Bitfroest

Everything about how not to do home administration

How did it come to this?

I was often asked, if I blog my experiences as a devoloper and home administrator somewhere. Until today, I did not. I do have a Mastodon account, which is hosted by the humble student body computer science of the TU Dortmund but that is more for private conversation. But somehow I repeatedly stumbled over the writefreely project and so I did some research about how to self-host it, found this neat writefreely-docker project by @algernon@trunk.mad-scientist.club to whom I owe a big “Thank you!” for not having to write my own Dockerfile!

That said, I needed to make some changes to it in order to make the container build again. To fulfill my obligation to the attached GPL I published the result to a project on gitlab.com which I would be happy to contribute back to the upstream project. Besides that I also constructed a docker-compose.yml file in order to make deploying the service to my home server even easier. I added two versions of this file using the compose branch of the project.

Conclusion

So here it is, my first post to this new blog. I hope that I can provide more insight into my work/hobby/project(s) from time to time at this place. If you are interested in it, feel free to follow this blog using the ActivityPub protocol i.e. via Mastodon using the address @lazalatin@blog.bitfroest.cloud. If you are interested in me as a person and more personal stuff I exchange with others, feel free to follow me on Mastodon using @lazalatin@toot.kif.rocks. Be aware that I do mix English and German there, though. Might even use some Spanish or Swedish from time to time ;–)

Post Scriptum

If the original author(s) stumble over my contribution to their code and want to integrate it upstream, please contact me! If you even are unhappy with the way I provided the changed code, also contact me! I prefer to be contacted via Mastodon using a private message about this matter. And once again:
Thank you!

My name is Chris. I am a IT consultant from germany blogging about his struggle with technology at home. Whether it is about Wifi bridges, VPN, home servers or new software I tested, you will always get a touch of "me" with each post. Maybe, someday I will also write more personal stuff here, but until then you would want to follow me on Mastodon (@lazalatin@toot.kif.rocks) for the personal stuff. Also I want to let you know, that I moderate the german LinuxLounge@TheRadio.CC which you can follow @theradiocc@social.tchncs.de.