PiCam2

Posted on Tue 24 April 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with RaspberryPi, Home Automation

RaspberryPi CCTV Camera, it has to be done.

The RaspberryPi was built to have a camera attached, literally. It's small footprint, low power consumption and ease of use make it a perfect project.

As far as I can work out, there are three ways to go about creating a motion …


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15/11/2017 - Virgin Media, PfSense - and a dead port

Posted on Mon 12 March 2018 in pfSense, • Tagged with pfSense, Guides, Blog

You may have seen previous posts regarding Virgin Media, pfSense and WAN connection issues, disregard them. Read this.

I FIXED IT! aaaannnnd its gone!

Virgin did the WAN flip. Acceptable. I rebooted pfSense. Ok. I turned off my modem and went to bed. Ok. I woke up, switched the modem …


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23/11/2017 - Almost

Posted on Thu 23 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Almost over now.

I've managed to upgrade MKV32 to point I may hopefully be able to leave it alone again for a long time. Considering the time between the first and second upgrade was several years and the fourth, fifth and sixth upgrades happened within two years, I'd like to …


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19-20/11/2017 - The Upgrade

Posted on Mon 20 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Its 00:34. MKS. This is the test answer. Screw messing about with MKVI and migrations and test .vmdk's. MKS has a 2TB RDM. The data on the disk is already in the cloud, no risk of data loss. I can move the RDM file from DS01 to DS00 move …


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19/11/2017 - The Plan

Posted on Sun 19 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

"I now have to re-address my backups and sort out the performance issues which could lead to more data loss! I need at least another week…."

I've experimented with a spare SDD. I can get a working passthrough desktop on it. Great, I can reduce the load on DS01. The …


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18/11/2017 - The Backup Failure

Posted on Sat 18 November 2017 in Virtualization • Tagged with virtualization, Esxi, Blog

Well that's all over now, sort of.

I have a week off work, it's traditional to spend that time working on home PC projects.

Last holiday I added a 4TB drive and accidentally got GPU passthrough working. Result. Since doing so, I've noticed a few performance issues and have come …


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