Ramblings of an IT geek

LimeSurvey FreeBSD Jail

I’ve blogged about my use of LimeSurvey before (here and here and probably a few other places too), but I’d been using it in a ubuntu VM via a Docker container as I hadn’t seen a guide for running a LimeSurvey jail using iocage on FreeBSD, or specifically my FreeNAS box.

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FreeNAS0 – Build 1

No, my Supermicro motherboard still hasn’t arrived, so I can’t really start the build, but I did manage to allay one of the fears I had about the internal WD drives.

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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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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!


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!


August 2020


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