Outside of very specific deployments and industries, serial port on a modern hardware - if present - is usually overlooked and completely ignored. Over the years it became the floppy of external ports. These days one is more likely to see it as an icon representing I/O port than to physically use it.
Which is exactly why I also didn't see it for what it was - a simple, yet elegant solution to my particular problem. Because as it turns out, serial port still has much to offer even in 2023.
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As far as downtimes go, most suck. Then there are some that are more like happy little opportunities to learn something new. When Gitlab in my homelab started returning
500s, I had no idea how blessed I was. I was at best annoyed.
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Earlier on I've shown you how I run docker containers on NAS using systemd. This time, I'll show you an easy way to configure systemd with Ansible that will get you running containers in no time. (and in reproducible and automated way)
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