Category Archives: Misc
Last week I decided that I should check out KVM as an alternative to VMWare’s Vsphere ESX for my home lab. ESX worked fine-ish – relatively easy to setup and well documented online – but their update process left something … Continue reading
Recent task, build an automated & wifi controlled chicken coop opener without spending a ton of money. Props to http://blog.netscraps.com/diy/automatic-chicken-coop-door-solar-time-table-switch.html for the original idea and providing such an in-depth explanation. Parts list:1) Functional Devices RIB2401D DPDT relay2) Weatherproof 1-gang deep … Continue reading
With the recent rise in COVID-19 activities, I decided it was time to resurrect my page sniffer.
I’m spending a month in Kaua’i, and thanks to some extremely generous friends, lodging is covered – while cashing in some of the last decade of air miles covers the flight.
For some reason, my windows server wouldn’t talk to one of my network devices. It would talk to all the others, but not this one. I tried changing the ip address of the device, and even swapped it out for … Continue reading
DuckDNS is a free dynamic DNS services built on top of Amazon AWS as a response to DynDNS shutting down their free service. From DuckDNS – it’s free and always will be. http://duckdns.org/
On one side, it kind of sucks. On the other side – it gives me an excuse to move from 2tb drives to 4tb drives. Mail servers and webservers recreated, but SQL is backed up – so no real data … Continue reading
A very simple screen saver with a single simple purpose. You specify a web page URL and, optionally, a reload time. The page will then be displayed when your machine is idle. Supports simple motion-sensor input for screen control. https://code.google.com/p/websaver/
I went out to behind the Glassworks Gallery in Sperryville, VA on Sunday (4/20/14) and tried a little flying. Here’s some of the video I took.