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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…Continue readingFreeNAS: Reverse Proxy, NextCloud, and Joplin

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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…Continue readingHTPC Build 2020

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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…Continue readingHTPC: XBMC on Ubuntu Minimal

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If You’ll Permit a Bit of Self-Congratulation…

…I am rather proud of myself. Yesterday I spent a number of hours hacking on the computers comprising our home theater setup. When Rachel came home that night and wanted to watch TV, it “just…Continue readingIf You’ll Permit a Bit of Self-Congratulation…

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Another HTPC Build

I spent the first couple of evenings this week putting together a new home theater PC for J, our friend, classmate, and neighbor. I wanted to give her enough power to smoothly play 1080p content…Continue readingAnother HTPC Build

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Necro-Boot

I have been trying to figure out why this new video card isn’t working with Zoe, so I necromanced Tess to serve as a test system. It’s fun pressing the power button by shorting contacts…Continue readingNecro-Boot

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More Media Tracking

Ever since I started using Last.fm, I’ve been looking for similar services for other forms of media I intake. Goodreads was an excellent find, providing a lot of similar features geared toward books. It’s fun…Continue readingMore Media Tracking

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Home Theater PC: XBMC on Zoe

My new computer setup has an older machine, Zoe, serving media to my TV. Before this, I used TVersity to stream content from my desktop to my XBox, a solution that worked decently well for…Continue readingHome Theater PC: XBMC on Zoe