So after years of running various iterations of a home server and more than a year in a rack style case sitting on the floor...I finally have my server where it belongs.
And now the home server has a shiny new Rosewill 4u home. That was surprisingly much easier than I anticipated.
Apple: Nobody wants a touchscreen laptop. It makes your arm tired.
Also Apple: Check out how the iPad is now basically a touchscreen laptop. It's magical (tm).
I was using "dark mode" when it was just us Linux users in the late 90's making our xfree86 setups edgy. #getoffmylawn
Got the driver front fender sanded and primed. One step closer to painting.
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No really, having a real home server is not a slippery slope. Just because it started as my Plex and Nextcloud server and is now running 14 docker images and a VM hosting multiple services...just because I now host my own email, password manager, music streaming, movie streaming, TV show streaming, eBook reading, Minecraft, and network monitoring and management services on said server does not mean I have a problem. Really. I can stop whenever I want. Oh, and this blog is hosted on said server. I suppose I should have that in the list as well. My daughter's blog is hosted on this server, too. I should not forget that one either.
My latest addition is the music management and streaming (based on this image). So I have Headphones in a docker for music management. It is connected with a local Musicbrainz mirror in another docker for artist, album, and track info. All of that ultimately puts my music in a file share that Plex and Airsonic can see. The latter I am now using to stream (Spotify style) to my phone when driving. Oh, and if for some reason Headphones is unable to identify an album, I have beets in another docker as a secondary identification system. Right now using beets is a manual process but I am currently working on a script that will monitor my 'incoming' folder for '[Unprocessed]' at the end of a folder name. This indicates that Headphones was unable to match it. Those will be moved to a folder that beets will run against on a schedule. See? Totally not a slippery slope.
On an unrelated note, I'm probably about 2-3 months away from needing more RAM for that server.
You know, re-seasoning a cast iron skillet the right way takes time.
Another evening at the gym. I'm going to be feeling it tomorrow.
Just finished Subnautica. Holy carp that's an awesome game. I will definitely be playing that one a few more times. Buy it. These guys deserve every penny they make.
Went looking at Christmas lights tonight. Found a house doing those dancing lights to music. Tuned the radio to hear what the song was...Darude - Sandstorm.