What I use


This page contains a list of the technology I use, both software and hardware. I’ve seen a number of other people doing a uses page and I’ve always found them interesting, so here’s mine.

Computer – Homelab

  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Generation (running Fedora and windows)
  • Mac Mini running with ubuntu server running gitlab.
  • 2x HP microserver Gen8 with Intel Xeon E3-1260L Low-Power 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Running proxmox, Linux Containers (LXC), kubernetes, docker containers
  • Mikrotik RouterBoard hAP ac
  • Synology DS718+
  • RaspberryPi
  • Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather station with WeatherlinkIP interface
  • SDRplay RSP1A interface

Self hosted:

  • Gitlab server with gitlab runners
  • Grafana
  • Jenkins
  • Portainer
  • Argocd
  • Rancher
  • Kong API
  • Oauth2 Proxy + nginx for my public facing stuff
  • OpenVPN server
  • Uptime Kuma
  • Mailpile
  • Calibre-web
  • OpenVScode
  • Grafana Loki
  • Prometheus
  • InfluxDB
  • MariaDB
  • PostgresQL

This list is not accurate as I keep add remove self hosted stuff.

Productivity – Software

  • Joplin my favourite markdown note taking app, I use it every day with encryption enabled and sync all my notes in my Synology NAS.
  • VScode with setting sync across my computers using github
  • K9s is a terminal based UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters, totally love it.
  • OpenLens | The Kubernetes IDE
  • ZSH terminal with ohmyzsh with the following plugins:
    git, bundler, dotenv, macos, rake, rbenv, ruby, vscode, cp, colorize, docker-compose, docker, minikube, kubectl, zsh-autosuggestions, zsh-syntax-highlighting
    Theme: powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k
  • fzf, a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder. It’s an interactive Unix filter for command-line that can be used with any list; files, command history, processes, hostnames, bookmarks, git commits, etc.