Encrypt Your Secrets with Mozilla SOPS and AGE – Commit YAML, JSON, ENV, Kubernetes Secrets to Git

Committing secrets to your Git Repo can expose information like passwords, access tokens, and other types of sensitive information. Some might think that committing secrets to a private Git Repo is OK, but I am here to tell you it’s not. If you’re going to commit secrets to a git repo, private or public, you should encrypt them first using Mozilla SOPS (Secret Operations) and AGE. SOPS is an editor of encrypted files that supports YAML, JSON, ENV, INI and BINARY formats and encrypts with AWS KMS, GCP KMS, Azure Key Vault, age, and PGP. Age is a simple, modern and secure file encryption tool, format, and build using Go. it can encrypt and decrypt your files making then safe enough to commit to your Git repos!

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NEW SERVER! Deploying 100 TB of Storage to my HomeLab!

Check out my new server! It’s an Storinator AV15 from 45 Drives loaded with lots of great upgrades! Will it be my new high performance storage server and replace TrueNAS? Will it be my new hypervisor and replace one of my Proxmox servers? Or will I cluster this server and do something else? Let’s see what this server is made of first!

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Essential HomeLab Tools & Accessories – Network / Server / PC Tool Kit

Every Home Labber and IT person has their go to set of tools and accessories to help them accomplish tasks for technical projects in their HomeLab.  This ranges from the very specialized, to the common.  I do all kinds of projects at home, from building and racking servers, to building mini and full-size PCs, to upgrading and troubleshooting hardware, to home office upgrades, to installing wireless access points and cameras, down to building raspberry pi projects.  I’ve gathered up some of my most essential tools and accessories to assist you in your projects!

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Wildcard Certificates with Traefik + cert-manager + Let’s Encrypt in Kubernetes Tutorial

Traefik, cert-manager, Cloudflare, and Let’s Encrypt are a winning combination when it comes to securing your services with certificates in Kubernetes.  Today, we’ll install and configure Traefik, the cloud native proxy and load balancer, as our Kubernetes Ingress Controller.  We’ll then install and configure cert-manager  to manage certificates for our cluster.  We’ll set up Let’s Encrypt as our Cluster Issuer so that cert-manager can automatically provision TLS certificates and even wildcard certificates using Cloudflare DNS challenge absolutely free.  We’ll walk through all of this, step by step, so you can help secure your cluster today.

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Monitoring & Beautiful Dashboards with Grafana and Prometheus on Kubernetes

The past few weeks I’ve been configuring my metrics and monitoring system in my home cluster with Prometheus and Grafana. Grafana and Prometheus are a powerful monitoring solution.  It allows you to visualize, query, and alert metrics no matter where they are stored.  Today, we’ll install and configure Prometheus and Grafana in Kubernetes using kube-prometheus-stack. By the end of this tutorial you be able to observe and visualize your entire Kubernetes cluster with Grafana and Prometheus.

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Will 10 Gigabit work with Cat5e? – 10Gbe HomeLab Network Upgrade!

After deciding to upgrade my “old” 24 PoE switch to a new 48 port PoE switch with 4 SFP+ ports, I decided to check to see if my old house with old Cat5e network wiring will work at 10 gigabit speeds!  If this works, I will have a 10 Gbe network connection from my PCs to my HomeLab server rack!

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It Starts with Craft Computing | Techno Tim Talks EP 01

I started a new series on the new channel! A huge thanks to Jeff from Craft Computing for joining the podcast live for episode 1 where we geek out on virtualization, Cloud Gaming Servers, networking, Steam Deck and Steam OS, and even how to air condition your server rack.

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00:00 – Intro

01:12 – Who is Craft Computing

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19:36 – A Terabyte of RAM

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My HomeLab Regrets…

If I could start my HomeLab all over, what would I choose? Would I choose the same servers, rack, networking, gateway, switch, firewall, my pc conversion, and even my disk shelf NAS? Did I make a good choice or a bad one? Join me as we give each piece of my HomeLab a Keep or Upgrade rating.

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100 Days of HomeLab

It’s here. The #100DaysOfHomeLab challenge!  This challenge is meant to accelerate your knowledge in servers, networking, infrastructure, automation, storage, containerization, orchestration, virtualization, Windows, Linux, and more.  It can even possibly accelerate your IT career!  So, commit to the Hundred Days of HomeLab challenge, share your progress, and encourage others along the way!  

So, to celebrate my 100k subs, I brought in some of the biggest names in the HomeLab community and some new faces too!  A hue thanks to everyone that took part in this video.  I can’t thank you enough!

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Meet Jekyll – The Static Site Generator

Jekyll is a static site generator that transforms your plain text into beautiful static web sites and blogs. It can be use for a documentation site, a blog, an event site, or really any web site you like. It’s fast, secure, easy, and open source. It’s also the same site generator I use to maintain my open source documentation site.

Today, we’ll be installing and configuring Jekyll using the Chirpy theme. We configure the site, create some pages with markdown, automatically build it with a GitHub action and even host it for FREE on GitHub pages. If you don’t want to host in the cloud, show how to host it on your own server or even in Docker.

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