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emby

The first question I'd be asking if I'd read the other Plex 🙁 emby:-) blog is whether emby is actually a good replacement for Plex, or is it just too much of a compromise?  Well, 'out of the box' so to speak, I'd probably say it wasn't but it's not too difficult to...

Farewell Plex 🙁 Hello emby 🙂

I write this blog with a heavy heart, having already blogged a number for times about my love of Plex. That love affair has come to an abrupt end due to upcoming changes to the Plex Privacy Policy. In today's connected world, genuine privacy is virtually impossible....

Butterflies

Beautiful, aren't they?  Never really thought about it?  Probably!  And why on earth are you blogging about butterflies? Good question, and one that probably needs addressing right now! My daughter was five a couple of weeks ago, and she loves butterflies....

CrashPlan Pro

It doesn't seem that long since I last blogged about CrashPlan, mainly because it isn't!  I'd mentioned it previously in other blogs but wrote specifically about how I use it here at the end of May.  So what's changed?   Quite a lot actually, yet at the same time very...

SSL Reverse Proxy Jail

I've written a few blogs about this subject too (most recently here), so after several attempts which worked, but were a little messy, I've done a bit more research.  That's led me to create a single jail to work as a both a reverse proxy with SSL.  I'll be using all...

Where have you lived?

Along a similar theme to the Car blog, I got to thinking about all the places I'd lived in the last 45 years.  Again, these are places I've spent at least a few months living at, and not just a few weeks visiting.  I'll save that list for another blog! St Wilfred's...

Queensferry Crossing

You might have seen a previous blog with pictures of the iconic bridges crossing the Forth at Queensferry, but if you haven't we live pretty close by and whilst we don't use the bridges that often, we get to see them from time to time.  Over the past 18 months...

Fringe

Is there another city anywhere around the world which transforms so dramatically for a month each year?  I don't think I've visited one, or at least not one that changes quite as much as Edinburgh does during August when the Fringe comes to town. It's one benefits of...

Lego(land/ Builders)

  This is one of those posts I'd saved as a draft, but not got around to writing!  I thought about it again a couple of weeks ago after a visit to Legoland in Windsor, although still didn't get around to it.  Today was my daughters 5th Birthday party, and we'd...

ONLYOFFICE

  What is ONLYOFFICE I hear you ask?  Well, it's a very good question and one I wouldn't have known the answer to until today!   I only found out myself today as I decided to upgrade my ownCloud server from 9.1.5 to 10.0.2.  ownCloud 10 (or X as some have been...

Concrete Holes

Just before my daughters 2nd birthday, we bought a swing set for the garden from Dunster House.  It seemed like excellent value, and other than having to get it delivered to a friendly Dive Centre in Eyemouth (long story, but it was free delivery there and about 1/4...

Blogging

Since starting this blog about a particular subject, and then drifting off onto various other things, it got me thinking about how other people do their blogging? Using Wordpress, my approach tends to be to create a draft post when an idea for a blog springs to mind....

Philately

I don't think I'd go as far as to describe myself as a Philatelist, but I do quite like stamps! From the age of about 6, my Dad used to buy First Day Covers for all the newly issued stamps, which back then seemed to be every 2-3 months, although sometimes more or...

TrueOS again

I had a couple of hours free this afternoon, so decided to waste them having another play with TrueOS on my MacBook Air. I've already blogged about the first attempt here but thought things might have moved on and wanted something to play around with FreeBSD outside...

Cars

I was chatting with my Mum a few months ago about cars, and it got me thinking about all the cars I've had a driving relationship with.  I say that, as it doesn't include other people's cars or ones I've hired but ones that I've spent at least...

Sugru®

If you haven't heard of this stuff, check out their website > https://sugru.com I think I saw it advertised on Facebook a few years back, and at the time had a number of frayed cables that this stuff was advertised as fixing.  It's a mouldable rubber...

macOS High Sierra (10.13)

It's that time of year when Apple releases a bunch of Public Beta versions of its upcoming software, for macOS, iOS, and tvOS 😀 Not quite sure why, but I like playing with these.  They usually have some problems, and over recent years haven't brought...

Plex Tools – PlexPy and PlexEmail

I've mentioned Plex in various other blogs (like here and here), mainly because I LOVE PLEX! It makes streaming media around the house and to devices away from home so simple, with a beautiful user interface that even my 4-year-old daughter can use.  They've also...

Virgin Media TiVo V6

I can't remember the last cold call I received during the day where I came from the call happy.  I'm registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) although this doesn't seem to stop the endless stream of calls to help me claim PPI, damages from no-fault...

CrashPlan

When I built my main FreeNAS server, the machine it replaced was put into backup duties with a nightly replication created to move some of the files from one (freenas1) to the other (freenas2).  freenas1 has 9 x 4TB drives configured in an RAIDZ2 pool...

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