Updating NodeJS

May 21, 2023
In my efforts to update the theme to my site (this site) I ran into issues of upgradeing NodeJS. So I just wanted to make a quick post of a soltion I used.

Switching to Mastodon

May 17, 2023
This will be a short post. With everything that has been going on with twitter, to me it just has become a toxic waste dump. I am switching from even really looking at twitter as a viable news source option. While I will maintain an account there, I will not use it for interactions if at all possible. Instead I would urge people to move to Mastodon. I would also suggest if you are able to, stand up their own instance. This way people can do what they want and I can isolate the shit from actually reaching me and the bots that I will eventually stand up. Perhaps that is a future posting of how to stand up a mastodon server. For now if you need me: @[email protected]


Mar 3, 2023
This week was terrible for me, as I watched one of my favorite pets waste away. Ty, passed away this morning and he will be missed in my home. Despite his blindness it did not stop him from being a very happy and active cat. The last couple of years of his life were full of ups and downs with many trips to the vet to help him. In the end now, I hope he is at peace and is able to rest on the rainbow bridge in the sky. May we meet again in someway.

Using Cactus Comments with Jekyll

Feb 13, 2023
With my switching to using Jekyll and wanting to still have a comment system on my posts. I set out looking at my options. There were many options out there and some were better in ways than my final choice. Such as Disqus. My friend and ex-coworker uses it on his blog. While it offers a nice little interface and allows for logins from popular services, it just did not feel right for me to use. Most of the ones I found all controlled the data, aka I would not host it.

Switching from Wordpress to Jekyll

Feb 12, 2023
So my constant need/want to find the perfect means to managing my website has driven me from WordPress over to Jeykll. Why am I doing this jump? There are a few reasons that I am doing this.

Setting up CloudFlared in docker

Jan 27, 2022
This is a follow up to my “Docker and cloudflared” post. I wanted to take it a step further. I wanted for the cloudflared to come up via docker-compose or as a stack in the swarm. Turns out it is not that hard to do so. Just need a bit more lifting to get there with a couple more steps. Read more to see how to.

Cloudflare tunnels and Cockpit

Jan 16, 2022
I have been continuing to play with Cloudflare tunnels and teams and wanted to put cockpit on a tunnel. I found out it is not as straightforward as one would think. I found a small web of things to do and an undocumented disability/bug in Cloudflare tunnels. It is not as simple as throwing it into the configuration and expecting it to work. No, you have to configure cockpit, tweak the tunnel and have a URL of a certain (loose) format. I am not certain I needed to get a LetsEncrypt cert for it so I am skipping that in this write-up. If anyone does find that it is needed, drop me a message and I will add it at a later date. For quick and dirty setup read after the break.