Nov 7 2019
Well, I finally figured out what caused the issue on the support us page. It was a plugin I used to set the content security policy headers. Couldn’t white list Amazon. Plug is no longer in use.
Oct 14 2019
Over the weekend the PSU in my desktop at home decided to shit itself. In doing so, it started to burn/melt the 4 pin CPU connector on the board. Now running a Pentium Dual Core E5200 at home just so I can print and check email. It isn’t fast enough to actually handle connecting to the VPN at work so I’ll have to use the spare sales laptop for now
Oct 11 2019
I am giving up on the KCMA-D8 boards. Returned the last one and I will be getting an Inventec B800GF0. Will take more RAM, has 10G networking, and uses Xeons instead of Opterons. Cheaper too. Of course it will have its own issues, but what doesn’t anymore?
Jul 29 2019
Just a quick update on my home server. I finally got a chance to try out the replacement KCMA-D8 board I got. Sadly it does not have working video. Thankfully the seller is shipping me another one. I also talked to my wife and she agrees that we can mount it on the wall in the mechanical room to reduce the temperature in the crawlspace under the stairs. While not an ideal location, it is better than where it sites now since the mechanical room is always open (litter boxes for the cats). I am hoping it won’t get too hot in there in the winter with the server, the water heater & the furnace in there.
Jul 29 2019
Parts list for the programmer (Amazon works best for me) is as follows.
The parts list for the sensors is as follows
As you can see, I made some substitutes to work with what I can find on Amazon but for the most part it is the same component.s
Jul 13 2019
Last night I moved my home server from an old crappy tower case to a Rosewill RSV-L4500 4U rackmount case. No rack to put it in so it sits on its side but oh well. So much room in it, plenty of room for my ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboard. Will be really nice when I get the replacement board so I can use both CPU sockets and have 16 true cores and hopefully 128GB of RAM. If not, I’ll have either 64GB (like I do now) or 96GB of RAM. Both of which are a huge improvement over the 24GB I had before.
Jun 19 2019
I’ve decided that I really have no reason to have Windows on my laptop since I don’t use it all that often so tonight I’m going to embark on installing funtoo Linux on it. It will most definitely be an interesting time but given the age of my laptop shouldn’t have to many surprises.
Jun 16 2019
I must say, I am really liking unRAID on my home server. It is working great for what I need. Next steps for the server are to swap out the Core i7-4770 CPU, motherboard & RAM for dual Opteron 4280s, dual socket C32 board and 64GB of ECC RAM. At some point, I will get a Rosewill L-4500 case as well.
Jun 10 2019
I have decided to run Pi-hole at home again. I just got tired of all the ads making pages take forever to load. However, I have had to add some ad sites to the Whitelist just to get things working (I’m looking at you PBS Roku app). I may have gone overkill on what I block, but better safe than sorry. Especially because my kids are just about to the point of going online. If you’d like my lists, let me know and I can post them.