Friday, June 29, 2018

Amateur Extra Upgrade

So I finally upgraded my Amateur Radio License to Amateur Extra.  It took my 22 years to go from Technician to General to Extra.  I highly recommend the ARRL study guides if your looking to upgrade yourself. 


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mono 5.10 Update Breaks Sonarr

Looks like some people are having issues with a Mono update breaking Sonarr.  The devs released an update for a logging dll that fixes the error:

There is a guide available on their subreddit


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Transmission WebGUI Connection Problem

After a recent update to Transmission BT I was unable to connect to the WebGUI using the FQDN.  After a bit of Googling I found someone else with the same issue.  My fix was pretty simple on CentOS, I just had to modify /var/lib/transmission/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json

Towards the bottom you'll see:

I just had to add my FQDN to the rpc-host-whitelist as follows:

Make sure you stop transmission-daemon before edit settings.json and restart it when your done.


Friday, November 3, 2017

30 Day Security Challenge

Shannon Morse has a great 30 Day Security Challenge over on her site.  The best advice on the whole thing is defiantly "Don't click on shit. Be skeptical."


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Netatmo and La Crosse 925-1418 Sheild

I've had the Netatmo Weather for a few months now and have really enjoyed it.  I even added an indoor module to track the bedroom.  I did have some issues with the outdoor module though.  Specifically because it can't be exposed directly to rain, which makes placement somewhat difficult at our current home.  I had it set on the ledge of a northern facing window, but it would show unreasonably high humidity anytime it rained.  I tried raising it off the ledge, but the problem persisted. 

I had been looking at a few weather sensor shields online for a while, but none were confirmed to fit the Netatmo outdoor sensor.  While lurking around Amazon one night, I noticed that there was a used La Crosse 925-1418 for a few dollars off.  I gambled on it and lucked out. 

It fits great without any need for modification.  I mounted it to a fence post near the original location.  It gets a little direct sun in the late afternoon, but I don't get massive temperature spikes.  Most importantly it stays completely dry.  My humidity readings have returned to sane levels as well.