Tag: learning

  • Listening to Podcasts While Walking

    Listening to Podcasts While Walking

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently I have been listening to plenty of Late Night Linux podcasts. I like them because they’re half an hour long, the adverts are half way through the show, and in general I don’t feel that they’re filling time to fill one and a half hours of podcast time. Plenty of…

  • The Nicest Pi Setup Yet

    The Nicest Pi Setup Yet

    Reading Time: 2 minutes There are several types of people. One of them is youtubers that try and fail until they succeed, and then there are people like me, who also try and fail until they succeed. In one case the individual probably gets millions of views, and earns enough to waste hundreds of dollars…

  • PhotoPrism self-boot

    PhotoPrism self-boot

    Reading Time: 2 minutes This morning I made PhotoPrism self-booting. I am not certain that this is the write term so I will specify what I mean. PhotoPrism, when run via docker boots, when we tell it to boot, like any other app on our laptop. This morning, after a little time spent with AI…

  • The NixOS learning Curve

    The NixOS learning Curve

    Reading Time: 3 minutes While walking and listening to podcasts I kept hearing about NixOS and how good it is for instantiating environments over and over again. What I didn’t hear about, so much, is that there is a steep learning curve, to get started with. Installing the OS is easy. Download NixOS, flash it…

  • Shifting from Tutorials to Practical Experience

    Shifting from Tutorials to Practical Experience

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Since getting the Raspberry Pi devices my shift has moved from following tutorial after tutorial to experimenting with setting up a number of server projects fron Home Assistant to Nextcloud to Photoprism and Immich to name a few. In the process I have instantiated and then pulled down plenty of instances…

  • Playing with Nextcloud Continued

    Playing with Nextcloud Continued

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Setting up a drive to be available via Samba is a relatively simple thing to do. The drawback is that you have files that are as organised as the media asset manager. It can be quite chaotic unless you have someone trained as a media asset manager, archivist, or other, to…

  • The Subtle Art of Trial and Error

    The Subtle Art of Trial and Error

    Reading Time: 4 minutes For 40 CHF you can buy a Tapo or Xiaomi webcam and it is almost ready to be used as a webcam. You take it out of the box, plug it in, add an SD card, download the app, pair it with the phone and let the phone connect it to…

  • Running Two Pi Holes in Tandem

    Running Two Pi Holes in Tandem

    Reading Time: 3 minutes When walking and listening to the 2.5 Admins I heard about the concept of going from treating servers as pets to treating them as cattle. They discussed the habit of giving servers functional names, rather than emotional ones. The examples were similar to DR-1 for for Disaster Recovery one, prod 1…

  • Sticking with the Old or Trying New Things

    Sticking with the Old or Trying New Things

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Yesterday I went for a half hour drive to do a favour, but in arriving where I had to do the favour I found that people were deeply focused and did not want to be interrupted so I went for a walk. I didn’t swap to the hiking shoes that were…

  • Learning by Trial And Error

    Learning by Trial And Error

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Every day or two I see people post about how the Fediverse should be simplified to welcome new people. It’s a shame. Signing up for a fediverse server is easy. It’s the same process as for every site. The biggest difference is that you’re signing up for a privately owned, crowd…