Category Archives: Geek

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

How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Setup your own network attached storage.

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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 

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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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Checking Hard Disk Sanity With Smartmontools (Debian & Ubuntu)

Now that I have loads of files hanging off my Pi with zero redundancy, monitoring hard drive health is a pretty good idea.

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Weather Station

So, out of the blue, my father emails me asking if Calin might enjoy a weather station. I figured he had an unused one that he found while cleaning out the house. I am fairly certain I have seen an unused weather station in that house before.… Read the rest

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OneDrive on Linux: Take 3

I wrote about rclone yesterday, which claims to sync your OneDrive files to your Linux host. This is something that Microsoft has failed to provide to the Linux community. I was hoping to gather all of my files, and then Jenny’s files, to one main source in the house, and have that sync with OneDrive in order to get the whole cloud thing sorted finally.… Read the rest

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Top Linux Distros at This Time

Top Ten on 3/22/2020
  • I tried MX Linux, but it wants to run from a USB thumb drive, so…no.
  • I’ve already detailed my not enjoyable experience with Manjaro.
  • Elementary apparently wants money, so no. Yes, I am one of those Linux users.
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Manjaro Linux

I was feeling a little restless a few weekends back, and Fedora on my laptop was not exactly doing it for me, so I decided to try a new distro. Looking at what the cool kids are using, I grabbed Manjaro, which is Arch-based.… Read the rest

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