Declan Morris

30 something cloud engineer with interests in DevOps, security and SysAdmin

SSD in ThinkPad T series - 2230 SSD with extender

The ThinkPad T580 is a reliable and powerful laptop, but if you find yourself running out of storage space, or if you want to try out a different OS alongside your current one, upgrading with a second SSD is an excellent solution. However, 2242 NVME SSD’s are really hard to find, maybe due to the popularity of the T580 and T480 2242 NVME SSD’s and when you do find them they can be quite expensive....

<span title='2023-07-17 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>July 17, 2023</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;2 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;405 words&nbsp;·&nbsp;Declan Morris

Open Water Swimming at Pool Bridge Farm York

Pool Bridge Farm Pool bridge farm offers open water swimming in two (soon to be three) lakes, M lake and Monet lake. Pricing is reasonable at £7 per swim or £35 for a monthly pass. This is a little more expensive to the other local swimming location Allerthorpe which is £6 non member and £4 member swim. However, Pool Bridges opening hours much better as the £7 is for the day and it’s open 07:30-dusk, 7 days a week....

<span title='2023-04-19 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>April 19, 2023</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;2 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;351 words&nbsp;·&nbsp;Declan Morris

UK whole home energy monitoring with Bright

UK whole home energy monitoring with Bright/Hildebrand glow/Glowmarkt With the current energy prices in the UK increasing on an almost exponential level, I, like probably quite a few of you decided the more I know the better. To get whole home monitoring you can use guides for CT clamps in your mains fuse box. A small device will then monitor the energy on one of the main circuits in your home....

<span title='2022-09-11 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>September 11, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;4 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;742 words&nbsp;·&nbsp;Declan Morris

Terraform Provider Secrets with Bitwarden CLI

Terraform Provider Secrets with Bitwarden CLI Publishing your IAC code to the public internet can be daunting. To ensure you’re doing it correctly you’ll want to lock down your terraform secrets, I do it with bitwarden cli, below is a guide on how to implement it on AWS and Azure but the same logic can be used for other terraform providers. Secrets in Terraform Some of your most important secrets will be your provider secrets, these typically contain secrets used to create or modify the infrastructure you have created....

<span title='2022-08-14 20:50:20 +0100 +0100'>August 14, 2022</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;3 min&nbsp;·&nbsp;474 words&nbsp;·&nbsp;Declan Morris