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Chat GPT sure knows a lot about kubernetes

Chat GPT sure knows a thing or two about kubernetes. Here is the output when I asked it to produce a rhyme about kubernetes (with one minor edit): In the world of tech, there’s a tool so great It’s called … Continue reading

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Using argocd with k3d to manage another k3d cluster

I am experimenting currently with argocd with the aim to have an (almost) fully automated bootstrapping of my kubernetes cluster at home. One of the first things to do when experimenting is to have a test environment. There are different … Continue reading

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Running kubernetes etcd in-memory

After setting up my kubernetes cluster at home back in June 2021, one of the first things I noticed was a lot more noise from the server. Apparently, it was just a lot of disk IO coming from kubernetes and … Continue reading

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Fixing sound on the ASUS N7601ZM

I got a new laptop last week for work and needed to get it ready. Now new laptops usually mean new hardware and that can spell problems if you are installing linux. This is because the latest hardware may be … Continue reading

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A fresh start

I am starting a new job on March 1st 2023 and on this happy occasion, the traditional countdown timer is up again! Frames are not supported by your browser The timer appears each time something important is about to happen … Continue reading

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Monitoring logs on k8s with loki and grafana

This post describes how to monitor logs in kubernetes with grafana and loki. This covers the use case of logging for troubleshooting purposes. That is, it allows analysing human readable logs coming from multiple systems in one aggregated log. Human … Continue reading

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A note on migrating an old Jira install to Jira cloud

One part of the migration of my old setup to kubernetes is the migration of an old Jira 6.1 instance. Unfortunately, running that same jira instance in a container did not work because of licensing issues, and apparently it is … Continue reading

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DLNA server on kubernetes, embarassingly simple…

As the last step of migration to kubernetes I am migrating my DLNA server to kubernetes. This will allow me to play content from my server on my TV. As part of my previous migration of the NAS I already … Continue reading

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A do-it-yourself NAS on kubernetes

As one of the last steps in moving my VM based setup at home to kubernetes, it is now the turn to migrate my ‘NAS’. The term ‘NAS’ is a too much honor for it since it is basically just … Continue reading

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Migrating subversion and git to k8s

The migration of my old VM based infrastructure at home to k8s is almost finished. The final steps to do are: moving version control to kubernetes: subversion and git moving my file shares/NAS server hosting my DLNA server for playing … Continue reading

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