ADRIAN’S BLOG

Ramblings of an IT geek

Easter Holiday – Iceland

It’s always the same with these ‘travel blogs’ in that I never find time to write them whilst I’m travelling, and it always seems a bit of a chore when I finally back home, but my daughter did a brilliant job of hers (at least until we got back to the UK) so I’m going to persevere with mine!

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Easter Holiday

This is going to be a bit of a long one, or at least will be if you read this and the following blogs, which I’ll make for each destination. They will be a synopsis of our Easter holiday which started on Sunday 7 April @ 04:00 and an early morning taxi to Edinburgh Airport…

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Time Machine is dead, long live Time Machine

Time Machine is the backup utility that’s been built into MacOS since I started using OS X back in 2008. It’s really great and has a wonderful interface, although has some limitations and has never really played nicely with FreeNAS. The latest FreeNAS U2 point release I installed today might just fix that though…

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Withings (Steel HR)

I drafted a fairly positive blog about the Withings Steel HR at the end of last year when I bought and tested this for a few days. That was before the customer service nightmare I’ve had with Withings since then, which has somewhat tainted my view of them and their products 🙁

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Beachlife

I’ve had this sat as a draft blog for some time, but rather than spend time telling you what I think, try and get yourself a copy of Beachlife and just listen to it – you won’t regret it.  It’s one of my favourite compilation albums of all time!

A New Year with FreeNAS Up-to-date

Unlike my update at the end of last year, I go into the New Year with FreeNAS up-to-date.  I’m running the latest version (11.2-U1), my jails are all on the latest version of FreeBSD (11.2) and they are mostly running the latest packages.  I’ve even updated the versions of PHP some of them are running.  2019 should be a quiet year!

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Some PHP updates

I’ve recently updated my Nextcloud jail to 15.0 and noticed one of the Apps wanted a newer version of PHP.  It was running PHP 7.1.17 (which isn’t really that out of date) but I thought it might be time for some PHP updates across a number of jails…

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