Grafana in kiosk mode on Pi Zero W

Per my earlier post, I’ve been using a Pi Zero W with Chromium in a kiosk mode to display Grafana on a TV. Not sure if something changed with Chromium in the December 2020 release, but it wasn’t working when I tried to do a rebuild. So, I found an alternative and I’ve been having […]

Setting up k3s on a single RPi4

Testing out the ability to run some containers on RPi4 and I have a single borrowed device. Most of the tutorials out there describe a multi-node configuration and that’s led to some challenges for me to understand this. First, I started with this tutorial: This gets you there most of the way, but I […]

The RPi Zero W is…ok…

First of all, I have not returned to using the Chromecast for my Grafana visualization. I didn’t elaborate on this, but my previous post was driven by a change to Grafana visualization that effectively broke the ChromeCast Kiosk server I was using. The recommended solution was to use a proxy for displaying the iFrame, or […]

Add an alias to zsh in MacOS

I found this more difficult to locate than it needed to be. If you want to add an alias to zsh in MacOS, say something like ‘ll’, it’s pretty simple. If you’re comfortable with everyone on that system having the change, ‘sudo nano /etc/zshrc’ Add a line at the end – alias ll=’ls -al’ Save […]

Grafana and Chromecasting – Part 2

Following up on my previous post about running Grafana out to a Chromecast dongle on a TV, I’ve now tested it going directly to a Vizio 4k TV with the built in Chromecast functionality. Looks like it works fine and is actually pretty responsive. Unfortunately, it appears to be displaying in 1080P. I haven’t tested […]

Free Veeam linux backups

I didn’t feel like fighting against Nutanix CE any more so I copied my VMs out using qemu and rebuilt the entire cluster with ESXi 6.7 free. Seems to be ok so far with a few minor issues. Now that I’m back in operation I have a concern about having a single copy of my […]