Rapture in Everything

Setting up server monitoring, then throwing it away

If you spend any time around places where folks talk about self-hosting, you've probably seen at least two things in abundance: screenshots of server dashboards, and screenshots of groups of cool-looking charts. The latter ones often are taken from monitoring software of some sort. They look impressive and suggest serious business. Just look at this dash taken from Grafana's web! However, I never felt like setting something like that up. At my scale and for my use-cases, it seemed completely un...

Trying out Audiobookshelf

I've tried Audiobookshelf more or less by accident, but I like it. Once a few issues have been fixed, I will gladly give it another go....

The joy of leisurely projects

I've spent many an evening on personal projects of varying complexity - from one-off data scraping jaunts, through creating various apps, to incrementally building up and upgrading what I call my "personal stack". None of them have any kind of deadline; they're my leisure activities. My as-the-time-allows projects. There were times when I was frustrated by my slow progress or stumped by technical issues but that virtually doesn't happen anymore. There are two factors in this: one is simply the...

The Ghost update that made me switch DB engines

How Ghost forced me to change from MariaDB to MySQL, and how I did it....

Making a Joplin API in C#

My new Joplin API for C# is very much incomplete; but it still can do useful things. I use it to create and update notes....