Posted: 2020-02-22

After a cloudkey gen2 plus crash - how to get a backup restored when a factory reset installs an older software version.

Posted: 2020-01-29

My ISP connection to home does not offer a static IP address. It does maintain a stable IP address - but after a period offline (either a fault or a power failure or similar) then that IP address may change. How to monitor this?

Posted: 2020-01-09

When you connect your OSX mac to a VPN using the inbuilt VPN setup - as long as you get the service order correct it should pick up the DNS servers. But it often doesn't.

Posted: 2019-11-22

To get some devices running under Mac OSX I have been using the drivers from - it seems that the ones I need are now working in Catalina out of the box

Posted: 2019-09-22

I recently added a running copy of pi-hole onto a spare raspberry pi to test. Moving it to https

Posted: 2019-09-18

Running a local/internal certificate authority - even though it is 2019

Posted: 2019-07-14

I thought that it would be interesting to run up an instance of owncloud on docker. I have several machines I could put this on - but - if I were to use it as a larger server then I want the bigger disk of the NAS.

Posted: 2019-05-15
Updated: 2020-01-23

In the previous post we took a look at akka streams in general. Let's apply that to our producer and consumer.

Posted: 2019-05-08
Updated: 2020-01-23

In the previous post we updated our clients to use a configuration library and to make them somewhat more scala-like. Moving forward - we will look at using them together with akka streams but before we can do that - we'll take a very quick trip on akka streams in general.

Posted: 2019-05-03
Updated: 2020-01-23

In the previous step we created a basic producer and consumer in scala but it was very close to a line by line conversion. Let's try for something that is closer to normal scala - and let's get the config values out to a configuration file.