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House log - Today's Summary

February 18, 2020Category: House
Tasks for the day Contact the fence rental company (done) Inform the contractor on when the fence people come to pick up the base (done) Get clarification form the electricians (done) Maybe move the fence base (I hope not!) Meet the company which will do the fences and gate (done) Water connection…

House log - Today's Summary

February 17, 2020Category: House
Tasks for the day Ask the electricians for more details (done) - update on 18/02 Go see stones for the island worktop (done) See the fridge at the Liebherr place (outside brussels) Add the extra fences for the back (partially done) Electricians I have asked the electricians to provide a detailed…

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…

House log - Select a Kitchen Extractor

February 10, 2020Category: House
We've been doing the kitchen fitting in the past weeks with a Belgian company. After selecting the design, we've run into the issue of selecting the evacuation system. Here are the steps: Internal vs external There's a fashion now to install internal extractors, with active filters to remove the…

House log - Progress 23/01

January 23, 2020Category: House
Today I went to the site to meet with the electricians. Progress The guys did good progress since last time : and after: I got to see how they pulled the small machine out of the hole: youtube: W-Z1j-BpUJM Electricians Today, the electricians came to do the connection. Both the contractors and the…

House log - Progress 17/01

January 17, 2020Category: House
Today I went by and saw the ground prepared. I shot a quick movie: youtube: CJZ1JP8-9u0 I also took some pics, because it's the first time I see any progress on this plot! And here's the second one: HTH,

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…

House log - Kick-off Meeting

December 19, 2019Category: House
Today I have had the kick-off meeting for the house building. The guys from Germany (the site coordinator and the cellar builder) came here. They brought a translator. The Geometer came in as well as the guy from the digging company. The Geometer and the construction guys agreed on the reference…
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