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Proxmox helper scripts

I use Proxmox as the basis for my homelab. Proxmox is an open source bare-metal hypervisor with support for a wide array of hardware (if Linux runs on it, it’ll probably run Proxmox…) Proxmox offers many enterprise-level features, like clustering, backup, advanced networking, certificate management, application support and support for ZFS, NFS and CIFS shares. […]

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Bring Your Own Device

Work/life separation is important to me, but being able to effectively manage responsibility in a fast-pace environment is a key to success. A key to that success is being able to be reached quickly and easily when I’m working. Over the years, the means to be reached has changed significantly. At first, there was the […]

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Logitech Zone wireless headsets

In an earlier post, I talked about how I built an effective home/work office by using Logitech’s MX Keys keyboard and MX Master mouse with 2 unifying receivers. I put one receiver in my home PC, one in my work laptop, and connect both systems into one monitor. Switching between home and work environments is […]

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The Worst Part of Working From Home Is Now Haunting Reopened Offices

slate.com has an excellent article entitled The Worst Part of Working From Home Is Now Haunting Reopened Offices that’s worth a read. I’m concerned with “return to office” rhetoric that sounds too much like trying to go back to the way things were before the pandemic. The pandemic didn’t change the way we do things […]

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Goodbye, Remote Desktop!

I’ve discussed my office updates In a previous post. I bought a Logitech MX Keys keyboard and Logitech MX Master 3 mouse, and am happy with the results. The keyboard feel provides just enough feedback without noise. The mouse has more buttons than I know what to do with; being able to horizontal scroll in […]

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Remote execution exploit for DSM 7.0 and 6.2 reported by Synology

I’m a Synology NAS user, as are a lot of people running their home labs. There’s been a reported remote execution exploit announced by Synology. While a lot of people resonate with the idea of replacing cloud-based services with a system that they own, opening the system up to the internet is inherently risky. it […]

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Lockbit Ransomware targets VMWare ESXi hosts

An article on duo.com describes a ransomware vector of great concern – exploit a vulnerability in an ESXi host, encrypt the data storage for dozens, possibly hundreds of hosts simultaneously. The LockBit ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group has over the past year targeted¬†various organizations globally, including ones in Chile, Italy and the UK. Researchers with Trend Micro¬†in […]

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Installing OpenWRT and Wireguard VPN

Most home routers sold today are running Linux under the hood with a proprietary web GUI intended for home users. There’s been a movement over the past several years to create a more featureful environment for these routers by creating third-party firmware. I installed OpenWRT on a Linksys WRT1900ACS router acting as my internet gateway. […]

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State of the Home Office, 2022

I upgraded my workspace for 2022. I used to have a dual monitor setup with a 23″ 16:9 monitor and a 19″ 4:3 monitor. This worked adequately for several years, but the mixed geometry made moving windows from one screen to another difficult. I replaced two monitors with a single LG 34″ ultrawide flat screen […]

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Kasm – Docker containers in your browser!

I just discovered Kasm, an amazing little tool that lets you run Docker containers on a remote server in a client browser. From their web site: Streaming containerized apps and desktops to end-users. The Workspaces platform provides enterprise-class orchestration, data loss prevention, and web streaming technology to enable the delivery of containerized workloads to your […]

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