What's this all about?

What's this all about?

Noted is an independent publication launched in April 2022 by Jeremy Irwin. The primary topics here are Home Lab, Self Hosting and Open Source or free software related content. Notes from an aspiring home lab and self hosting autodidact.

Hey there! 👋

I'm Jeremy, creator of Noted.lol. Here you will find my notes related to home lab and self hosting. Take everything you see here with a grain of salt. I hope you find something useful! Here I am doing my best Stephen King pose.

Discover something new

Perhaps you will discover or learn something new that will change the way you use certain things in your Home Lab. I myself am always seeking out new projects to keep my hunger for Self Hosting at bay. I created the Self Hosted Weekly Roundup for people just like me that want to find a new project to tinker with.

Triple H Life Plan

In late 2018 I created a new life plan. I call it the "Triple H Life Plan". I believe you can find happiness through being honest to yourself and others while being humble. Always be Honest, always be Humble and through those you will be Happy. Being honest with yourself is the hardest part and one of the most important life struggles most people have. If you can conquer that, you can do anything!

Jeremy's Background

I grew up in a small town in Michigan where farm land stretches as far as the eye can see. When I graduated, I went to college for Computer Science. While I never pursued a job in the field, my heart moved me in another direction. I spent 15 years in the Business Marketing field running a successful business until I finally decided it was time for a change and to pursue another passion. Software Developing is something I have always wanted to learn. Currently I am enrolled in coding bootcamp powered by Hack Reactor to become a full stack Software Developer. Who knows where this journey will lead but I am super stoked you are here for the ride!

A Self Hosted Site

Noted is self hosted on a home lab. The stack goes like this: 2U Chassis > Proxmox > LXC Container > Docker > Nginx Proxy Manager > Cloudflare DNS > Ghost Blog Software. While it may seem complicated, the software used makes it much easier than you might think! Everything used is FOSS or Free other than the server itself. Yeah, I paid for that 🤓 You can read more about the structure of Noted here.

📝 FOSS - From Wikipedia

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that is both free software and open-source software[a] where anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.[3] This is in contrast to proprietary software, where the software is under restrictive copyright licensing and the source code is usually hidden from the users.

FOSS maintains the software user's civil liberty rights (see the Four Essential Freedoms, below). Other benefits of using FOSS can include decreased software costs, increased security and stability (especially in regard to malware), protecting privacy, education, and giving users more control over their own hardware. Free and open-source operating systems such as Linux and descendants of BSD are widely utilized today, powering millions of servers, desktops, smartphones (e.g., Android), and other devices.[4][5] Free-software licenses and open-source licenses are used by many software packages. The free software movement and the open-source software movement are online social movements behind widespread production and adoption of FOSS, with the former preferring to use the terms FLOSS or free/libre.


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