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Set up MacOS on ESXi

April 25, 2020Category: IT
I've decided to use Ansible to set up a virtual VM with MacOS. I used to have a mac or two, but my hardware is obsolete now (Intel core 2 duo, anyone?) and I can't justify paying a couple of thousand Euros every few years for what practically amounts to renting machines. I've got a while ago a…

My Ansible References

April 15, 2020Category: IT
I've had it with setting up things manually. I've always said I'll automate everything so I make my live easier, but the progress on adding FreeNas jails and configuring them was soo much fun.. Now' I've decided to stop and step back a bit. I have already began dabbing with Ansible, but this time…

Add a Trusted Domain to Nextcloud

April 9, 2020Category: IT
I've installed NextCloud on my FreeNas server and I got an error that my domain is not trusted. After looking online, it looks like I need to add the hosts capable of connecting to my instance explicitly. This is actually nice, because I don't want everybody to be able to connect to it…

Improve Nextcloud

April 9, 2020Category: IT
Yesterday, I've set up Nextcloud on my server, so I can back up files. That was nice, until I started backing them up... Some files like .htaccess could not be backed up... Prerequisistes FreeNas install (11.3 at the time of writing this) NextCloud plugin installed Move data directory The data…

Connect Sonos to FreeNAS share

February 17, 2020Category: IT
Yesterday, I wanted to add a bit of music collection to my spanking new FreeNAS server. Unfortunately, I got a 0x80070035 error code in Windows and a 900 error in the Sonos controller. This seemed weird since I had my Synology SMB share connecting just fine to Sonos. I read then that some people…

Restore a NIC from passthrough via CMD in ESXI

February 12, 2020Category: IT
These days I'm trying ot set up a do-it-all server for the house. I have tried to configure the SFP+ NICs with direct access for VMs. Now, I've had a side effect: The NIC was not available for the management network. As a result, I could no longer configure the VMs via the UI. Restore NIC back I…

Capture a RTSP Stream

January 6, 2020Category: IT
With the house , I'm also building a security system. A first phase in the project is to get a couple of IP cameras and play with their streams. So I got a Reolink camera and set it up with the Android app. While the mobile app is OK for live streaming, I need also recording capabilities, ideally…

apt-key adv - Fix 'Server indicated a failure' on Raspberry Pi

March 11, 2019Categories: Hardware, IT
I've been trying to install snips.ai to play with speech recognition. Unfortunately, when executing: I've got the following error message: This is quite unfortunate since adding -v doesn't give any more information. Scouring the net, I've fount the following potential solutions: Retry multiple…

Fix Empty adb devices -l with Samsung S9 (and S9+)

December 6, 2018Categories: Hardware, IT
TL;DR: Clean up any mobile phone drivers you have and install Samsung's ones. I wanted to update to the beta UI package. One method is via ADB sideloading, which I prefer compared to SD Card mounting. I started with: on my system and everything was nice: I hot my phone in recovery mode. I…

Mirror a Confluence Site

October 22, 2018Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR: wget has a mode capable of saving cookies. The other day I thought it'd be interesting to have a local copy of a confluence wiki, to avoid hitting the internet every time I needed a howto. So, I've tried curl first and failed (probably my fault really). So, after a few tries, I managed…
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