Reviving Your Old Dell Optiplex 9020: A TrueNAS Transformation Guide

Repurpose your old Dell Optiplex 9020 into a powerful TrueNAS server with this step-by-step guide. Learn to gather components, configure TrueNAS, and set up Docker and Portainer on a virtual machine. Enhance your server with 3D printed modifications, an NVMe drive, and PCIe adapter.

February 18, 2023 · 5 min · Alastair

Mass Deletion of Cloudflare DNS Records

Discover how to swiftly delete multiple DNS records on Cloudflare using a Bash script. Gather your Cloudflare API token, zone ID, email, and X-Auth-Key. The script retrieves, processes, and sends DELETE requests to remove records. Customize it with your details for efficient mass deletion while exercising caution when altering DNS settings.

May 18, 2022 · 3 min · Alastair

Deploying a static site to IPFS using Gitlab CI/CD, Pinata & Cloudflare.

Whilst learning about IPFS and web3, I decided to try and deploy a static website using Gitlab CI/CD and this is how I did it. I have made a repository template so this should only take around 5 minutes to deploy your first static website to the IPFS network. Cloning Repository Head over to and clone the repository. Creating Cloudflare Records Go to cloudflare and create a CNAME that points ipfs....

May 17, 2022 · 2 min · Alastair