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WHAT COULD A TIKTOK BAN LOOK LIKE TECHNICALLY?
The leadership of the US seems to be chasing down banning TikTok from the United States, and today had a hearing with the CEO of TikTok. It got me thinking that should this ban go forward, what would it look like and how easy would it be to bypass? Disclaimer: This post is meant as a thought exercise and in now way should be read as any sort of deep technical analysis of plans congress may have.Read more
PREPARING FOR YOU HOMELAB'S DEMISE
Trigger Warning: This post talks generally about human mortality and loss of your home. One ting I’ve recently started considering is how my Homelab can survive if I’m not around. At first, everything in the lab was pretty low value so losing things wasn’t a huge deal. Recently though, I’ve started archiving family photos and other important things that need to survive after me. I’ll outline the considerations and situations I took into account, then I’ll share some of the tools I used to plan.Read more
USING HTTPS IN YOUR HOMELAB, AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
When you have a homelab, you’re going to start having a number of internal websites and services you use. You’ll learn to live with HTTPS warnings when navigating to these sites, but these warnings can still be a problem. What if we wanted to have valid HTTPS everywhere? HTTPS Primer HTTPS encrypts your traffic so things that intercept it (routers, attackers, etc) can’t decode it, and it does this even with an invalid or self-signed certificate.Read more
PLEASE DON'T SELL SPACE IN YOUR HOMELAB
Hanging out in subreddits like /r/homelab, /r/servers, and /r/datahoarder, I see this question asked too many times: I have extra space in my home server, how can I sell this for other people to use? My answer (and a lot of other people’s answer): don’t. We’re Really Not Trying To Ruin Your Dreams If you come across this post, or if this was sent to you, know that we aren’t doing this for the sole purpose of ruining your day.Read more
MY THOUGHTS ON LASTPASS AND THEIR RECENT BREACHES
If you’ve poked your head outside in the last few weeks, you’ve noticed that LastPass had a security breach where customer vaults were exposed and downloaded. I’ve been hanging around in /r/lastpass and seeing the mixed reactions has been interesting. Why I’m Leaving I’m leaving LastPass, and had been looking at solutions for the last few months. While the security problems are the last nail in the coffin, I’ll share why I’m leaving besides the breach.Read more