After realizing that my Black CH341a was not working as intended while flashing my x230 with Coreboot, (it was sending 5V to the signal outputs instead of 3.3V) I decided to attempt the fix I found online. It went well and only took about 15 minutes. All that is required is a decent soldering iron, a couple of hand tools, some small wire and a good amount of patience.Continue reading
I had a difficult time finding good, easy to digest info online on how to do preseed a Debian install with Encrypted LVM. There’s a couple of blog posts, the Debian Wiki and some Serverfault/StackOverflow questions that led the way for me to accomplish this. (the helpful links are at the bottom of this post.)
I’ve wanted a hardware random number generator since I read about them in a tutorial for setting up a GnuPG Smart Card but the one they used wasn’t being manufactured anymore. Enter the OneRNG.
I flashed my Lenovo x230 with Coreboot and documented how I did it. Come on in and join the madness!
This guide was written using pfSense with package HAProxy Version 1.7.11
I finally figured out how to configure the HAProxy pfSense package to allow for incoming traffic on port 443. It took around a week’s worth of evenings to understand things just enough to get them working. Currently, I have a few web services running as well as my inbound VPN traffic for when I’m out and about.
I accidentally botched my original Libreboot flash during an update, so I decided to take some pictures and type this guide to hopefully help someone else.
Here’s a list of most of the camera gear I use:
I got bit by the homelab bug pretty hard! Through countless hours browsing /r/homelab, I found that used servers are great to learn on as well as self-host services that would be beneficial to my family and I.