Building an Archlinux image for Openstack

Prepare environment# pacman -S libvirt virt-install qemu ebtables dnsmasq firewalld bridge-utilsStart firewall services. Note that "start" only will start the service at this time, but not at boot time, for that use "enable"# systemctl start firewalldAnd then start libvirt so you can sta... more...

GitLab WebHook with Slack

So you have a website which is totally controlled by a gitlab server?Imagine if you could make alterations on the website repository and when you do the commit, gitlab send a "signal" to a webhook daemon, which in turn will pull the alterations to your website immediately.Because some things c... more...

PFSense for KPN Experiabox - Glasvezel

This is an entry to explain in quite some detail, but very objectively, how to configure a PFSense box to make Internet and IPTV available at home, without the use of the Experia box sent by KPN (Netherlands).Normally when you hire the service from KPN, they will send a fiber endpoint, one set-... more...

Magic Mirror 2 - Moon Phases Module

While preparing my installation of our version of the Magic Mirror, I felt like missing a module for informing me the moon phase.As an amateur astronomer, I generally have a look on the moon phase to be aware if this is a good night to observe, maybe the moon or maybe other things.Have this in... more...

Magic Mirror 2 - Food 2 Fork Recipes Module

Following the idea of making the Magic Mirror a useful tool for the daily technological communication, this module will satisfy also the most common of the senses.We cook at home pretty much everyday, my wife mostly -- that must be said -- , and we keep struggling to find those innovative ideas t... more...

Openstack Arch Linux Images

I have spent some time creating an image to OpenStack based on ArchLinux.You can download my image following this link or just here Just "save as" somewhere -- the extension/type is QCOW2, or copy+paste the link on your image creation screen to let OpenStack grab the file for ya.This is a... more...

Openstack All-in-One on CentOS

Notice this is probably not up to date, look at info on the RDO project to figure out the right stuff ;-)So I am running Openstack at home, my installation is based on:The RDO ProjectWhich is basically a CentOS installation and their scripts will make all the work.yum install openstack-p... more...

Magic Mirror - The Fun DIY Anyone Can Do!

Ok, right off the bat you might ask: What the heck is a Magic Mirror?The answer couldn't be simpler: It is a mirror that has more capabilities than a simple mirror, which you may use as a mirror, but might have more information than the reflected image from yourself.The concept I think it is... more...

R610: Soundproofing a Nuisance Behemoth

Oh Yes, I have a real server. And lots of Noise.For me, the more incredible it might be, I managed to get from the company I am working now, an used Power Edge R610 , which has ran out of warranty and instead of getting a more expensive maintenance continuation, they bought new servers and the ol... more...