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House log - Electricians again

July 20, 2020Category: House
Today is the Belgium national holiday, hence I'm not supposed to do work . So, after the past glorious week where the electricians started demanding their payment for the work done and their purchases, today I received a message from them that they will not hesitate to take our builder to court…

House log - Electricians' new Bill

July 17, 2020Category: House
Today the electricians sent their new bill, and I'm in CC. I don't know what I expected, definitely i would have not expected it to be 50% of the original bill. They basically say they need a bit of hardware (I don't understand all of it, but there are some cables, wall socket boxes etc.). They also…

House log - Electricians and House Automation

July 15, 2020Category: House
Today I had a call with the electricians about the doorbell, following my request to change it. We have agreed that I would send the specifications of the new bell. It became apparent that the doorbell would be placed at the gate outside, not on the house wall. Now, I was unclear if that was falling…

House log - Electricians and Kitchen

July 14, 2020Category: House
Today I went to the house in the morning to meet with the kitchen builders for the final measurements and with the electricians. Kitchen I've met the owner of the company, Mr. Thonon who's a very nice guy. They basically tole me that they don't need me while they take measurements. They told me at…

House log - New meeting with DaVinci

June 30, 2020Category: House
Today we met with the site engineer again. It looks like, following our/electricians' complaints, the translator is no longer involved. We exposed our points to the site engineer. He made notes throughout the meeting. He told us that electricians should start soon and finish in 2 weeks. Once that's…

House log - Sewage

June 13, 2020Category: House
Today I met with the sewage engineer. We had a short discussion where we agreed where the entry point and depth for the sewage will be. Everything will be in a corner, at -1.5m depth. The work will take approx one month and wil cost 2000-ish Euro (as per the Commune tariffs). I have to say the…

Copy Large Amounts of Data

June 1, 2020Category: IT
Last week I managed to configure Plex on my server, as a FreeNAS jail. Now I want to copy the data from my Synology box. cp I mounted my synology share containing multimedia files onto the FreeNAS, because I figured it's easier using a cp and SMB mount than doing it via e.g. ssh . The command…

Install PiHole on FreeNAS

June 1, 2020Category: IT
PiHole is a set of scripts for a linux machine. There's no easy way to run it on BSD-based systems, or jails. HTH, Resources pihole logo

House log - Progress 05/28

May 28, 2020Category: House
Today was a second eventful day. We had a meeting scheduled from 10:30, with three points: Finalise discussion with the electricians Decide on the sewage (-3m + pump or -.7m gravitational) Visit from a prospective client When I arrived at the site, I've been told by the translator that the…

House log - Progress 05/27

May 27, 2020Category: House
Today was an eventful day. I first went to the house to let the guys who built the cellar to come and get their metal posts. This came as a surprise and took a bit of time. I then met with the electricians at COB, because they insisted they could not talk to the constructor anymore. At the…

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