ADRIAN’S BLOG

Ramblings of an IT geek

WordPress 5.0

So many major updates as the year comes to an end.  Last weekend, FreeNAS 11.2.  Today, Wordpress 5.0 (well, actually 5.0.1 as I've held off for a little while!) I needn't have worried.  Given all the testing that has been done with the Guttenberg editor...

FreeNAS 11.2

It's been a while coming, but FreeNAS 11.2-RELEASE is finally here and whilst I was somewhat apprehensive about updating to the first release, it's been relatively painless and everything is still working! iXsystems have been on a pretty rocky road with FreeNAS since...

MediaWiki

It's been over a month since my last blog - the longest gap since I started blogging 2 years ago.  Yes, it's been 2 years since I started on this journey of talking to myself 🙂  There are just too many things fighting for my time at present, with my new...

Stanley Dynagrip Cartridge Knife 18MM 0 10 480 (Old Version)

I decided to write this blog as I've just bought a Stanley Dynagrip Cartridge Knife and almost ended up returning it as I couldn't work out how it went back together.  Struggled to find anything online, before finally working it out! I liked the idea of this...

LimeSurvey – Adding a new Docker Service

Whilst this blog is specifically about setting up LimeSurvey, it's probably more about the steps to adding new Docker Service on my FreeNAS server. One of the best things about Docker is simplicity and speed of firing up a new service.  In the case of LimeSurvey, it's...

Virtual cycling

Well, an indoor cycle trainer, a couple of Wahoo sensors and some Apps on my iPhone.  About as close to virtual cycling as I'm going to get! When I noticed one of my friends selling an indoor cycle trainer on FaceBook for £30 it seemed like too good an offer to...

Windows VM on FreeNAS

When I upgraded my FreeNAS server from 9.10.1-U4 I lost my VirtualBox VMs.  I’d managed to recreate the ubuntu and FreeNAS ones using iohyve/bhyve, but hadn’t managed to replace the Windows VM on FreeNAS, until today! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some...

Home Assistant docker to iocage jail

I'd blogged about using Home Assistant here, but this was running in a Docker container.  I've found a much nice way to run it in an iocage jail...         I came across this thread on the Home Assistant forum and it really is a very...

Puppy!

Thought I'd just put this up here as it's likely to be the main reason for less blogs over the next few months.  Meet Vanessa 😀

How I use Docker on FreeNAS

I last blogged about Docker here and have been playing with it ever since.  I thought the configuration and how I use docker on FreeNAS might make an interesting update, so here it is! So a little background first.  I'm still running Docker inside a Ubuntu 16.4 byhve...

OpenVPN iocage jail

A few months ago I migrated almost all of my FreeNAS jails from Warden to iocage, but the OpenVPN one proved too much of a challenge.  I had another go today and now have a working OpenVPN iocage jail! To be honest, not all that sure what I did differently in terms of...

Harrogate’s Young Cyclist of the Year – 1983

I blogged about cycling here and made reference to one of the few things I've ever won.  And here's the proof - Harrogate's Young Cyclist of the Year 1983! I was watching the build up to the Mens Wimbledon final and my daughter asked how long the players get to keep...

World Cup 2018 (It’s Coming Home?)

I love a World Cup year, and there's nothing better than being 'between contracts' in a World Cup year with the tournament due to kick off tomorrow! Not going to say much, other than the BBC has a great web page for predicting the results so I thought I'd...

MacBook Keyboard

Over the last few months, it's been taking me longer and longer to write these blogs because of 1 thing - the spacebar on my MacBook Keyboard - although I think I've now resolved the problem! I've never really been a fan of the keyboard on my MacBook, and much...

Solo. A Star Wars Story

null After sharing my thoughts, and excitement, about 2 previous Star Wars films, you might be wondering why there still hasn't been a blog about Solo.  Well, here it is and it's a little bit different... So what took so long?  Pretty sure I blogged about the others...

[How-To] emby iocage jail

I'd published this blog when I was updating my FreeNAS server and rebuilding the jails, which I blogged about here, as I planned to create a thread on the FreeNAS forum for How-To create an emby iocage jail. You won't have seen it though, as the blog was Private! ...

FreeNAS VM running on FreeNAS using iohyve/bhyve

I like playing around with the latest versions of FreeNAS before they are released, but not by running the latest version on my main server.  Oh no!  The best way to do this is to create a FreeNAS VM on the FreeNAS server, although after upgrading to 11.1-U4 I was...

Smart Meters – some are ‘not so smart’

Doh! I'm on a bit of a blogging roll and trying to finishing off some of the drafts I'd saved over the past few months!  In the middle of April, I was supposed to be getting my Gas and Electricity meters replaced for Smart Meters, but it turns out that most of the...

Dive dive dive…

This was one of the very first non-IT posts I drafted, but it's been over 18 months since my last dive and I wasn't sure I was going to continue diving in the UK.   My main diving buddy had to hang up his fins in 2015, for medical reasons and my only diving...

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