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If it doesn’t belong anywhere, it belongs here.

Odd look to the website

I’ve been trying to update the website to PHP 8.1, but the WordPress Theme I’ve been using is from 2016 and has not been updated. For now, I’ve tossed in the Neve theme, which means it looks wonky, but the content is available. I’ll fix it up soon.

Getting Home Assistant running in a FreeBSD 13.1 jail

Home Assistant is not friendly for plain installs. It seems designed for containers or running everything out of pip install. That, in itself, is a disturbing trend I’ve seen on several projects (what? you’re not running a git cloned image?). I’ve seen reports of people running containers etc. However, I want to run this on …

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Moving some ZFS filesystems to the ‘trash’ and removing all their snapshots – sanoid

I recently discovered that you can delete all snapshot from a ZFS filesystem with a single command. It came to me via fortune: You can delete a range of ZFS snapshots (a-z) in multiple ways. The following will delete d and all earlier snapshots: zfs destroy mypool/data@%d To delete d and all later snapshots: zfs …

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Unintended shutdown of the #homelab

Today was battery replacement day at my place. The UPS batteries were replaced without downtime. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t downtime. I am not documenting this in real-time. This is post-event analysis. First, I wanted to change the battery replacement date, so I ran acptest on the pfSense server, to which the UPS is connected …

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