Home Assistant is open-source, self-hosted software that will allow you to control various devices in your home. It is extremely flexible and can be used to tie together multiple sensors and services to create the ultimate smart home. As I continue to learn about the functionality of Home Assistant I’ll add more posts about setting up sensors and other devices.
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that can be self-hosted at home to keep your passwords and other private data secure. The official Bitwarden image only supports the amd64 architecture and I needed a container that I could run on my Raspberry Pi 4 cluster. Luckily I found Bitwarden_rs which is not as resource intensive as the official image and is perfect for small self-hosted environments.
Yes, GitLab already has the ability to send Pushover notifications after a GitLab CI job, but If you’re like me, you want to have a little more control over those messages.
While I typically use Gitlab to house my git repositories, I have been looking for a much lighter solution that can be installed as a Docker container on a Raspberry Pi 4. I’m just a hobbyist and was not able to take advantage of the advanced features that Gitlab has to offer. I wanted a solution that was lightweight, open-source, and cross-platform. After some research, I decided to install Gitea.
Docker has become one of the easiest ways to manage containerized apps on Linux, Mac and even Windows Machines. Personally, I use docker to self-host a ton of apps at home. I have it running on a couple of Raspberry Pi’s, as well as a windows machine. I wanted to share my installation experience.
I use Docker to run many applications on my network. Typically, in order to update an application, you have to shut down the Docker container, pull the latest image, and redeploy. If you have one or two Docker containers it shouldn’t be that much of an issue, right? But what if you have 50 Docker containers?