Brad's Lab Blog


My home lab adventures and general ranting

My First Speaker Build (C-Notes)

I finally built my first set of speakers this past week (for reference that was actually July 2021). I got the C-Notes flat pack kit...

Nas Upgrade Part 1

Intro I got a Synology DS1621+. I had been thinking over this for the past 2-3 years (though probably longer if I'm being honest). I...

New Framework Laptop

I recently got a Framework laptop and it has been nothing short of amazing. I'm sure you can find teardown/review videos that do a...

Containerized Blog Part 1

This blog has been chugging along as a classic static website served by nginx for a few years now. Publishing articles happens...

2020: The year of the ESXi Desktop

I've been thinking of trying out ESXi on my desktop system and running my actual desktop as a VM with gpu passthrough. This weekend I...

Terraforming the Lab

Well, I finally got around to making my lab terraform more useful and decided it was probably time to make it available to the world...

Mounting ISOs without Root

Mounting ISOs is a fairly common task and it's always kind of annoyed me that it requires sudo or root. Of course most file managers...

Goodbye PXE

Every once in a while I come across a tool or technology that is not just "neat" but really cool. Ansible and Python are the most...

Lab Git with Gitlab

I've been experimenting with git servers for a while now. Publicly I've been using gitea because it's simple and lightweight. In the lab...

Another Lab Power Cycle

This is going to be a bit of a double post since I didn't publish the first part when I wrote it. When I go on vacation I like to power...


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