State of The Networks – Sep 2021

Over the last few months, I was able to take some time to explore a few self-hostable options. I got to explore caddy (Which is terrific by the way!), setup guacamole and I’m also absolutely loving Navidrome. I got rid of OSMC since we weren’t quite using it as much and setup pi-hole to block…

Building the end plan

Over the last few years, I’ve been wanting to setup a comprehensive and secure ‘handover’ document for my family – In case I cease to exist. My key priorities were it should : be easy to update and maintain when I am alive be easy to reference and access when I am dead have multiple…

Caddy through the tunnel

I recently installed Navidrome on an Odroid XU4 and configured Guacamole on my NUC. To access these applications securely on an external network, I setup a WireGuard tunnel and took this opportunity to learn how to use Caddy as a reverse proxy. Here’s a quick walk-through: Setup the VPS: Since we need a VPS just…

Guacamole – Clientless Remote Desktop access

I have been using Anydesk for a while now to remote into my NUC workstation. It works great but for one big downside – It needs you to install the tool on both machines.  While looking for alternatives, I came across Guacamole which is a clientless remote desktop gateway. Set it up on the server…

Owning my Garmin data

Over the last month, I took some time to build a tiny WordPress plugin that fetches data from my garmin connect platform and displays it on my website. Currently the workflow only pulls activity data from the platform – which was my focus for this month. With modifications to the python script, I think this can be extended further to fetch any type of data from the platform.