Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: computer.hacking

  • TrueNAS: Time Machine

    Ten months ago, I thought, “hey, I have a NAS, I should use that to back up our Mac laptops via Time Machine!” Naturally, I ran into multiple past and future bugs and now appear to have arrived at a working solution. Back in ye olde 2020, I encountered an issue where the entire NIC […]

  • Airsonic on FreeNAS

    With the popularity of streaming services, I have had a big interest in trying to mobilize my own curated music collection in a similar way. There are a lot of different platforms out there, but very few that are truly open source or work on the systems I need. Although I’m still less than convinced…

  • WordPress: Redirect All Traffic Except Admin Page

    As much as it breaks my heart, it is time to fully migrate everything from mistypedURL.com over to Castello.me. Pointing all the old links from Google searches to their new location can be accomplished with some changes to the .htaccess file. Found via Stack Overflow, an extra line can exempt the WordPress admin panel from…

  • FreeNAS: Reverse Proxy, NextCloud, and Joplin

    This is a mega-project that has existed as various schemes scrawled in my notebook for quite some time, likely approaching the order of years. I have long wanted to put my storage to use replacing Dropbox as my source of between-device file syncing, and I’ve been cautious of note-taking apps ever since being forsaken first…

  • 2πr(aspberry)

    Vacations for residents at my stage of training are scheduled almost a year in advance. Among all the different rotations are nestled two consolidated bits of time off to enjoy and do with it as one pleases. I have tried to use it for travel if I can, as any trip longer than a few…

  • Pi-Hole Setup

    My original Raspberry Pi has languished in my computer toolbox for years, waiting to be assigned a purpose. That purpose was found when it became a Pi-hole.

  • HTPC Build 2020

    I have been building home theater computer setups for quite some time. In the era of streaming services having an HTPC it is not as useful as it once was, and equivalent devices can be purchased “assembly not required” such as the Apple TV 4K or Vero 4K+. For me, building computers is something I…

  • HTPC: XBMC on Ubuntu Minimal

    I wrote this article up a while back, and since then, I’ve switched to OpenELEC, which really is the way to go for an XBMC-only computer setup. However, in case it helps anybody, here’s what I was doing last fall. It can be tough when you’re trying to get something working under a specific set…