emby – 2 months in and no Plex

I’ve been using emby in anger now for two months, so thought I’d provide a quick update on how things have gone.  I still have a jail running Plex 1.8.4, but it remains logged out of plex.tv and other than running in the background, scanning and updating with any new media I’ve added, I’ve not used it for watching any media in the house (although my 5-year-old daughter has used it occasionally on her iPad!). (more…)

AWStats – how is my server being accessed

My recent blog about cron reminded me that I’d started this one, but hadn’t got around to finishing it.  I’m using cron in the same jail to run an hourly task to update the web statistic for AWStats that I’d set up in my reverse proxy jail.  I had AWStats set-up and running on my old FEMP jail, which I blogged about here.  It actually makes much more sense for this to happen on my reverse-proxy jail so I can track ALL of the stuff coming into my network.

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Philips Fidelio – now doing what it should!

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What is a Philips Fidelio I hear you ask?  Well, it’s an Airplay speaker I’ve had for about six years and for the most of that time it has gone completely unused, mainly because it was completely unusable!  After posting a review on the Philips website, I’ve now been sent a firmware updated, and it appears to be doing what it should, almost! (more…)

Virgin Media Superhub 3 – even faster broadband!

You might remember earlier this year when I got a surprise call from Virgin Media and a new TiVo v6 box, which I blogged about here.  Well, this time it was my turn to call Virgin and try to negotiate a better price for my Broadband, TV, and Telephone services.  The result was a saving of £10 and a new Superhub 3 which will bump up my broadband speed from 200 to 300Mbps 😀

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