Update to the DIY Cloud backup project
In 2017 I built a DIY cloud backup solution (which you can find documented here). This has been running every since but somewhere end of 2021 I decided the used hardware could use a little update.
I’ve been trying to do a video series of basically a re-imagining of the project but I’m having a hard time following it through!
With this post video part 4 (and 5) are going to be released and we are finally heading towards the end of the project!
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Sometimes you accumulate a lot of equipment in one spot that all runs on 12v. This can for instance be a rack with multiple switches and routers or, as in my case, 15 External Hard Drives, a USB HUB and some fans that all need 12v. To cut down on the clutter, let’s take out the 18 Adapters to run this and replace them with a single power supply.
Continue reading Lots of External HDD on a single Power Supply
I love using Samsung SSDs (SATA or NVMe) and have them in most of my builds. But for some reason, Samsung does not publish a way to update the SSD firmware on Linux and their ISO boot tool is completely broken. Let’s fix that!
Continue reading Firmware update Samsung SSD in Linux
I’ve recently started farming Chia using a lot of harddisk space. To me it’s the ultimate system administrators crypto coin since it doesn’t use GPUs and there is a lot involved getting it to run quickly and correctly! This post will serve as an accompanying posts to my videos about the subject.
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This article is a kind of follow-up on the one I did originally in 2019. ESPhome has improved a lot over time and now there are these 4$ Xiaomi temperature and humidity sensors that can be hacked and then work in the same way. The absolute best way to get per room temperature sensing into Home Assistant in my opinion!
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As some of you know, I have some IP cameras in my backyard. One of them went offline recently and didn’t come back online. Upon inspecting the connection point between the camera ethernet connector and the patch cable had completely fried because of water damage. Can this Dahua camera still be revived? Let’s replace the ethernet connector and see if it still works!
Continue reading IP camera ethernet water damage, how to repair
Even since we’ve lived in our new house I have wanted to create a sort of “automatic” bathroom ventilation. Our central ventilation box has a feature that can be used for that but we needed hooked it up. But, combining two of my recent Home Assistant videos it’s actually quite easy now, let’s build it and throw some Node-Red into the mix too! 😀
Continue reading Home Assistant: Automated Bathroom Ventilation
This article is an accompanying article for my video about installing Nx Witness on low-power and cheap hardware, go check it out! Continue reading IPcam: Nx Witness full install demo on cheap/low-power NVR hardware
It’s been a bit quiet around here, there are two main reasons for that. The first is that I’ve been focussing on my YouTube channel a lot, the second is that I’ve been putting time and energy in creating a new website http://quinled.info.
Continue reading Intermittent Technology 2019 update
I’ve been using some crappy Philips speakers in my garage for the longest time now. Since I often sit there for quite a while to tinker and record videos, I like listening to music. Time for an upgrade!
Continue reading Review: Edifier S1000DB speakers