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Adding support for multiple series per post β€” in Hugo

I’ve previously implemented a series taxonomy in Hugo, but it only supported a single series per post and used intersect which is kind of slow. Here is my improved implementation of a series taxonomy in Hugo πŸ‘‡

Running CAT6 to the twins' rooms — inside interior wall

We recently moved the twins into their own bedrooms, after sharing a room for nine years β€” it was finally time for some privacy πŸ™‚ With their own rooms; they also got their own computers β€” a life long dream πŸ˜‰ Those computers needs network, proper network, not Wi-Fi.

Raspberry Pi security alarm β€” the basics

In November last year β€” I started building a DIY security alarm system, using a Raspberry Pi as the controller. My plan was to make a self-sustained system, using proper alarm hardware β€” like PIR sensors and sirens. Integration with Home Assistant would be an add-on, not a requirement. I wanted the system to be as redundant and fault-tolerant as I...

Pulling CAT6 cable in existing conduit

We recently put up a wall in our previous family/play room β€” to make another bedroom, with a hallway outside. I might want an access point in that hallway at some point. So I repurposed a telephone outlet and conduit, to run a CAT6 cable from the hallway down to the patch panel in the basement.

Knot Resolver β€” with ad blocking

I stumbled onto NextDNS recently β€” it’s like a cloud hosted Pi-hole. I tried it for a few days, but this post isn’t about that. Reading about the different block lists in NextDNS, and digging deeper into DNS ad blocking gave me motivation to change my current setup β€” and that is what this post is about πŸ™‚

Trying Netbox for my homelab and home network

Searching for a tool to keep track of IP addresses; I stumbled onto Netbox β€” and was blown away by what it could do 🀯 I could put everything there: racks, servers, patch panels, Wi-Fi access points, power distribution, network runs. Everything!

Reducing our energy consumption

With the electricity prices we’ve seen in Europe lately β€” I wanted to see if we could reduce our energy consumption. I’m specifically looking at β€œwasted” energy, meaning usage we can reduce without even noticing it.

Collecting logs with Grafana Loki and Promtail

Having a central place to view or search through server logs is awesome. I’ve used Graylog in the past, but I’ve always felt it was a bit cumbersome to set up and use β€” and it felt overkill for my need. Instead I gave Grafana Loki and Promtail a try πŸ‘‡

A few more ventilation automations in Home Assistant

Controlling my Komfovent balanced ventilation system through Home Assistant β€” opens up a world of possibilities. Here are three automations I use to make the system a bit smarter πŸ™‚

Making planter boxes for Mona

Mona needed more places to plant her flowers, so I built her some planter boxes β€” using impregnated wood and lining the inside with landscape fabric.

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