ADRIAN’S BLOG

Ramblings of an IT geek

Airsonic

This is another one of those things I really don't need, but now I've found it and set it up I think it's pretty cool and have been trying to find a more permanent use for it! Airsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music,...

NGINX Proxy Manager

Using NGINX as a reverse proxy, with Letsenctypt to generate SSL certificates and secure access to my externally exposed services, was a real game-changer for me, automating something that in the past has been a real challenge.  NGINX Proxy Manager simplifies things...

Updating Bitwarden

I blogged about my switch from using 1Password to a self-hosted version of Bitwarden here, and its been running perfectly ever since. That said, I had tried updating Bitwarden a couple of times, all of which have failed and I'd ended up rolling back a snapshot. I...

More Pi (1B, Zero W, 3A+ and another 4B)

I blogged about my Raspberry Pi 4 here and here and was quite excited to see what I could try and do with it next. I've been doing a little more 'Pi playing' and have now amassed a small Pi family. I already had a 1st generation Pi 1B in the garage, so dug that out,...

APE Wiki

I had a few spare hours yesterday and had been meaning to try and recreate the MediaWiki docker container inside a FreeNAS jail. A few gotchas were found but they were resolved pretty quickly, and I now have my own APE Wiki! It's really just another FAMP...

FreeNAS0 – Finishing Touches & 11.3

The journey that started back here when I seriously started looking at components for FreeNAS0 almost seems complete so I thought I'd blog about some finishing touches and my upgrade to 11.3. I'll start with the upgrade, which I guess I'd been putting off for a couple...

Resize Virtual Disks

This is as much a reference for me as it is anything else, but I needed to resize a couple of virtual disks over the weekend, and these are the pretty simple steps to do it, at least for my FreeNAS configuration. It started because my UPS decided to shut down for some...

COVID-19

I'd drafted a final blog relating to my FreeNAS adventures over the last few months, but it all seems a little pointless at the minute given whats going on around the world with COVID-19. Who could have even begun to imagine we'd be where we are now when I ordered the...

Happy Birthday

..too Me!  I just realised that in almost 200 blogs, I haven’t once blogged about my birthday, so this one is to wish Happy Birthday to me!

More Raspberry Pi 4

It really is quite incredible what this tiny little computer can do, especially when compared with the very early home computers that I got the opportunity to play with when I was about the same age as my daughter. So this blog is about some more Raspberry Pi 4 things...

Aperture

This is another one of those blogs that I started (well, I gave it a name and saved it!) a few years ago, but just never got around to it. I thought I better having blogged about it a little here, and I really do need to find myself a replacement for Apple Aperture....

Episode V – The Apps Strike Back

I really can't remember how long ago I drafted this blog about Apps and Linux, but the main block was in the classic format and it was supposed to follow on from this blog, so I'd say it was at least a couple of years ago! Having recently updated my MacBook Air which...

Raspbian & RetroPie

So I’d mentioned my Christmas present - a Raspberry Pi4 Desktop Kit - when blogged about Pi-hole here, but I’ve now started playing with the Pi4 for what I thought I might use if for (Raspbian & RetroPie) when I ask for one from Santa! The first MicroSD cards I’ve...

More Whisk(e)y

I’ve not done a whisky update for a little while, and certainly missed a Christmas update, but don’t worry - I did get some more whisk(e)y for Christmas, although one was a bit of a shocker! Last years Christmas whisky, and another which I seemed to remember arrived...

Pi-hole

I got a Raspberry Pi 4 for Christmas, although never really had in mind running Pi-hole. I've also been playing around with various browsers, which is what actually got me thinking about using Pi-hole. And finally, after a couple of Youtube videos I decided to give...

A tale of two (faulty) devices

Let's be clear before I start, I get this is probably an unfair comparison, but I'm going to make it anyway!  Over the last month, I've had two electronic devices fail - firstly my Apple iPhone X and then shortly afterwards my Netvue Orbcam.  So, this is the...

Bitwarden

So much for a slow start to 2020! Bitwarden is another one of those things that appear to have passed me by, although now I've found it I suspect it may become my password manager of choice once I've migrated from 1Password. I can't remember exactly when I started...

More ONLYOFFICE

I'd blogged out using ONLYOFFICE before here, but I never really got around to using it for anything serious and simply played around with it from time to time. After recreating my Docker VM (running Ubuntu 18.04) I had some issues getting it up and running again, so...

Calibre-web

Is brilliant! I thought the last update I made to Calibre Server (from 2.something to 3.8) was good, and I blogged about it (a little) here, but Calibre-web is a whole new gravy! Calibre 2 was pretty basic and allowed you to read books and download them to a capable...

Upgrading Jails

Upgrading jails in FreeNAS has always been a little problematic. It's slightly less so now, but is still fraught with danger and never to be taken lightly. This was going to be the story of one such upgrade (my SSL-Proxy jail) but thinking about it over the past few...

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