I try once more to keep up the supposedly daily journal
Wow that was a long break…
It’s been such a long break that I don’t even remember my own stylistic rules. Should I be capitalising? Do I use contractions?
Oh wait. It doesn’t matter that much anyway, I hardly edit on this blog.
while it is tempting to type all lowercase and ignore any kind of stylistic rules, I have realised that writing for this blog will make up the most of my touch typing practice.
And so, here we go.
(Tech) Things I plan to do and write about
- Migrate my mailserver from Linode to Google Cloud Platform
- Set up my own DNS server
- Learn Kubernetes
- Deploy my mailserver, Nextcloud instance and other essential servers using K8s
- Improve this blog
- Make my server at home accessible privately from the internet
a wild paradox has appeared!
Linode ➡ GCP
I have been renting a virtual private server from Linode for more than a year now, and I love it. The plain simplicity of a virtual machine with minimal abstractions; a responsive user interface for configuring the server and auxillaries like the firewall and the DNS.
On the other hand, I dislike Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services: the other cloud service providers I have used. I have found the abstractions extremely annoying and the user interface is just too slow.
BUT, they do have free tiers and that seems a more sustainable option for my budget. Hence the possible switch, but…
Resolve my own Domain Names
I do not want to be locked to any vendor’s ecosystem. But having multiple entries in your domain’s name server makes it not so-easy: GitHub verification, email keys, subdomains!
Should be easy enough to set up my own DNS…right?
The articles use
bind, Berkely Internet Name Domain, as the server
software. But I am considering
based on its being modern. Guess we’ll find out eventually!
K8s for deployments
I have been wanting to learn K8s for way too long. I currently use
[docker compose](https://docs.docker.com/compose/) for my deployments.
But having all my containers dev, experiment and production off the same
Docker daemon sounds like a disaster waiting to happen!
I did not really manage to get around to learning K8s fully, but I ought to learn soon. Should make my migrations easier!
Well I have not really got anything big in mind yet. But it is pretty plain.
And I realise I do not really want links to third party websites to be opened
in the same tab. I would prefer setting
But I do not want to break away from using markdown! Maybe the new Navigation API will help?
The Navigation API that Jake Archibald (twitter.com/jaffathecake) has been speaking of a lot recently.
Speaking of, I have been watching a lot of HTTP203, the podcast/talk show hosted by Jake Archibald. They have a lot of interesting topics.
Here’s another thing to improve, the embed is left aligned. I want it centered, but I have no idea how.
But I did manage to fix the timezone and enable livereloads. Well they are both improvements to the development setup, but improvements nonetheless.
Internet-accessible home network???
🤫 a secret project to be revealed later
aka I don’t want to accidentally compromise my home network’s security by sleepily writing a blog post