Convincing Kubernetes to Trust a Backend

I run Kubernetes at home. Yeah, I’ve said it. It’s out there now.

Now we’re past that, here’s how to convince traefik to talk nicely to a HTTPS backend server, in this case a test instance of GoatNS. I use Terraform for my configuration management, k3s to build/control the platform, with its built-in traefik for routing traffic.

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Docker, rust, cargo and 137 Errors

I kept getting OOMKilled when trying to build Rust apps in Docker containers on GitHub Actions (and also locally, using buildx). The return code of any cargo command that touched the list of crates would end up with the command killed after 30-90 seconds.

I found two solutions:

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AWS ACM Moving to Dynamic Intermediates

I wonder how many things are going to break when AWS changes how ACM certs are issued. They’re moving to “dynamic” (ie, randomly allocated) intermediates starting 11th October 2022, which is surprisingly soon! They say not to use certificate pinning, but lots of people do, and I’m sure there’s a load of custom config/deployment methods out there that’ll rely on some kind of static intermediate. Good luck, friends! [Read More]

Stop Edge Sleeping Tabs

Microsoft’s Edge browser is pretty cool, I use it instead of Chrome because .. somehow Microsoft has become less creepy than Google? They’ve recently added efficiency mode, which is handy until it starts sleeping the tab that Octoprint is on, which queues up all the “live view” features and somehow makes them replay at super-speed when I go back to the tab. AAAAANNYWAY. I did some searching and couldn’t find the answer to “how do I stop Edge from sleeping pinned tab” because that’s not a thing (article on what can stop a tab to sleep here). [Read More]

Housing Cost Increases and Perception

The low cost of borrowing money combined with a few other forces have really pushed up housing prices around here lately, and people keep telling me that “oh but your place has gone up in value, it all works out!” I knew in my bones it wasn’t right, but I did some quick math. Mortgage Townhouse Value House Cost Mortgage Increase 2019 $250,000.00 $320,000.00 $480,000.00 $160,000.00 2022 $250,000.00 $450,000.00 $680,000.00 $230,000. [Read More]