Just a quick post today. Last week I wrote in detail about the NAS that I setup at the start of the year. It’s been a really fun project – in particular getting FreeNAS running smoothe and stable in a virtual machine using hardware pass-through. As promised last week I’ve created some detailed videos that … More VMware ESXi 6.5 Setup for Virtualized FreeNAS 9 Installation
I like to build a NAS every so often and this year is no different. It comes with a twist though – not only does the NAS have to be almost silently and beautiful enough to fit on my desk, I also plan to virtualise it in ESXi. … More Virtualised 2017 Home NAS Build – FreeNAS 9 and ESXi 6.5
This is the last in my three-part look at how to write your own security camera monitoring software. In the previous two videos we have pretty much finished everything apart from the bells and whistles which is all we’ve got left this week. … More Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 3
I’ve recently been tidying up and getting rid of a lot of things before a house move in the new year (goodbye beautiful new office). I came across a whole bunch of PC components and decided to build myself a new NAS with a bunch of them. I’ll be catching up on the NAS build in the new year but for now wanted to focus on the case.
The only component I didn’t have spare was a case to house anything in. I’ve been trying to get the blue and orange themes split equally in my office so decided to go with an orange case. … More Aerocool DS200 ATX Case Review (It’s Very Orange…)
After several questions I thought it was time for me to try and overclock a server chip. Despite some problems with this when I first got my Xeon 2660 V4 I thought I’d give it another go. … More How to (Not) Overclock a Xeon 2660 V4
We’re picking up where we left off last week in creating our own CCTV monitoring software in C#. If you missed part 1 then you should probably read that first to get up to speed. … More Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 2
I wanted some software that could just show me the four different CCTV feeds, let me click on them toggle between single-camera-maximised and all-four-cameras view and work reliably. Rather than trying to find something off the shelf I thought this would be a fun and quick project for me to tackle myself. … More Coding Security Camera Monitoring Software – Part 1