I'm a Site Reliability Engineer, previously DevOps, previously SysAdmin, eventually the next title for someone who keeps the site up. I presently work on a team specializing in observability at a company I was a loyal customer of before I started, so it's a lot of fun. I've been using Linux for over 20 years, collect CRT televisions, and obsessively graph anything in my home that can go into a time series database. I've created this blog to document projects I found fun and maybe guide people who are starting out with home servers and hobby projects. Laugh at my minimal work on GitHub, or email me love letters/hate mail at blake[at]blakecarpenter.dev.