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3D Printing : Remotely Switch on/off your 3D Printer

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Background I think, like most of the 3D Printer guys, you have your printer in your basement. This is indeed a great place, but it means each time you are about to start a print, you have to go downstairs, start the power switch, and go back at your computer place and star the print. OctoPrint is easy to get remote access to the printer, but, what about controlling the power switch ?!?

Changes on the Blog

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Something New on the Blog Dear Readers, you probably noticed, there are two major changes on the blog starting today : 1) I have added a patreon button on the left  2) There is less ads on the blog. [EDIT 26th March 2022] : I had to roll back the change on the ads, I've lost 98% of my revenue. I will re-evaluate this in a couple of month. Why ? Simply because too much adds kill reader experience and readers are tempted to use ads-blockers . Ads is my only source of revenue for this blog and this revenue is very welcome for the time, the hosting, the domain name, the various acquisitions for tech tests, ... I realized that Ads are actually a very nice source of revenue, but again, too much is too much. As other bloggers, I've registered to Patreon, this is a tipping platform that allows any reader to donate any amount they think I deserve (and they can afford) to support my work. So, feel free to use the button on the left, send any amount you want. In consideration to this opti

Rubrik : Detect & Protect Unprotected VMs

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Background We came to a point where unprotected VMs can be out of sight and we could potentially miss protection on some important object. We do not want to apply a default protection at the top level of our infrastructure to avoid any uncomfortable storage usage. So what ? It would be nice to have a script running on a cluster and check what are the unprotected VM and apply an SLA ... mmmh let me think...

Rubrik : Automate Nutanix Cluster Configuration

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Background I would like to automate the Nutanix AHV cluster addition on my Rubrik appliances. Either for testing purpose or for more general deployments. In order to achieve this, you need to perform couple of actions and clicks in the UI. But since the Rubrik UI is API-First, of course, that should be doable via API call ? Isn't it ? But why limiting this to only adding new Cluster ? Let's see...