The lock down and WFH (Work From Home) directives issued in 2020 taught us very clearly how important internet is in today's day and age. While I never felt a need or urge to have a dedicated homelab set up for myself, I still used to have a Pi 2B running Pi Hole and rclone for ad blocking and uploading some essential files to a remote server. This all started to grow significantly when I started having extended internet outages on my primary ISP. As much as I love my internet provider, they've given me a really hard time (not totally their fault tho!) during the pandemic due to them being short staffed and infra not being preemptively upgraded due to lack of funds etc.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.tekduke.com/my-humble-homelab/