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. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Logitech K400r Works With Harmony Hub

For those interested in adding a keyboard to your Logitech Harmony setup, you'll be happy to know that there is a cheaper alternative to the $100+ Smart Keyboard Add-On.

I tried out two keyboards that I had laying around this weekend with mixed results.  The first was the keyboard that came with the Logitech Revue Google TV box.  While I've had no problems pairing it with other Logitech Unifying receivers, it refused to pair with my Harmony Hub.

Next up was the Logitech K400r keyboard that I've had for a few years now.  The first pairing attempt failed, but it picked it up on the second try.  There are a couple of things to pay attention to when looking for a k400r.  One is that my version has three media buttons across the top with a pc power button next to them.  The newer versions lack these buttons, or they have been replaced with shuttle controls.  I can't say for sure if these newer versions will work with the hub or not.  The second is that the symbols on some of the keys don't match exactly between the two.  They are close enough to not have caused a problem yet.

I have my hub paired with my Nvidia Shield TV (2015) over bluetooth.  When using the keyboard with that activity the keys work great for typing in search blocks or passwords into apps.  The shuttle controls, volume, and arrow keys all work as expected.  Activities and power off mirror the Harmony keyboard, but again the symbols are slightly different.  They do mirror the layout of the activities on my Harmony Companion remote though.  One thing I didn't expect to work was the trackpad and mouse buttons, but on the Shield TV they work just as if you had a bluetooth mouse paired with it.  You get a cursor on screen and can click on icons on the home screen and in most apps.  Two finger scroll does not seem to work though.

If you have already have a Harmony Hub and a wireless Logitech keyboard laying around, give it a try and see if you can get them to pair.  It's handy to have and might save you some cash!