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. 

73!

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:
http://download.sonarr.tv/hotfixes/regression-mono-5.10/NLog.dll.gz

There is a guide available on their subreddit

-Sean

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.

-Sean

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."

-Sean

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.