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June 2, 2021

FreqTrade deploy, understanding the Order Book

In this episode, we’re deploying FreqTrade, an open-source CryptoCurrency trading bot, wrapping it up in a nice multi-tabbed webUI called Muximux, and managing it all with Traefik web proxy with real Let’s Encrypt auto-renewing SSL certificates! I’ll also take you through the config basics, what a simple strategy file looks like,...

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May 25, 2021

ESPHome Wake from Deep-Sleep with MQTT

Welcome back! In this episode, I’m taking you through how to manage your deep-sleep mode battery-powered IoT sensors remotely, using MQTT retain flags. This lets you catch the device at its’ next wakeup interval and keep it online, so you can do a firmware update, then put it back in its’...

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May 19, 2021

TrueNAS CloudSync to S3.. on the cheap!

In this tutorial, I’ll take you through how to configure TrueNAS to sync your datasets to AWS S3, encrypted in flight, and double-encrypted at rest! Sound expensive? Think again.. I spend about $4/month for 1TB of highly-durable data!

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May 7, 2021

Solar-Powered IoT project: Firmware flash

Let’s get some ESPHome firmware flashed on to your ESP32 solar-powered IoT project! I’ll show you the basics of building the base firmware to get it attached to your WiFi network, some tips and tricks for working with mDNS across subnets, and leave you with a working OTA-managable solar-powered sensor! Code...

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May 3, 2021

Containerized MQTT Broker

Here we’re going over the deploy and config of a containerized MQTT Broker, all the basics of pub/sub, topics, retain flags, and I’ll even show you how to dig in under the hood of a Docker volume. Check out the video below, and code samples discussed in the video are here...

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April 28, 2021

TrueNAS site-to-Site replication

Join me for a tutorial on how to do off-site replication of your TrueNAS datasets, leveraging ZFS snapshots! This is the right way to do off-site backups, with perfect data integrity, rapid point-in-time recovery

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April 27, 2021

Plex containerized, with NFS mounts!

In this episode, I’ll show you how to properly mount NFS shares directly inside your container config, rather than from the underlying host! This moves the mount dependency of your container stack in to your defined configuration file, and is one less thing your underlying hosts need to do, making your...

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