Install Proxmox VE on eMMC

Recently I bought a mini PC looking forward to setting up a home router. It started quite well except the specs were higher than I anticipated. 8 GB RAM plus 128 GB eMMC - too much waste for “just ...

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Reinstall Windows VPS into Linux with iPXE network boot

This November I found a discount from one of my favorite VPS providers, NETfront. They offered Linux VPS with 2 vCPUs and 2 GB RAM at HK$56/mo, and also Windows VPS with 4 vCPUs and 4 GB RAM at HK$...

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Secure site-to-site connection with Linux IPsec VPN

Linux has a built-in framework for Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), which is often combined with other tunneling technologies (e.g. L2TP and GRE) to create secure cross-site network connections....

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Disassembling a hardware RAID 1 array in Proxmox VE

Yesterday in a server maintenance period, we decided to tune the storage layout of our Proxmox VE server, which included disassembling a RAID 1 array and adjusting the size of the root filesystem.

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I switched from Google Chrome to Microsoft Edge

Last year (maybe September? I don’t remember now) I switched my primary browser from Google Chrome to the new Microsoft Edge. It turned out to be a wise move and I’ve been with Edge for more than h...

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Setting up a GitHub webhook on AWS Lambda

Last month I set up my own Telegram bot for GitHub event notification. To receive GitHub events via webhook, a receiver is needed. True, it isn’t hard to write a Flask or Sinatra server and throw t...

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