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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...

bhyve VM using iohyve

I've been meaning to look again at moving my VirtualBox (vbox) Virtual Machines (VMs) into the built-in hypervisor (bhyve using iohyve, the bhyve manager) that's now in FreeNAS, but at my last attempt, last year didn't get very far.  I had a little time this...

My Year In Sport

I blogged about cycling at the beginning of last year and got off to a reasonably good start.  A few minor injuries (a fractured fibula in April and a painful stubbed little toe in July) slowed that progress to a standstill and the last outing on my bike was in...

Happy New Year – 2018

I'm not going to review the previous year, as I'd already covered that a little on my blog about my 1st Blogday and how I use FreeNAS.  Instead, I thought I'd blog a little about those pesky draft blogs I've meant to publish, which I'll hopefully get around to at the...

FreeNAS (part 2 + 1 year) – what’s changed?

As the year draws to an end, I always look back and wonder how the year has passed by so quickly.  As I get older, time seems to be moving so much faster, or at least it feels that way.  I thought it would be interesting to look back on this blog I posted about how I...

More Whisky

As with the Advent blog, Christmas is always a time for more whisky 😀 This year, I have two bottles of whisky on the go which couldn't be more different!  Just like last year, I picked up a bottle at the local supermarket for the bargain price of £20.  It was...

Advent 2 – The Last Christmas!

Now I've been blogging for a whole year; you'll probably start to notice some patterns in my behaviour.  This year is no different to the last (several) with another Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar!  I've just started a new contract up in Aberdeen which...

Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

So, a quick update, obviously without any spoilers given most sensible people won't be seeing until later today (no excused beyond that!) Let's start with saying it's good.  How good is always a little subjective, but I'd say it's in the 'Good Range' with The Force...

New (German) Kitchen

After clearing out all the draws and cupboards for the new kitchen that's been fitted this week, I don't think we'll ever be moving house again (although I think I've probably done my fair share already, that I blogged about here) We've been here just over 8 years,...

Kylie

Another calendar related blog, this time spanning back much longer than Star Wars Lego. This is my 15th, yes, fifteenth, Kylie calendar and a Christmas present I always look forward to the opening! I'll update this each month so you too (is there anybody...

emby – 2 months in and no Plex

I've been using emby in anger now for two months, so thought I'd provide a quick update on how things have gone.  I still have a jail running Plex 1.8.4, but it remains logged out of plex.tv and other than running in the background, scanning and updating with any new...

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