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Linux System Monitoring Dashboards

I have a Linux NAS that I use to back up various things around the house. One day, I was unable to log into it via SSH. After I attempted a manual restart, I was still unable to log in. So, I had to drag a mouse, keyboard and monitor out of the closet to determine what was wrong. Turns out I had filled the small primary filesystem while saving bad sector data for a drive…

Switching from FreeNAS to OpenMediaVault

I have been using FreeNAS for a number of years. I was really happy with it, but a long running problem in recent releases has made me look for an alternative. The first time I noticed a problem there was an extended power outage at my house. When the power came back on I was working on my laptop and saw the network share wasn't active. I tried the web administration page and it also was…

When all else fails

I got stuck with the task of extracting a large number of text strings from an old DOS program. At first I wasn't worried at all, but my optimism quickly faded when the .exe would not execute on any modern Windows installation. I followed a number of guides for compatibility mode but nothing I tried resulted in success. I decided to try another approach. I decided to try running the script in Wine, but gave up…

Beaglebone Quake 3 Server

In my previous post, I introduced the hardware for my new Quake 3 server. I evaluated multiple Quake 3 projects that could be used for both the client and the server. Ultimately, I decided to use the ioquake3 open source version for both client and server. After some testing with various numbers of bot and human participants, I found the settings that I feel utilize the limited resources on the BeagleBone best. As I tested, I…

Beaglebone Black

I purchased a BeagleBone Black Rev C with the intention of turning it into a portable Quake 3 server. I also picked up a simple case and a power supply from adafruit who had everything I wanted in stock. Plus the entire process was seamless, this is how internet stores should operate. They also have an excellent blog and a library of training materials. I received my little system in a couple days and immediately began…

2013 Favorite GitHub projects

The end of the year is here and after reading countless best of and countdown lists I found an opportunity to create my own. I realized a long time ago that most of my bookmarks were to GitHub projects. At that point, I stopped creating GitHub bookmarks and started starring projects. I accumulate a lot of great projects. Some of them seem awesome when I am introduced them, but over time I realize it's very unlikely…