cut in a new dual-gang box and will be pulling two more cat6 cables, in addition to the 3x cat5e and […]
We’ve recovered all the lost content, and even added a few more pages that we’d not gotten around to prior to loosing our hosting. We’ve still not heard a peep from our former webhost, and his site is still dark all these months later. Self hosting from our Raspberry Pi has actually been working quite […]
This all started on July 31st 2020 when our former webhost (azcappy.com) went dark along with all our content, we’ve restored some content, but the backups were older than they should have been (I was lax on running manual backups), the most recent backup from January 2020 had the wrong database file saved, so we […]