Homelab: Inventory

Previously, I talked at some length about the slightly heinous yet industrial grade monitoring and PDU automation solution I deployed to keep my three so called modes - ethos, logos and pathos - from locking up for good by simply hard resetting them when remote monitoring detected an incident. That post (somewhat deliberately I admit) had some pretty gaping holes around configuration management for the restart script. The restart script is handwritten and hand-configured. It has no awareness of the Ansible inventory I introduced in my fist Ansible post - which captures much of the same information. Why the duplication?

Homelab: A PDU arrives

In my first homelab post, I mentioned that I chose the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor to run my compute nodes. Unfortunately, the Ryzen series is vulnerable to random soft locks which doesn't seem to have a workaround other than "don't let them idle", and I neglected to do my do-diligence when I purchase this hardware platform because I trusted @cemerick who owns a whole stack of nearly identical boxes.

Homelab: Internal DNS

Previously, I looked at using Ansible and Ansible's inventory capabilities to begin managing services and configuration on my homelab.

Homelab: Ansible

Previously, I wrote about the process by which I bootstrapped Arch Linux onto the nodes of my Homelab. Just running Linux is hardly interesting - millions of computers do that every day. The real trick is going from bare Linux installs to deployed services, which requires managing the configuration and state of the servers. In this post, I'm gonna introduce some basic concepts from Ansible, and point out some stuff I wish I'd known starting off.

Homelab: First steps

In September of 2018 I finally got around to writing up the hardware I'd deployed in April of that year. Then a bunch of life happened - a job change and another big move - so updates on the homelab to stalled for all work continued.

The Silver Tower; A vision for computing

“From study models — to cosmic vessels!”

A project to imagine if not realize some of the benefits of functional programming in stream processing applications by vertically integrating a relocatable language, a topology programming API built in it with a compute scheduler.

Logging and events

Lets talk about logging.

Homelab: A prelude

Many moons ago at work, I started working on some performance evaluation. Work mainly uses cloud hosting; quite a change from my previous experience at Twitter where we ran a Xe6 scale fleet of our own servers.

Shelving; Building a Datalog for fun! and profit?

This post is my speaker notes from my May 3 SF Clojure talk (video) on building Shelving, a toy Datalog implementation

Docs Sketches

At present I'm working on developing Shelving, a clojure.spec(.alpha) driven storage layer with a Datalog subset query language. Ultimately, I want it to be an appropriate storage and query system for other project of mine like Stacks and another major version of Grimoire.