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Downsizing the home network

Posted on Sat 03 September 2022 in hardware

Right now I'm in the proces of drastically simplifying the home network. I've flattened the setup to a single VLAN and cut back the number of always on switches from three to one. The Ubiquiti WIFI setup has proven very reliable over the years, making wired connections for most applications …


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Cutting back on social media

Posted on Sat 03 September 2022 in social media

Just before my summer break I figured it was a good time to cut back on the social media addiction. So I disabled my Instagram and Twitter accounts at the end of july, giving me a 30 day grace period to change my mind.

August has by now come and …


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Homelab egress

Posted on Sat 16 July 2022 in homelab

Part of rebuilding my home lab is putting prober Internet filtering in place. The gateway for my home lab is a APU2 running OpnSense. After some initial bootstrapping, I changed the firewall rules in such a way that http/https traffic is only allowed from a particular host, the vm …


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May Contain Hackers is aan

Posted on Fri 15 July 2022 in conference

Dat je in je hoofd hebt dat je niet naar May Contain Hackers kan omdat je dan op vakantie bent. En dat je er dan twee weken voor het evenement achter komt dat dat vorig jaar inderdaad zo was, maar dat je dit jaar wel kunt .... arrrggghhh nog net op …


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Rebuilding my homelab

Posted on Sat 18 June 2022 in hardware

At this time I have no homelab to speak off. I have lots of parts/stuff, but nothing setup that is ready for use.

Last year I prepped a 1U server to be racked at some hosting facility. But due to unforeseen circumstances that hosting agreement lasted only for some …


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