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Last active Nov 25, 2022
Equinix Metal is my computer

Equinix Metal is my computer

Run hosted VSCode on Equinix Metal's huge: AMD Epyc instances with 64GB RAM and 24 Cores, coupled with a bonded 2 x 10 Gbps uplink to the Internet.

Hosted VSCode

  • Provision your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server using the dashboard and add your SSH key
  • Once you have the public IP, log in over SSH

You'll need to install any runtime environments you want to use through the built-in terminal, such as:

alexellis /
Created Mar 14, 2021 — forked from slp/
Installing OpenFaaS with libkrun-based isolation on Fedora 33

Installing OpenFaaS with libkrun-based isolation on Fedora 33

Setting up the system

Revert to cgroup v1

The version of containerd that OpenFaaS will download during the installation doesn't support cgroup v2, so we need to configure systemd to avoid using the Unified cgroup Hierarchy, and reboot the system:

alexellis /
Last active Feb 16, 2021
Live show notes - “Is Kubernetes right for us?”
alexellis /
Last active Apr 1, 2021 — forked from ppouliot/
Script to set the fan speed on Ampere server
#! /bin/sh
# Alex Ellis 18th Nov 2020
# Updated for the 1U unit, which has 7 fans
logo () {
echo ""
echo " ▄██▄"
echo " ▄█ █▄"
echo " ▄█ █▄"
alexellis /
Last active Sep 4, 2022
Multi-master / HA k3s for my Raspberry Pi cluster
set -e
echo Installing Server 1
k3sup install --user pi --ip \
--k3s-channel $CH \
--cluster \
alexellis / inletsctl-role.json
Last active Oct 4, 2020
IAM Role for AWS EC2 for inletsctl/inlets-operator
View inletsctl-role.json
"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Sid": "VisualEditor0",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Action": [
View gist:04d39e5474650aab217f7f8ed0008e5a
Add this to your user-data field in the EC2 console
It creates a new user i.e. "alex" with the SSH key specified.
Then: `k3sup install --ip $IP --user alex`
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alexellis /
Created Sep 1, 2020
Pair of Python3 programs to control an LED and sense the environment using the Pimoroni Blinkt and Envirophat
from flask import Flask
app = Flask(__name__)
import sys
import blinkt
def print_color(r,g,b):
print('Setting Blinkt to {r},{g},{b}'.format(r=r, g=g, b=b))
alexellis / docker-compose.yml
Created Jul 21, 2020
Hack on JavaScript for OpenFaaS using Docker Compose
View docker-compose.yml
# Assume that you ran "faas-cli new --lang node12 api2" before starting with this file.
version: '3.3'
context: ./template/node12
- 8000:3000
alexellis / sponsors.go
Last active Nov 15, 2022
sponsors.go - query whether a GitHub user is your sponsor at a given tier (dollar amount)
View sponsors.go
// LICENSE for this file: MIT
// Copyright: Alex Ellis, OpenFaaS Ltd 2020
// Do not remove this notice
package handlers
import (