Today I purchased A HP ProLiant MicroServer N54L. I’ll have a review done on it shortly.
MickTech has been moved from the original hosting provider to new one. Some images from previous posts have been left behind .
I’ve been signed up with VPN Secure network for a while now and just thought I’d do a little post about their service.
They have servers in many countries around the globe and great support staff. They support multiple protocols (OpenVPN, SSH Tunnel, HTTP Proxy and PPTP) which makes it easy to utilize on each device.
Another great thing about VPNSecure is that they have a trial package which gives you full access to their service for a limited time. Try before you buy or maybe you only need the service once.
Anyway I think you should check them out or at least have a read of what they have to offer over on their website.
My RaspberryPI arrived the other day. Now all I need is some time and some brain juice to flow.
My first idea was a car computer, the rpi with USB wifi, 3G and gps. Then have the rpi post it’s position via http to a backend server with a php script running to collect the data – this info then can be stored in a database for future trip playbacks.
Anyone else have any exciting ideas for their rpi ?
I’ve started looking around for a decent NAS drive for the home network. I like the idea of having a RAID NAS just for that little extra piece of mind. I was over at a friends place today and checked out his WD My Book Live (2TB single drive), I got to say I was impressed with the remote access options, streaming from home over 3g to mobile (being carefull of Australian mobile data limits). Everything looked very straight forward. The only thing i didn’t like was the fact it opened up (through uPnP) ports 80 and 443 for the world to see, although you could not access anything without credentials forwarded from WD.
Just curious as to what everyone else is using for their NAS solutions ? Maybe a NAS linux distro – Is that an overkill ?
For those of you who have just heard about linux or even just curious to see what it’s all about I would recommend getting your hands on a bootable live image. You can download an ISO (image file) from any of the major players in the linux field. (Ubuntu, Fedora – for example)
Once you have your image downloaded – burn it to a CD/USB or even create a virtual machine. Have a play around with it and see how you go, the desktop versions are very user friendly and most probably similar to what you are used to.
When running off a live CD / USB, operating system changes you make or updates are not kept when the system reboots, this is why it is good to start off running one of these copies – no damage done. Make sure you don’t delete / format any of your current hard drives or files whilst operating within the live linux desktop. Unless you know what you are doing try and stay away from mounting your drives. (Although this comes in handy when accessing data from a crashed system).
Go through all the menus and have a play around with a few of the applications.
You never know – you could love it and install a fresh copy on to your hard drive right after running the live desktop.
Micktech.com is up. Still Ironing out the design to get it how I like.
When I get some time I will add some more content.