Felix Krohn
DON'T PANIC! Doing a bit here, a byte there @ Puzzle ITC 🧩: k8s, OpenShift, Container Security. Bare metal background.

deploying centos9-stream/rhel9 remotely to a dedicated server

Because I need some more storage and wanted to pay less, I rented a cheap server at Kimsufi in order to replace my old, but way too expensive OVH Server. Downside is of course the lack of IPMI device, that came in handy for prior remote OS installations.
In the end it took me a couple days (or nights) to deploy a vanilla CentOS9-Stream on that server, and multiple rounds of replacing building bricks by customised versions to debug a hanging installer, from ipxe-loader to  initrd OS installer... In the end I got it working after debugging the netboot in a local VM (the bug didn't appear when booting the installer from other media than network). The default installer vmlinuz+initrd unfortunately lacks the "netconsole" module which would have been quite handy for this.
I briefly jotted down what needs to be done to install the latest version of CentOS9-Stream (which also mostly applies to RHEL9 which I am now running) in a public gist on github.

The cloud is just someone else's computer, power, cooling system, underwater sea cables, networking equipment, data center and the land it sits on, control plane with support for Terraform, insurance policies, roadmaps, and a whole lot of people to build, secure, monitor, and support all of the software that runs on top.

Finally, I see a use for a 3D printer.

Just in case.

Felix Krohn shared a note by KplxNov 29, 2022

Fußball is ja auch (Klassiker)

Timeline of a new Mastodon user:

Day 1: this sucks servers are confusing and why is my feed empty

Day 2: why is there no quote tweet this is dumb

Day 3: mastodon better make some changes if it wants to compete with tw_tter

Day 7: hm, people are really nice here

Day 10: loving the no ads and real conversations



Please don't use ‘beefstew’ as password.

It isn’t stroganoff

There was a terrible misunderstanding, and in an attempt to solve the four hardest problems in computer science (the other three are naming things and off-by-one errors), the cryptobros thought they'd nailed cash invalidation.

#sorry #notsorry


ME: [gently rolling her onto her side]


The plural of regex is regrets.