Author: The Bees

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Our nice new logo

Today we have started to use our new logo. It was time for a little refresh . . .We used this site : https://www.brandcrowd.com Of course it is not protected in any way, since this is crazy expensive, or at least not worth it for our site. We got it from good authority that when…
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Chatting with RocketChat

You will never win from all the main-stream applications that are out there like WhatsApp, Signall etc, but how cool is it to be in full control of the data by hosting your own chat server.Below the YML as we used it. Remember to remove the marked mongo db section that is intended to create…
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Using Bitwarden as a Password Tool

Happily using 1Password for a long time, we started to get annoyed by the business model, where you either have to pay for every new major release, or start paying a monthly fee. By chance I ran into a link of someone who described his top 10 dockers (https://www.blackvoid.club/docker-top-10-images-and-solutions/), and the first one was Bitwarden.…
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What the @#$% is wrong with HTTPS

From one day to the other our HTTPS stopped working, and no clue what’s wrong. Dailed back the security on our Unifi Dream Machine, re-installed NGINX and LetsEncrypt, but it all failed to fix the problem. In the end the solution turned out te be to restore the factory settings on the Dream Machine and…
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The day we were hacked

And what a day it was, and how stupid can you be . . . We were on holiday and wanted to see some of the stuff we had on our nice server. So we decided to open up a few ports to make this possible (big mistake), and then decided to leave them open…
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Your very own Minecraft server

Wether you want to play by yourself, or with a whole group, it is all possible with your own Minecraft server. And it is easy as well. You will need an account to use the client, but then you can go ahead and play.Our server is using the map from Hermitcraft 7. It is cool…
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Time Machine for your apple computers

When you are a fan of the Apple products, as we are, it is obvious that you want to make backups using Time Machine. And what better way than to do this on your own server, right? The compose file is very basic, as shown below.

NGINX and LetsEncrypt

As you can read in the blogs, the internet is a nasty place, so you need protection. And one of the first defenses is HTTPS. Also you probably will have multiple dockers using port 80/443, so you need NGINX as well. The below shown compose file will create these two dockers with an automated refresh…
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Portainer

Portainer is a great tool to monitor and manage your docker environment, and we are using it from the beginning.Web: https://www.portainer.io Installation could not be simpler:

Loosing your data

One of the things we learned the hard way is that you need to use persistent volumes when you deploy your applications. The benefit of it is that you have control over where these volumes are stored. On our server have a separate physical volume where we store these volumes, thus keeping things organized. You…
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