snapper as time machine alternative on Debian GNU/Linux

Posted on Thu 14 January 2021 in linux • Tagged with opensource, btrfs, debian, backup

Goals

It must have been a year ago already that I reinstalled my Dell XPS laptop with Debian GNU/Linux. At install time I figured I really wanted to be able to snaphot filesystems, so I made sure I used btrfs as filesystem. Actually doing something with it was put …


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Allow Zabbix monitoring to switch office lights

Posted on Tue 29 December 2020 in home_automation • Tagged with opensource, python, hue, zabbix

As my wife is not a big fan of the colored Hue light bulbs, I removed a couple of them from the living room. One of the bulbs is now delivering pink, blue or red light in the bedroom of our youngest. The other bulb was moved to my home …


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Fiddling with Hue and Phue

Posted on Tue 29 December 2020 in home_automation • Tagged with opensource, python, hue

Somewhere in 2019 I bought some color capable Hue lights and installed them in the living room. The SO was not impressed. So for most of the time they were just used as normal dimmable lightning. For a brief moment I tried to do some manipulation with python but as …


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Rollback Jitsi packages on Debian

Posted on Fri 01 May 2020 in opensource • Tagged with jitsi, opensource

Last night new JITSI packages were released that broke in my setup. Making sure this would be the last time I break production by auto updating, I downgraded the packages manually and after that put a 'hold' in place for these specific packages. I actually hate doing that, because it …


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Ansible role to deploy Jitsi

Posted on Thu 19 March 2020 in opensource • Tagged with jitsi, opensource

Giving the extra need for videoconferencing services, I created a quick and dirty ansible role to deploy Jitsi on Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 10.

This is just the jitsi part, you may need to harden your machine for proper security. I have that too, but is not ready to …


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