This is beginning of my new blog! While https://blog.araj.me was previously running on Ghost as well, this is a new install. Primarily, because i couldn't easily get the data back from my previous ghost install. It still lives in a mysql instance, so old posts might appear on this instance too if I feel like it at some point.
What am I going to write about? I've been working a lot on my homelab setup so that is probably going to be the starting point. I have also been trying out OpenWRT for my router (running on an Edgerouter X, who could've thought it can run with 95% space available and over 65% free memory) and struggling to re-configure VLANs to segregate my homelab, "regular internet" for my wife and guests and IoT stuff. Setting up VLANs on OpenWRT was not fun, I took down the internet a couple of times, which wasn't appreciated at home. So, I ended up flashing another old TP-Link router I had to learn OpenWRT so I try out settings there before I apply it to main router.
My Homelab currently runs on an Intel NUC 10 i7 (6C12T, 16G RAM), which has been plenty for my current use cases. I've over-provisioned it with Proxmox VE as the hypervisor of choice. I am using an actual hypervisor based setup for the first time and there is no going back now! For some reason, I tried out Xcp-ng as well but with XOA, I couldn't figure out how to do some stuff, so that setup is currently turned off. Maybe I'll dust it off again at some point. I do have 2 more nodes in the standby to run more things, but that'll probably happen once I shift to my new house (hopefully soon!).