basnotes

 

thoughts, tips and notes-to-self

August 30, 2020

now

Now - September 2020

When I stumbled across Koos Looijesteijn’s now page, I had never seen such a page. But apparently many more have been inspired by Derek Sivers' /now page movement.

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February 2, 2021

tip

Break free of your ISP's or Google's DNS

I have been using PiHole for some time now and have experimented a bit with the upstream DNS servers. Do I use my ISP’s one or Google’s or any other one out there on the internet? Either choice didn’t feel optimal with respect to our privacy, but what alternative(s) do I have?

I have been doing it all wrong!

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February 2, 2021

tip

Reclaiming Unused Docker Space

This morning I noticed my server’s disk space was already used more than 90% and trends shown by my InfluxDB dashboards showed, it would be fully depleted soon if I didn’t do anything about it. So, I used du -hn 1 starting from / to track down where the disk space was used, and it showed Docker was the culprit.

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October 19, 2020

tip

Site CI/CD

Whenever I write a new article for my site, I would like to have it published automatically. As mentioned earlier, I’m using Hugo to generate it and I have seen several solutions of other Hugo users for automated deployment.

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September 23, 2020

tip

Bitwarden RS

While I have been quite satisfied using a self-hosted official Bitwarden server, the large amount of containers and high resource usage has always seemed over the top for a “simple password vault”. Now, I ran into Bitwarden RS, which is a server-api compatible server written in Rust as a single docker image having a lower resource demand.

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September 23, 2020

tip

WordPress to Hugo

When I started the graduation of my study Software Engineering in 2015, I was required to have a blog to log and share my findings with my university. At that time WordPress was an easy-to-setup and easy-to-use solution. That is still true, but it does have its disadvantages too.

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September 15, 2020

tip

Hugo Search

Although my site does not yet contain much content, I thought it would be nice to have some kind of search functionality. I found some nice solutions and this is what I did:

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August 31, 2020

tip

Fix email address in Git commits

As probably many of you, I have a personal and work email address. When working on my personal stuff, I want to use my personal email address for personal code commits and my work email address for work related commits.

Many a time I find I have used my work related email address for my personal work…

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August 5, 2020

tip

Garmin export

With the system outage at Garmin between July 23rd and July 29th 2020, it became clear that a user is really dependent on the Garmin systems for access to their own data. This made me think about ways to at least have a copy in my own possession.

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July 5, 2020

note-to-self

follow up

Every now and then, I run into interesting topics on the internet which want to follow up at a later point in tine. This page contains links to such topics.

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