Hello again reader; I’ve been AFK for a few months — got fed up with computers and did other things 🙂
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I’m a bit like that some times — I sink so much time and effort into certain topics that I get fed up and move on to other things for a while.
The last few months I’ve spent very little time in the home office, in fact — I’ve spent little time on computers and my homelab in general. And it’s been refreshing 🙂
But mostly I’ve been spending quality time with Mona and the kids, vacationing and relaxing, and doing home and garden projects.
I still have some vacation left, and lots of ongoing home projects. Other things on my “to do and document” list:
- Making some server changes to the homelab
- Finishing up some network runs
- Fully utilizing RouterOS as my new virtual edge router
- Improving the Raspberry Pi DIY alarm system
I feel more present in the moment when I’m not heavily invested in my technical hobbies — it takes up a lot of space in my mind. Switching to more manual labor projects every once in a while allows me to clear my head 🙂
Having a simple static website is very useful when it occasionally gets forgotten — it will just continue to chug along. Requiring no complex machinery or expensive services.
Keeping the critical parts of the homelab simple is important, some things just have to work — like internet and DNS. Homelabbing is not fun when something breaks and you’d rather do something else. Keep this in mind when self-hosting services.