Author Archives: Brian

DietPi – Move Boot partition to smaller SD Card

Original Topic DietPi is just a great distribution. If you haven’t tried it, do. There is a function within the system called dietpi-drivemanager and it does what it says on the tin, manages drives. For me I wanted to move … Continue reading

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Get data from WH1080 Maplin Weatherstation sensors directly

I have been using pywws to extract the weather station data from my Maplin WH1080 for 6 years now but have now suffered from the dreaded (in pywws circles) USB Lockup – basically the weather station stops talking to the … Continue reading

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Install a Package from the Testing Repository

I wanted to install the rtl_443 package onto my Raspberry Pi, running Buster edition of Raspbian, so I could read the data from my WH1080.  The GitHub page pointed me to the Raspbian testing repository. To install this package from … Continue reading

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ReadyNasDuo V1 Rsync

This is a quick – “so that’s how I did it” Connecting to an rsync share on the NasDuo;

Where the user is listed under the ‘Advanced Options’  of the share.  I used a user without a password, nogroup … Continue reading

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Miscrosoft Teams – stop it auto starting

The fact Microsoft is forcing Teams onto every computer is extremely annoying and it seems they have made it deliberately difficult to prevent it from auto starting. I’ve found 3 different fixes; From the main Windows interface, Select the Start Windows logo … Continue reading

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Letsencrypt SSL Certificates by DNS Challenge with Lighttpd

LAN HTTPS Everywhere The aim of this investigation was to find a way to deploy HTTPS certificates on my LAN.  This might seem over the top, but a) Troy Hunt thinks it is a good idea and b) I was … Continue reading

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BT Broadband – Faster Speeds – Yes Really

Well BT have done what they said.  I’ve even noticed a slight up tick today so it is obviously still training to the fastest possible stable rate. by

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Ubiquiti USG Home Setup

I treated myself to an Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway (USG) this week, bought off Netxl but Via Amazon (as it was cheaper).  The setup was not quite as straightforward as the AP I installed a couple of months ago.  In … Continue reading

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BT Broadband – Faster Speeds

BT have said they are going to increase my speed This I find really interesting as I hardly use what I have.  I monitor my speed on an hourly basis, As you can see, it is pretty reliable.  The dips … Continue reading

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Cloudflared DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Pi-Hole

(Using the new WordPress Editor and I am not sure I like it – in fact I hate it.  Gone back via the ‘Classic Editor’ plugin) Background I have been following Troy Hunt and Scott Hulme, 2 well known security … Continue reading

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