Well,

I was using a HP dc7900 Core 2 Duo w/ 8GB RAM, a 2 port Intel NIC, a HP P410 RAID Card & 2 500GB HDDs to run a small ESXi host to run my UniFi controller, my Plex Media Server & my home automation server.  It died on me last night so now I have to move everything elsewhere.  My UniFi controller is going back onto a Raspberry Pi 2, the home automation server onto a Raspberry Pi 3 with Hassbian and then Plex Media Server back onto our desktop.  Not to happy about this, but hopefully at some point in the server I can come up with the money to get a Core i5 system so I can run everything on one box.  Just frustrating because I had just set it up Sad smile

Last night we got around 6” of snow.  Since the plow company doesn’t get everything we have to shovel some of the snow.  Well today Lucas decided he wanted to help me.  He did a good job until the end when he started to get distracted.  I can however say that he was a super cute helper.

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I was going through some old pictures recently and found the last pictures I have of the first Jeep I ever owned.  A 1991 Jeep Cherokee that did a good job of protecting me when I hit the green Chevy Malibu Maxx the last two pictures are of.  It was not a good day.

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I have decided to switch from Virtualmin back to VestaCP for managing my site.  There was nothing wrong with Virtualmin from a technical standpoint, just a couple of issues I hated working around (adding a smccloud.com subdomain was the main one).  Although I do lose IPv6 support until March, I doubt many people will even notice that.

Well, I was reading a news article today about how Charter/Spectrum is telling the FTC that Title II is making it so they don’t invest in their network but they are telling investors that it isn’t causing any issues.  Also had a link in the article saying that every user on their 60Mbps tier will be upgraded to 100Mbps, the problem I have with this is they are not increasing the upload speed.  Still a crappy 5Mbps, its taking me forever to complete my first backup with CrashPlan Small Business due to this.

Well,

I have been playing around with creating Docker containers.  I’ve created two so far.  One to mine Monero (XMR) with a CPU where everything is automatically set and the other is to run a full Monero Node.  It can be difficult to create the container, but it is actually fun too.  Maybe I will create more in the future.

I really hate web pages that have a Java web app on them.  Especially since the days of being able to run them are going to be going away shortly.  Currently, Firefox ESR 52 32-bit allows you to run them, but once they move the ESR to the next version the ability to run them goes away.  HTML5 pages are much better, to bad legacy network gear (I’m looking at you old HP ProCurve at work) will never be updated……

Well, port forwarding in RouterOS is way different then any other router I’ve used so far.  Tonight I’m hoping I have enough time to figure out what I did wrong so I can get the ports I need to forward forwarded out.