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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...

Painless FreeNAS Upgrade (part 2)

So after a painless FreeNAS upgrade, it was time to make use of the new jail management system, iocage, and rebuild my warden jails... Before we start, I was never expecting this to be a painless process, and fully expected to have issues with at least some of the...

Painless FreeNAS Upgrade (part 1)

      Pain is a relative thing, so for some people spending 2-3 days tinkering with FreeNAS after an upgrade might not actually feel that painless, but in the grand scheme of things, it probably took less time than I was expecting before I started. I...

Hue-FO (aka Philips Hue Suspension Light Cher)

At the end of last year, I wrote a blog about our new kitchen here.  At the other end of our kitchen is an open plan dining area which was redecorated at the same time.  The finishing touch was to replace the dining room lamp, which I didn't mind but my partner did....

Home Automation using Docker

Another blog started some time ago that I thought I'd finish off!  I've mentioned some of my home automation stuff in previous blogs, and whilst it's nothing particularly complicated, I've always struggled with one small part. For some background, my first foray into...

My Docker journey so far

So after my last post about Docker here, I've spent quite a bit of time playing with various configurations before finally settling on something that's been running stable for the past week or so.  I suspect it won't be how I run things long term, but it should help...

One Hundred (with Guttenberg)

Said In a darts commentary 20-20-60 stylee! After my last, and longest blog, I'll try and keep this one a little shorter.  It's really just here to commemorate reaching 100 blogs.  Never when I started did I imagine I'd still be writing to myself! I'm still enjoying...

Lapland – Winter Wonderland

This is going to be a bit of a long (Lapland) holiday type blog, so wrap up warm, grab yourself some hot berry juice and get comfortable by the fire! We'd wanted to book a trip to Lapland in 2016, but having left things until October couldn't find anything suitable so...

Docker – what’s that all about??

There have been lots of posts about Docker on the FreeNAS forums over the last 12 months, and I didn't pay much attention to them. I could do everything I needed through a combination of Jails and VirtualBox VM's so why did I need Docker? Well, to be honest, I still...

CrashPlan bhyve VM

When I get started on stuff like this, I like to try and get it finished, so unsurprisingly I spent some time yesterday evening looking at how I would recreate my CrashPlan VM, currently running CentOS in VirtualBox, using iohyve and bhyve. Having failed to migrate a...

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