The Elastic NAS: Part 3 - MooseFS and the first node Sep 20, 2020 There are a few different ways to get MooseFS installed on the HC2. You can either use their “Raspbian” repository to install a version of the software compiled for Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi, or you can compile and install it yourself. I chose to compile it. Prerequisites First things first, I installed the prerequisites needed to build and use MooseFS. wings@blinky:~$ sudo apt install build-essential libpcap-dev zlib1g-dev libfuse3-dev pkg-config fuse3 World Go Boom Then something weird happened. ...
The Elastic NAS: Part 2 - Setting up the ODROID HC2 Sep 19, 2020 After ordering the HC2 along with a power supply and case from JiffyShop, I went to PLE Computers and bought a cheap microSD card, an Ethernet cable and a WD RED 4TB hard drive. Once everything arrived, it was time to get started. Physically, setting up the HC2 couldn’t be simpler. I carefully slotted the hard drive into place, screwed it in, then installed the case around the unit. Once that was done, I needed to prepare and install the microSD card after loading it with an appropriate image. ...
The Elastic NAS: Part 1 - Introduction Sep 12, 2020 My first NAS was a QNAP TS-412, a 4-bay NAS which served for years as a place to store photos, videos and backups with relative ease. It cost around $650 when brand new. When I moved out after getting my first apartment, the QNAP stayed behind to continue dutifully serving those roles for my family. After moving, I knew I wanted a NAS of my own. I had loved the QNAP, but it had a few issues: ...
Scripting Pokémon Uranium Feb 24, 2019 Today I tried out Pokémon Uranium, an unofficial Pokémon fan game. Nintendo wasn’t thrilled when it came out, and tried to shut it down. Anyways. I wanted to play it with my Xbox 360 controller, and eventually found out the best/easiest way to do so was to use Xpadder. Unfortunately, xpadder now costs money. I think for roughly $11 AUD it was worth it, saving me from having to figure out a solution for myself. ...
Life on Soylent: Part 3 - Life After Soylent Feb 22, 2019 My experiences with Soylent stopped in early 2015 as I moved back to Australia. (Click the “soylent” tag if you want to read my previous posts on Soylent). I thought I’d give a quick writeup on my troubles getting Soylent in Australia. I tried the Aussielent vanilla powder, which I didn’t like. Not sure why. I tried Primalkind for a while, and liked it, but couldn’t keep it up and didn’t like the texture. ...
Hacking My Life: A New Chapter Feb 22, 2019 It’s been a long time since I started my journey into improving my productivity and trying to improve aspects of my life. It didn’t last long, but I enjoyed it. Not to worry - I will be starting again soon, with many of the same goals and ideas. Coming soon - “Hacking My Life 2”. This post is part of a series. If you’re interested in reading the rest of it, click here. ...
Under construction... Feb 22, 2019 Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m currently in the process of rebuilding my blog on Hugo, moving away from Octopress. Most of my posts have been removed while I get the hang of Hugo. In the meantime, check out my GitHub or talk to me on Twitter. I’d love to hear from you.
Hacking My Life: Day 6 - Habits Jan 13, 2015 I haven’t been posting here for a while. As it turns out, habits are hard to keep. I thought about how to deal with the awkward numbering of this series, and I decided to simply increment the day only when I write a post. However, I would like to be writing a post every single day. I think writing in this blog is probably a really good habit to have. ...
Life on Soylent: Part 2 Jan 11, 2015 So there’s something about Soylent that sucks. No, the taste is okay, it fills you up just fine and near enough as I can tell, I won’t grow a third arm from drinking/eating it. What sucks is preparing single meals. When you first order Soylent, you are supplied with everything you need to make either a full day of Soylent or a customizable amount. This is great, and honestly the problems I’m about to describe aren’t that easy to solve. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 5 - Arch to the Rescue Dec 29, 2014 So I wasn’t successful in switching to the Everyman E3 sleep schedule. I’m still curious about it and will probably try again, but I had a full sleep and loved it. I will need to figure out how it’ll affect my work. Anyways, today’s post is about a dilemma I found myself in earlier today. I had wanted to reinstall my Arch Linux install to get a fresh start, so I booted into Arch via DriveDroid and proceeded to (try) to reinstall it. ...