Now that my backup solution has been up and running for six months, I thought I’d share a short write-up. I would only recommend running your own backup method, if you are aware of the risks involved. If you’re in the market for backup software, there exist many off-the-shelf products that likely offer what you… Continue reading Home backups with borg
As mastodon v3.3.0 has been released for over two months now, I figured it was time to upgrade my family instance from v3.2.1 to v3.3.0 (thereby skipping v3.2.2). I wrote about hosting your own instance, via docker-compose, in a previous post. The past week I’ve been tinkering with mastodon development. Considering what a pain it… Continue reading Upgrading your mastodon instance
Recently I’ve setup an invite-only mastodon instance as a private space for friends and family. While I am still evaluating whether mastodon is the right tool for such a private space, I’d like to share a number of issues I encountered during setup.
Nextcloud? I’ve been using a self-hosted file sharing service for the past three years in order to move away from large commercial parties in this space. I started using owncloud in the summer of 2016, but switched to nextcloud later that year as Frank Karlitschek, the founder, left owncloud. The open source, large community and… Continue reading Migrating nextcloud to a new server
Lately I have been looking at Google’s format for interchanging data between multiple processes or Protocol Buffers. As you would expect for an inter-process data format Protocol Buffers are supported on different platforms and implementations are available for most popular programming languages. An interesting example of such a platform is the stm32l1 micro controller, which… Continue reading Google protobuf at run-time deserialization example in C++
Introduction At IBCN – my research group – we rely on Click router for implementing and evaluating various Internet communication protocols. Click is a modular software router in C++ that was developed at the end of the last century by Eddie Kohler and others at MIT (the original research paper is available here). Apart from… Continue reading Cross compiling C projects with external dependencies: Click modular router and the Raspberry PI