Topping E30 DAC, on Arch Linux

Topping E30 DAC, on Arch Linux

I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced DAC for a while. I’m not an audiophile — but I do enjoy high quality, clear and true audio.

Yesterday I received the Topping E30 DAC — which, according to Passion for Sound offers “Amazing Value & Performance!" 😃

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Three useful Ansible info playbooks

Three useful Ansible info playbooks

I recently started upgrading my servers and containers to Ubuntu 20.04. I made three Ansible playbooks to get information about which hosts I needed to update.

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Hide your homelab IP with a VPS, WireGuard and iptables

Hide your homelab IP with a VPS, WireGuard and iptables

One (potential) downside to running public services on your homelab, is that you expose your IP address. That may, or may not, be a problem — but here are ways around it. The simplest way is to put Cloudflare in front, but this will only handle web traffic, and is a bit of a black box.

Another, more hands-on, approach is to use a VPS (or LXC container); WireGuard and iptables. We will create a secure tunnel between the VPS/container and the homelab HAProxy instance, and forward traffic using iptables.

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Setting up a local Unbound ad-blocking DNS resolver

Setting up a local Unbound ad-blocking DNS resolver

I’ve been using dnsmasq as a local DNS resolver for a while, time to switch to Unbound instead.

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Shorten URLs With HAProxy

Shorten URLs With HAProxy
I made a simply script that adds entries to a map file that HAProxy reads. And voila — a URL shortener
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