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How to Build a Slack Bot

Slack is a great chat and communication tool used by small and large businesses as well as personal use. Slack has a great API and great official Node JS clients that help you automate many feat...

How to Upgrade, Backup, and Restore Rancher 2

It use to be hard to back up Rancher, but with Rancher 2 it’s super simple. Upgrading, backing up, and restoring your Rancher server should be part of your regular routine. Join me in this tuto...

Meet Heimdall, Your Homelab Application Dashboard

Tired of bookmarking all of your self-hosted services only to lose them? Want access to all your sites from anywhere in the world? Well, Heimdall can help with a clean, responsive, and beautiful...

Home Assistant on Docker and Kubernetes (Open Source Home Automation)

Are you ready to start automating your smart home with the power of open source? Do you already have Home Assistant running but need a little more power than a Raspberry Pi? If so, join me in t...

Virtualize vs. Containerize (Which should I choose?)

Should I virtualize this? Should I containerize this? These are great questions to ask yourself when spinning up self-hosted services in your Homelab environment. We’ll review my previous vide...

PiHole on Docker and Kubernetes (I almost gave up)

We know you’ve heard of Pihole and we know you are probably aware of how to install it but… have you tried running it on Docker and Kubernetes using Rancher? Have you configured it for pfSense? ...

4 Ways to Install Plex (one is unexpected)

I’m a huge fan of virtualization and containerization (if you couldn’t tell already)! Today, we’ll walk though the various ways to install Plex step-by-step. We also see how easy it is to get P...

How to Virtualize Your Home Router / Firewall Using pfSense

It’s time to say goodbye to your home router and start virtualizing it using Proxmox and pfSense. pfSense Community Edition Download: https://www.pfsense.org/download/ Get started with Proxmox t...

Setup and Best Settings for Streamlabs OBS on Mac

Streamlabs OBS for MacOS is here! In this video we’ll walk through setting up Streamlabs step by step. We’ll install Streamlabs OBS, set up desktop audio with iShowU Audio Capture so you can ca...

How to Build a Twitch Bot Using TMI.JS (a moderator bot)

Let’s build a bot! Not a bad bot like a view bot, but bot for good. Let’s build a Twitch moderator bot using tmi.js! The Twitch API is powerful and and already has lots of great bots however n...