ADRIAN’S BLOG

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More Remote Controlled

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote my Remote Controlled blog, but I've been having lots of fun with them and have added a few more remote controlled vehicles to my collection! Let's start with the additions! I'd ordered a selection of spare parts for my WL Toys...

Luno Review

You've probably never heard of Luno, and to be honest I wish I hadn't! If you're thinking about buying any cryptocurrency, looks elsewhere and save yourself a horrendous customer service experience. It started innocently with this promotional flyer, which I think came...

New Tesla

I really didn't imagine when I wrote this blog last month that I'd be sitting in my own brand new Tesla just over a month later! It only arrived on Saturday afternoon, so I've really not had much chance to play with it yet, although we've been out on a few short trips...

Tesla Test Drive

We've been talking about buying a new electric car ever since my 2008 Ford Mondeo broke down on the way to my Grandma's funeral. Everything worked out in the end, but we spent a long journey home from Washington Service on the back of a flat loader which was the spark...

V1CE Review

When I saved this blog as a draft, I was waiting for my V1CE card to arrive and was expecting my V1CE review to be somewhat different. A month on and my experience hasn't lived up to the hype on the website which seduced me into ordering a card. Before we get into the...

Restarting TrueNAS and Portainer

Restarting TrueNAS and Portainer probably isn't a great title for this blog, but it will pop-up as a reminder for me to simply restart the NFS service after I've done this and hopefully avoid a few wasted hours trying to work out the problem! The reason for restarting...

Remote Controlled

My partner bought me a small remote controlled boat for Christmas (well, I bought it and she paid for it!) which I almost blogged about it at the time. It didn’t really seem worthy, even though it was great fun, but I’ve just bought 2 more remote controlled cars so now have plenty to say!

Home Assistant SSD

One of the things I like about blogging to myself is that the process tends to motivate me to do other things. This is one good example! I blogged a little about moving my Home Assistant server from a FreeBSD jail in my New Year blog here. In that I also mentioned upgrading the OS from the micro SD card to a more robust Solid State Drive (SSD). This is about how I created my Home Assistant SSD.

More Pi HQ Camera

More Pi HQ Camera might be a little bit of a stretch, as I’ve only made brief reference to it before in this blog here. This is more about using the Pi HQ Camera as a camera, rather than a webcam, with some surprising results.

Random Update

I’ve often finished a blog staying I’ll come back with an update after some use and experience, but I’m conscious that I rarely do, so thought I’d try and do a random update blog which touched on a few previous blogs with some more detailed thoughts!

Blogs that never made it

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I’ll often create blogs with just a title, with the good intention of coming back to write and publish a blog post. Some times I don’t and end up deleting the draft, so here’s just a quick paragraph or two on some of those blogs that never made it in 2020…

2020 Advent Calendar

I didn’t blog about my Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar last year, although I did still get one!  I’m not going to post individual pictures this year, but here are a few collages!  I’ll add the others once I’ve opened them, but you can relive the previous ones here!

TrueNAS

TrueNAS

A major FreeNAS upgrade to TrueNAS has been on the cards for most of 2020. TrueNAS 12.0 was released in October, but I’ve waited until the first U1 release before attempting my FreeNAS upgrade. How did it go? Well, there’s some good and bad…

Synology RT2600 + MR2200

Synology RT2600 + MR2200

When I wrote this blog about my AirPort Extreme Replacement I wasn’t expecting to be writing this one about a Synology RT2600 + MR2200 quite so soon. Oh, and the picture above has them the other way around (MR on the left)!

Raspberry Pi 400

Raspberry Pi 400

Where to start with this one? I’ve already blogged about my Raspberry Pi’s here, and given the Raspberry Pi 400 isn’t much different from a Raspberry Pi 4 from a compute perspective, there’s probably not much point going back over old ground. No, what’s special about the Raspberry Pi 400 is how it makes you feel and the memories it resurrects!

FreeNAS0 – HDD Failure

At the end of 2019, I built a new FreeNAS server, which was the subject of many blogs at the time. It’s been running well ever since until I received an e-mail notification earlier this week to say that FreeNAS0 had suffered a HDD failure!

Fire HD 8 and Google Play Store

Ok, who didn't buy something they didn't really need on Amazon Prime Day?  Just me?  Surely not!  But for just £44.99 I got an Amazon Fire HD 8 (10 Gen) and with a Mastercard promotion a 128GB micro SD card to bump up the storage for £8.45.  One of...

RetroPie

I'd mentioned Retropie briefly in another Raspberry Pi blogs here, but it really is worthy of its very own blog. I've always loved playing video games and grew up in the Pong, Atari, Spectrum/Commodore generation, so being able to go back and relive some of those...

AirPort Extreme Replacement

I feel as though I've been here before when I looked to resolve a problem I was having after updating my FreeNAS server. I blogged about it here and ended up trying a new Netgear router. This time it was a Linksys router as a possible AirPort Extreme Replacement,...

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