Budiman JoJo

Life Journey of My Geeky Needs.

Neovim Is Awesome


I was a long time Vim user, long before Neovim was born. I was sold to Neovim when CoC came out and there were some features that don’t work with Vim. At that time, Neovim was marketed as Vim but with more sane default experience. As time goes by, now Neovim is more than just Vim with better defaults. In this post, I will share my two cents on why Neovim is so much better than Vim, at least for me.

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How I GitOps Home Assistant Configurations

2021-11-04 4 min read Kubernetes Linux Self Hosted Budimanjojo

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I always love the idea of GitOps, where everything I have in a git repo represents the current state of my application. But not everything are made for GitOps, so we have to sort of “make it work”. In this post, I will show you how I manage to GitOps my Home Assistant configurations. Spoiler, this is hacky and messy at the same time, so please bear this in mind before continuing.

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Variable Substitution in Flux GitOps

2021-10-27 3 min read Kubernetes Linux Self Hosted Budimanjojo

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Sometimes there are values that you want to use multiple times in your manifest files. Usually, we define them using a config map or secret and we either mount them as a file or environment variable. This is easy if you don’t use GitOps and have a small amount of pods. Also, having a single configmap and secret will clean up a lot of mess out of your cluster, and this is what variable substitution will do for you. I find this really useful especially for sensitive information you don’t want people all around the world to see. In this post, I will show you how I do variable substitution using Flux GitOps tool.

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How I Manage My Kubernetes Manifests Using Flux

2021-10-20 5 min read Kubernetes Linux Self Hosted Budimanjojo

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GitOps is currently the most popular way to manage your services. It’s sort of what DevOps is but with Git. To put it in a simple way, it is a practice where you manage everything through git. Whatever you have in your git repository is what your cluster current state is. Because GitOps is so popular there are a lot of new tools focusing on GitOps right now, and Flux is one of them. In this post I will give you a glance on how I manage my Kubernetes manifests using Flux.

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Raspberry Pi Media Server Series 4 - Setting Up Docker

2019-12-18 4 min read Linux Raspberry Pi Self Hosted Budimanjojo
This is the forth part of my Raspberry Pi Media Server series. If you haven’t read our previous part, here’s where we discussed setting up external drives on Raspberry Pi. In this part, we are going to setting up Docker on Raspberry Pi. Here’s what you will get if you follow through the end of the tutorial: Docker and Docker Compose installed Docker data will be in the external drives Systemd will only start Docker if external drives are mounted Getting Started Before we get our hands on setting up docker on our Raspberry Pi, let’s first do a system update. Continue reading
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