Using Squid Reverse Proxy to manage multiple domain names on pfSense

In the past, in order to host multiple domain names or sub domains from my homelab, I’ve resorted to running each application on a separate port. This becomes quite cumbersome once you’ve got a small handful of sites that all need external access. To resolve this, I found multiple sites online suggesting a reverse proxy. […]

Creating Wildcard Certificates on pfSense with Let’s Encrypt

As we progress in the internet age, we put more and more emphasis on security. This has previously been a bit more difficult to do for someone who hosts their own sites and services. Dealing with self-signed certificates or having to shell out hard earned cash for a “legit” cert has always been a hassle. […]

Internet Status Monitoring with Home Assistant and Node-RED

If you’ve read previous posts on my blog, you’ll undoubtedly know that I’ve had some issues with my internet connection with Comcast. In the last few years the service has been fairly decent, especially in the cooler months. But for some reason when it gets hot outside (90F+ on average) the connection drops throughout the […]

Modem Monitor Update [Updated]

I bought a new modem today, slightly hoping that it will fix whatever connection issues i’m having, it’s a newer model surfboard (SB6190) and as such I’ve had to update my script which checks the status. import requests import datetime from bs4 import BeautifulSoup #import dateparser import tweepy import re #Set up Twitter creds CONSUMER_KEY='[REPLACE […]

Comcast can’t keep it up? I’ll let them know about it

So over the last few months my internet service with Comcast has been less than stellar. My connection would drop out at random times throughout the day, on some days I wouldn’t stay connected for more than 20 or so minutes at a time. At first, I was hoping that it was a random issue […]

Setting up Comchap’s Comcut with ComSkip, ffmpeg, and HandbrakeCLI

I’ve been running Plex for years now and with their addition of Plex DVR last year I started recording many of the television shows I’d been acquiring other ways before. It saves on bandwidth, it saves on time spent searching for the right quality from a trusted group, but what it doesn’t save on is […]

Trying to move from Sprint to Straight Talk

This whole process has been quite frustrating. But first, let me give you some background information on what i’m trying to do. I’ve been with Sprint for years, I’d say since 2000 or 2001 when i was still on with my parents. Then a few years ago, 2008 i think, I got a new phone […]