Host Your Own Website Using Grav Nginx PHP and a Rock64
You can host a fast, quick loading full website on a tiny ARM single board computer with only 1GB of RAM, all for under $20. Crazy? Well that's the exact setup you're reading this on right now. Let me show you how.
Currently the Pine64's RK3328 based SBC the Rock64 is for sale on Amazon for $15...
Host your own Jitsi server via Docker behind an Nginx reverse proxy
Secure your communications by making your data your own
This article assumes a fresh apt-based server install and basic knowledge regarding the command line. The rest will be explained to you.
Secure your server:
Create an SSH key pair to use so that you can disable password login and login with your key only. This removes an attack vector from you...
Build Your Own Matrix Server Behind An Nginx Reverse Proxy
There are lots of articles on installing a Matrix server but they are mostly duplicates of the official documentation where your proxying is done on the server itself. Most people who are the type that would want to host their own Matrix server are going to have several servers built already behin...
Banana Pi M2 Zero: First impressions and installing docker and octoprint
This will be for sure the last time I buy a Banana Pi device. Searching for support online, I found out very quickly, AFTER buying the device, that Banana Pi has a reputation for dumping devices on to the market and then basically completely abandoning them, leaving support entirely up to the hacki...
Orange Pi Zero Plus2 H5: First impressions
Neat little SBC I picked up recently on eBay. Was looking into the Raspberry Pi Zero W but ran across the Orange Pi Zero online while doing some research. It's almost twice the price, but your extra money goes a long way. A quad core 64 bit CPU, 8GB on-board EMMC, full size HDMI port, and several o...
Wire a Sonoff smart switch and install Tasmota firmware
getting started with a $5 wifi relay and open source firmware
This tutorial assumes you are using Linux. If you are not, you have bigger problems to address.
If you're just getting started with home automation, and you don't want to spend a ton of money, the Sonoff Basic is a great option. It's extremely easy to use (only consisting of a simple 10 amp r...
Tasmota on ESP8266 RGBW Fcmila Smart Bulb
install open source firmware on cheap rgbw smart bulb
Despite Amazon's tendency to gouge customers when it comes to "smart" items, I recently picked up 4 of the Fcmila branded smart RGB bulbs for a pretty amazing deal, cheaper than anywhere else, domestic or overseas. I saw they changed the price the next day after I placed my order, pretty much doubl...