Reddit traffic spike and website performance

Reddit traffic spike and website performance

On Tuesday August 24th I posted a link to my Running underground CAT6 to detached garage post on the r/homelab subreddit. The Reddit post got lots of upvotes and comments — and started climbing on the r/homelab front page.

This generated a spike of traffic like I have never gotten before. In this post I’m going through some numbers; like performance, traffic and cost.

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Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

I’m adding security headers to my S3 and CloudFront hosted website — using Lambda@Edge. It’s pretty easy, here is how 👇

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Running underground CAT6 to detached garage

Running underground CAT6 to detached garage

I dug a 10 meter trench to get wired network to my detached garage. Then installed a rack cabinet and PoE switch. Here is the build log 👇

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Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

This blog is built with Hugo — an open-source static site generator. Static websites require no server side processing, which makes them easier to host and opens up new hosting possibilities.

There are many options out there, but I deploy my website to AWS S3, using CloudFront to distribute it globally (aka. make it fast).

Here is the why and the how.

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Mapping the Wi-Fi coverage in my house and garden

Mapping the Wi-Fi coverage in my house and garden

I walked around my house, and garden — measuring the Wi-Fi signal. Here are the results 👇

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