ADRIAN’S BLOG

Ramblings of an IT geek

FreeNAS0 – Parts

They’ve started to arrive! Unfortunately, the motherboard that everything connects to isn’t going to arrive until around the 13 December, so I’ll just have a pile of parts in the corner of my office until it does!

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FreeNAS0

My new FreeNAS0 build started today, or at least the first few components were ordered online! I’ve been planning this for some months, so quite an exciting first step which I hope to complete before the end of the year!

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elementary OS 5 Juno

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Well, maybe not quite that dramatic, but back in 2016 when I started this blog it was talking about installing Linux on an old MacBook Air. That turned out to be elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki, but earlier this year a new version of elementary OS was released – 5 Juno. Time to upgrade?

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Mattermost (aka APE Slack)

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of Mattermost, although I’ve enjoyed using Slack for a few work and personal projects.  In less than a couple of hours, I now have my own Slack-like server, running Mattermost!


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Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi6 Router (RAX80)

This really isn’t the blog I was expecting to be writing when I ordered this WiFi6 router online, but I’m quite pleased with the way things have turned out as I’ve solved my DHCP problem in the previous blog pretty cheaply!


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AirPods Pro

You can probably tell from the flurry of blogs, that I’m catching up on a few things I drafted over the last few weeks! The Apple AirPod Pro was my lastest purchase, which I picked up from the Apple store last Thursday (31 October), the day after they were launched!

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CyberPower UPS

My old APC Back-UPS ES – BE700G-UK decided to give up the ghost last weekend, started beeping and switched everything off!  I bought it in 2011, so it’s not done too badly, costing me about £10 a year!  It was probably a little underpowered for the equipment I had connected anyway, so it was time for an upgrade.  Meet my new CyberPower UPS!

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