The Right Shade of Green

In the middle of figuring out this vibration issue with the XJ. I got axles put in it with new u-joint and I’m still getting vibes. But I’ll update on that when I have it figured out. In the meantime, I decided I needed/wanted a riding lawnmower so I went

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Plex Home Theater + Windows 7

The Death of Windows 8.1 I’ve always preferred Linux in my media centers. It just works. I don’t care how much of a cliche it is to say that, it’s true. The shit just works. When I had my Kodi setup, I had a few minor issues when setting it

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And I have Wifi

It’s not nearly as “pretty” as it will be, but it functions for now. I pulled 5 lines out to the garage and terminated them all in that patch panel. On top is the AT&T Micro-Cell and on bottom is my WAP. Long term project is to redo the majority

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Getting Connected

In the midst of the Jeep project I have been having a problem being contacted while in the garage. Because of where I live, and the fact that my work phone is on the worst carrier…I mean AT&T, I have absolutely no service in my garage. In the house I

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Plex Home Theater + Windows 8.1

Recently I have decided to convert my entire media system to Plex from the XBMC/Kodi environment. The primary motivator for this was to have access to my media collection as I travel. There wasn’t a lot to the setup, everything pretty much just worked, with the exception of Plex Home

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Plex Media Server on CentOS 7

Install CentOS 7 Enable the network adapter vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg- Change “ONBOOT” to yes systemctl restart network I would install net-tools then yum install net-tools Now do an update yum update yum upgrade Create a folder in mnt for the network shares to mount to (this is only applicable if you

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pfsense in VMWare 5.5

VMWare Configuration I have found that one of the easiest methods to do this is to have a separate two port NIC for just PFsense. This makes it easy to build the LAN and WAN side of the pfsense router. One thing that I did find when in this whole

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Linksys SRW2048 VLAN Configuration

The Linksys was a relatively simple setup for VLANs once I had the correct NIC in my server. The Setup Login to your Linksys switch. The only way that I have found to reset these switches to the factory default is via the console. However, if you’re able to login

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HP ProCurve 1800-24G VLAN Configuration

This was a giant pain in the rear to get configured appropriately as no one apparently actually uses these things anymore. But, alas, I have (finally) got this configured and working. Let’s start with the basics that had me all confused: Trunks In just about every switch other than the

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My Servers

I started off with a basic Dell Optiplex 755 that I used as a web server for a few websites that I learned a lot from. However, that quickly spiraled into me wanting much more as I discovered new things I wanted to do. That has led me to a

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