Feb 11 2018
I couldn’t get VestaCP to work properly with Nextcloud so I am back to Virtualmin. Problem is, some domains don’t end up going to the correct site although they not do this in all browsers.
Jan 22 2018
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.
Dec 4 2017
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.
Oct 9 2017
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.
Oct 2 2017
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……
Sep 21 2017
I have started planning upgrades for my mountain bike. Not going to be cheap but worth it in the end. I want to convert from a 3×7 drivetrain to a 1×11 drivetrain, upgrade the fork, brake levers & grips. My wishlist of parts is as follows below. I don’t expect anyone to buy these parts for me, but I won’t be upset if someone does 😉
Sep 21 2017
Been playing around with a RouterOS VM a bit at work (wanted to try out “The Dude” at work to see if I can use it). I think converting from EdgeOS to RouterOS is going to be a bit of work, but I’ll pull a config file from my EdgeRouter-X and just get started. I mean, its all I can really do 😉
Sep 20 2017
Well, my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter-X and UniFi AP Lite AC combo stopped working. Picked up a TP-Link Archer C7 to get us through until I could troubleshoot the Ubiquiti gear, decided to replace them with a MikroTik hAP ac after reading that Ubiquiti gear likes to die after around 18 months. Definitely not what I need at home. Configuring the MikroTik will be more work for me then I’m used to, but performance should be as good as or better than the Ubiquiti combo. I should also be able to keep the EdgeRouter-X around as a 5 port gigabit switch if I want to, powered by the hAP ac (it comes with a 24V wall wart and supports PoE out on port 5). I’m hoping I can easily get IPv6 working on the hAP ac, since it was a PITA on my EdgeRouter-X.
Aug 9 2017
Been a while since my last update. Haven’t been doing a whole lot. Just busy working and trying to keep my kids from killing themselves. Its harder then it sounds. I did pick up some USB outlet covers. One is in our kitchen and the other on my wife’s side of the bed, with an Echo Dot plugged into it (just more room on the power strip now). To go with our new mattress topper, we picked up a new box spring/foundation since our current one is shot. We did decide to try out Sling TV, I haven’t really used it yet but my wife has. We will probably end up subscribing to it so we get Disney, Disney Jr. & Nick Jr. for Lucas. Picked up an OTA antenna so we can get some local channels when we have not Internet. It arrives today, not sure how I will plug it in yet though (it is an amplified one). For my side of the bed I picked up a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible outlet & cover, since my phone is a QC 3.0 phone. Finally, also decided I wanted our home server to be able to communicate with its UPS. Picked up a cable a while ago only to find out my USB -> Serial adapter is bad, so I picked up a new one.