Category Archives: Geek

“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.” –Carl Sagan

The Tale of the Two NAS Boxes

Wow, what a run this was! I got tired of waiting for the WD MyBook or whatever it was called to be back in stock, so I started looking for better solutions. OpenMediaVault was not really getting things done for me.… Read the rest

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OneDrive on Linux, Revisited

You may recall that I managed to get OneDrive running on my main Pi with the goal of uninstalling the OneDrive client from the Windows machines and just running everything via a mapped drive to a SAMBA share.

This has been…mostly working.… Read the rest

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Pi4 NAS

I just bought a 4GB Pi4B kit!
I went with a Labists kit this time, rather than the standard CanaKit. I recently discovered that I had “earned” a $50 Amazon gift card on one of the HR sites at work, so that came in wicked handy.… Read the rest

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Running Plex on an Atomic Pi: a follow-up

I was thinking about a post to tell you about how the new Atomic Pi Plex server was working out. Splendidly, thanks for asking. But we did have an issue this evening that I was afraid would eventually pop up.

The Atomic Pi has been entirely stable.… Read the rest

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Revisiting Plex and NFS

The Raspberry Pi 3B is just a bit too weak to provide quick transcoding of HD files. But it has been working great for photos, podcasts, and music. I have long wanted to get the Atomic Pi back in the mix.… Read the rest

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Setup your own network attached storage.

Source: How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Everything old is new again! But smaller.

Getting Kodi/DLNA to work with the Roku was a non-starter, and, amazingly, the following morning Jenny asked me how to get podcasts on the Roku.… Read the rest

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How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB sha…

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I can access the SMB/CIFS/SAMBA shares on the iPhone via Files, but they all marked as read-only.… Read the rest

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Build a Raspberry Pi Webcam Server in Minutes

I have this up and running with the official Pi NoIR v2.1 camera module. I purchased it from these guys, as Bezos has enough money already. This camera will soon be moved to the basement Pi to try and revive the OpenCV oil tank monitor project.… Read the rest

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Raspy Pi Cam and VLC Streaming 

A basic setup and run blog post on the process.Read the rest

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Pi-Hole with Unbound

Going right to the top on DNS lookups. I am liking Cloudflare’s offerings, but I want to try this solution out for a couple of days at least.

https://docs.pi-hole.net/guides/unbound/

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