It's Aliveeee

Nah really this was like 6:30 last night. Around 10pm I had the full board wired up with a python flask app to control the relay via gpio.

It's nice, now I need an rpi zero for the controller and I think this is as good as done.

Gluster Filesystem Update: as i've progressed into expanding the storage cluster (from 3 to 4 hosts, with another 4 on deck) - I expanded and rebalanced lastnight.

the entire process took about 8 hours to complete, and the stats are pretty interesting to look at.

End result: still happy, not overly so, but happy enough :)

Upgraded the decade old tower at my moms and replaced it with an alternative to a nuc. Feels good to get her on something more modern and managed 😊

Remember folks. Windows 7 support dies off next year, so if you've got a loved one, don't leave them hanging.

The build is complete save for a Bluetooth module. Lots of room to grow, as you can see. The neons are just some added flare of the case mfg. Thermal take makes a pretty solid case. With a plexiglass viewing area this is everything "low end mlg".

The 1660ti is buttery smooth on the gaming front. Tested against ark and smite. Also super impressed with steam and mapping the quadstick. It "just works".

We got so involved I didn't take any action photos, there's always next weekend 🤣

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Here's my weekend project. My nephew is a Quadriplegic and I'm undertaking building a PC (MR) gaming rig.

Thus far, his interface with the world is primarily an xbox one, a quadstick, and bluetooth headphones.

I aim to replicate this, to the best of my ability, but i also want to try and mix in tobii eye tracking, and potentially some voice assistant features.

Win 10 is the likely candidate here, as I dont think *nix has a good VA, or Tobii.

Any suggestions / pitfalls?

Just in case it was missed, that's what these little boxes are. Tiny wireguard units, that provide ad blocking, network routing, and cache services for my network of apps and friends.

All the real heavy lifting happens in my lab, or it gets pushed to the edge of my edge network 😁

So tell me, what would you do with 32gb at an edge location?

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Working on a dashboard for the WireGuard services now. It's really coming along quickly

I got a little impatient waiting for the ears to print so I went ahead and started assembling the caddy and carts.

The three orange carts on the end signify the three static pet servers, and the rest will be filled with rockpro64 and rpi 3/rpi3b+ units to handle floating tasks.

I'll have to print some extensions for behind the rack mount fans, as this dense setup is going to get hot. But all in all, it's coming along.

Ok, the wiring is the first thing to go. This 12 gauge is intended for wiring houses not my platters.

I also have an idea to bolt the power into the fan casing but that can be a future iteration. For now I'm going to revel that it's all working and temp tests are positive (operating at a cool 62f while running crush maps)

And with that, I call it a night

The fan shroud looks like it's going to work just fine. Now all that's left is the temp sensor, fan mount and shield, and some Arduino programming to drive the relay and PWM.

Double Compressed gif for maximum effort

Printing a spool holder, that was not for my model. But the timelapse is nice.

has been back burnered for a week while I continue setting up the fablab. stay tuned :)

And so it looms...

Again the aesthetic leaves a lot to be desired but I'm feeling pretty good about the early results between both the ceph and gluster clusters

All i was able to complete this weekend is the cabling and getting them powered up for testing. Benching and racking will come later this week, then expansions are to be purchased to finish the conversion :)

This little guy showed up yesterday. It's a $60 USD chunzehui fused power block I'll be using along with the bench psu. I wanted a means to easily replace a bad cable and modularize the setup. Plus keep all open power connectors secure in the event of little fingers or kitty curiosity.

I'll let you know how this pans out but the thought is bench psu as DC in, then 8 of the odroid hc2s wired in with 5 mm barrel Jack's.

I'm pretty happy over all with how the ceph cluster is turning out on these odroid hc2's. Luminous will EOL soon, so its not a real long term viable option, but as some lab storage it's been a treat so far.

I hope hardkernel updates the HC flavor of boards with some Arm64 variants.

8m 34 seconds to go from cold boot 2 nano pi m4's and 6 pi 3b's to functional k8s. :flan_hacker:

Bingo, finally got the CVE services enabled, scanning, and generating reports.

Here you have it folks. This replaces threatstack, nessus, and a few other things once I figure out how to configure all the bells and whistles. Some added benefit if you're monitoring for PCI DSS, GDPR or just want some general tips on how to harden your system per guidelines.

Pretty happy I looked at this and took a deep dive.

Capturing events on host now too, which is pretty nice. Did you want to know when a shell was popped on host? you've got a paper trail now :D

Yo peeps, any opinions on ossec and its fork Wazuh?

I just started looking into Wazuh and its kibana integration is pretty nice as a management ui perspective. You also get the benefit of Kibana :P

here's a little screengrab of some cluster log output as the nodes normalize. I have no agents deployed yet, this is all self sanity output :D

Perhaps some folks would be interested in vulnerability observability?

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