Kubernetes @ Home

Now that I've shared some of my physical infrastructure in my home lab, I want to share the service topology for the specific services I run at home for home automation, secure storage, and even this website. Services As you can see, a number of the specific services I run…

Migrating Kubernetes from Docker to containerd

On December 2nd, a surprise announcement made waves in the Kubernetes Twitter-sphere - that after the upcoming 1.20 release, Docker would be officially deprecated. Oh no! Due to widespread confusion over what "Docker" means in specific contexts, many people panicked - myself included. Because of its sheer…

What's In My Lab

Like many people in IT, I've been running a home lab for several years.  My home lab has become progressively more complicated over the years as I've layered in new technologies that I want to explore and added new services to my home network. HardwareMy home lab runs mainly on…

Designing a Homelab

Just as a motorhead might get their endorphine fix attending a vintage car show, I browse r/homelab almost daily and fawn over the beautifully-curated racks full of enterprise grade hardware sitting in some random person's apartment.  I often get the feeling that I won't be truly satisfied until I…

The Importance of Homelabs

"Was that in the notes?" "Where'd you learn that?" "How do you just know that?" These are all questions I've been asked, in one form or another, over the last 10 years of working in IT.  The situations vary, but there's a common thread to each - an issue identified,…