Portfolio

A quick debrief of my work in my lab, including accomplishments, projects, feats, and learning experiences.

Proxmox:
My new hypervisor of choice, mostly due to compatability with alot of newer technologies
(M.2, MFA Signin, etc.)

Windows Server 2019 (AzureAD + DNS):
The SSO / local DNS portion of my lab, allowing login to most of my projects with a single login as well as providing local DNS service. (It's back!)

XBackbone:
The modern, secure, and efficent replacement for PhoenixNet-CDN. After noticing a lack of updates and other issues, I figured it was time to upgrade.

Vaultwarden:
A Self-hosted password manager, based on Bitwarden built in Rust. There's just something so satisfying about holding your own data, especially passwords.

Ubiquiti UniFi:
The core distribution backbone of my lab, all switching and wireless connectivity is handled by UniFi equipment.

UniFi Talk:
Providing VoIP connectivity inside the lab, built on UniFi's EA Talk Touch and Flex Phones. A very bleeding-edge project in the lab, and one of my newer projects!

Paperless-ng:
A web database for storing, locating, and maintaing my receipts. I've grown up saving my receipts just in case I need them, and recently I've digitalized them.

Synology NAS:
The new home of all of my data, virtualization, and etc. Centralizing all of my operations to one box, quietly and effectively.

PiHole:
An amazingly simple, yet effective way to filter web traffic on my network via DNS queries. A tool for blocking ads on the DNS level.

Plex Media Server:
Who needs Spotify when you can do it yourself! With Plex, I host my own music, in FLAC 44/16 format, for the best listening experience.

Cloud Portfolio

You can't touch it, or physically own it, and yet we're all moving this way, might as well join in, right?

Upptime:
Apparently I couldn't get enough of the status-page game, so I changed it up yet again. This one is entirely run on Github via actions, issues and pages!

DUO:
As IT Security evolves, user authentication becomes more complex. DUO verifies access to hardware and software via push notifications to your smartphone!

Matrix:
Because screw using Discord, Telegram and literally any other chat out there right? Decentralized communication at it's finest.

Backblaze B2:
It's about time I start backing up my data, and I decided to do it right this time and upload it to a cloud-based storage provider.

AzureAD / O365:
Microsoft's premier cloud SaaS, and widely used amongst most companies for their user account management.

Projects

Some of my favorite passion-projects.

ReviveMC74:
Focusing on the revival, reuse, and implementation of Cisco Meraki MC74 VoIP Phones from the ground up.

DogCraft:
A small friend-based PaperMC 1.17 Server that I whipped up for us to play from time to time.

<-- Click to copy! (Minecraft)

Retired Lab Software / Services

The ones that didn't make the cut...

UptimeKuma:
I took a couple different attempts at this. I wanted a status page like Atlassian's, UptimeRobot was nice, but lacked certain features.

PhoenixNet CDN:
Screenshot / Text Sharing CDN I modded to meet my needs, includes security improvements and branding. Retired due to lack of updates.

PhoenixCloud:
My alternative to Google Drive, I use it to store and share files with my colleagues. Essentially the beginning of my labbing experience.

ESXi / vCenter:
The foundation of my lab environment, allowing me to cram as many projects as possible onto the little hardware I have.

DellEMC
The bread and butter of my lab, sure it's from 2012 and super outdated, but I don't care. It was cheap and runs most, if not everything I've thrown at it so far.

TrueNAS:
The centralized point of storage in my lab, sub-hosting my Plex, NextCloud, and Kamanga VMs and providing SMB shares for desktop clients.

OctoPrint / 3D Printing:
A web-based graphical interface, as well as API to connect to applications and software for my Ender 3 Pro. One of my newer additions to my lab.

Grafana/TICK Stack:
A way to gather, interpret, and display data onto a easily readible web-based interface. Useful for monitoring my lab from one centralized display.

Homeassistant:
A centralized dashboard for controlling all the smarthome devices on my network with custom integrations including Plex, Tile, etc.

CheckMk:
A dashboard for monitoring all of the services and devices in my lab via SNMP.
Monitoring is based on pings and special agents.

3CX / VoIP.ms:
Providing VoIP connectivity inside, and outside the lab via both soft and physical phones.
Retired in favor of UniFi Talk.