7

Sep/20

Upgrading MySQL Running In Docker (Compose)

Overview I wanted to try and upgrade my MySQL database from 5.7 to 8.0 however I have containerised my database install. What I thought was a immutable container would be a simple burn and switch turned out to be a … Continue reading

3

Aug/20

Install Network UPS Monitoring Server

Overview I have been using an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) on and off for years. It was in the last few years when we noticed the lights brightening and dimming on halogen bulbs I decided to look into it deeper … Continue reading

1

Jul/20

WiFi Features To Consider

Overview Here a few considerations I think are worth looking into in your next networking setup. I tried to list things that are less commonly known and marketed but makes living the wireless lifestyle easier. Fast Roaming The ability to … Continue reading

6

Jun/20

Daily Standup With My Family

Overview Taking the Agile manifesto and using in day to day work life is a common place at work (I hope). I thought I could try and apply them to my personal life too and started daily stand ups with … Continue reading

4

May/20

Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Clipboard Sharing Not Working Using VirtualBox

I have a desktop Ubuntu virtual machine(VM) ready to be cloned so I can spin up a VM as quick as possible. Recently, the machines would loose the ability to share clipboard and the fix is below: sudo apt install … Continue reading

5

Apr/20

Automating Toggl With Android Tasker

Overview This follows on from the first post about time tracking and setting up Toggl. Automating time tracking helps alleviate the burden of remembering to start and stop timers. There maybe situations where it would not be good etiquette to … Continue reading

2

Mar/20

Filtering Websites With Ubiquiti Security Gateway And OpenDNS

Overview The Unifi Security Gateway (USG) can be setup to assign a custom DNS server. The DNS server itself will perform the blocking based on the sites people/devices access. Pre-Requisites In order for everything to work beyond a working Unifi … Continue reading

3

Feb/20

VLAN, Separating Devices On Your Network At Home

Overview I have recently swapped out my final unmanaged switch with a Ubiquity Unifi Switch completing a fully managed wired network at home. With the networking limitation removed it was time to start separating the network. The goal of segregating … Continue reading