Something beeped again

While I was in the shower. No idea what is beeping. Probably not the alarm in my bedroom, it was replaced.

There’s two alarms in my living room. The carbon monoxide alarm is blinking green. I assume that means the batteries are fine. The fire alarm in the living room, just got it’s battery changed. They could of used a old battery.

Could be one of the UPSes, there’s three.

Maybe the beeping is outside.

Their drive was hot, noisy, and slow to spin up

I own two of those drives, the one in my case, with some loud ass fans in the front is 37C. It’s an enterprise drive, so it runs hotter then other drives.

The other drive in a dock, with a USB powered fan blowing on it, is 36C.

Probably need to clean the dust off the hard drives. I didn’t open that side of the case.

Doesn’t seem nosy, all I hear is the loud ass fans in my case. I bought them because the RPMs are really high. I don’t care about noise.

If their drives were hot, and noisy, they should of contacted their seller, not wait three months, might still be under warranty though.

I’ll still buy two more of them, with an ICY DOCK enclosure. Now to see how much bigger then 3 TB drives from goHardDrive.

Almost $80 for 4 TB, might as well buy a new NAS drive then that.

Are their Seagate drives basically unused too? Well, there’s some Seagates that had a high failure rate. You’d have to search for them on Google.

They have a 3 TB Seagate for slightly less.

Nope, those Seagate’s might have 30k of powered on hours. Do they wipe that from the Hitachi drives? Which is HGST now, and owned by WesternDick.

The first drive I bought, only has 9663 powered on hours, I leave my computer on 24/7. That’s over 400 days.

According to their eBay listing, it’s manufactured refurbished. You get eBay bucks, if you buy on eBay. I have $1.19 in eBay bucks, from buying a video card I didn’t need.

They have new 2 TB drives for $48. Says white label, probably WesternDick. That is cheaper though. Probably going to use it for /home, after I copy everything to it. It’ll be in a software RAID 1. They claim it isn’t really a backup. But if a drive dies, you just replace the drive, and the data is re mirrored.

What’s the point in RAID 1, if it isn’t a backup? It mirrors everything on the other drive. That’s basically what a backup is. Except, a backup probably wouldn’t be as in sync. Might not help you if you delete a file. And forget.

The title on that 2 TB says 6 Gbps, and the description says 3. So if I buy it, and it only runs at 3, I can get my money back for false advertising? Cause the title says 6.

The new white label 3 TB drives, are apparently Hitachi. Buy two of those instead. Not much more then the refurbished.

Wait a second, will those fit in the ICY DOCK enclosure? They might be fatter then non enterprise drives.

Monoprice has a cheaper enclosure. Not sold on Monoprice’s site anymore.

Only my endurance and intelligence is good in Fallout 76

Endurance is 6, and intelligence is 8.

Everything else is 3 or less.

You need a certain amount, to equip perks. I have a bunch of stuff I can’t equip, not enough skill points. I could un equip everything for some of the stuff, and then equip the higher ranking perk.

USB isn’t good for storage?

USB 2.0 isn’t. 3.0 seems to work fine.

SBC USB might suck, at least on the ones I’ve had, it did.

Good job dog

The day she was freaking out, because of beeping, she was pawing one of my UPSes. Apparently she unplugged the router slightly, it turned off today around 5 pm, while I was gone. No idea why it turned off today, but was working before then. I doubt the internet works with it off.

The AP disconnected from the controller at 5:35 pm. That’s probably about when the router lost power.

Tried connecting to the UniFi controller when I wasn’t at home, it kept timing out.

The webcam didn’t record anybody entering my apartment, other then me.

Now to tell the AP to shut it’s WiFi off at a certain time everyday. No need for it to be on while I’m sleeping. That might piss the WiFi cracker off.

Is the schedule when it’s on or off?

Ha, it’s useless, you select the time, but it’s on a day basis. That doesn’t work, the next time is the next day, not changing the timezone to work around their half ass feature.

Funny in 2015, somebody from UBNT said “I believe this feature is going to be updated with greater flexibility in a future release!”. Looks like that wasn’t the case, unless they mean 2040, when everybody is melted from nukes.

Screw UBNT, they said in a future release in 2015. Next year, I think I’ll replace the AP.

Are Zyxel APs any good? Their switches work just fine, the interface is ugly though. Looks like the UniFi.

EnGenius is supposed to have a working schedule feature. I prefer to mix and match brands. Their software runs in a VM. Says you need VMWare Player 7 or Oracle Virtual Box. No KVM apparently. Also, the system requirements say you need Windows.

I’ll keep my AP. Can you control power with a SBC? Then I can schedule it however I want, the power will be cut. To lazy to configure the firewall to block everything. That’s not turning the WiFi off, and that is already sort of configured, they need my phone’s IP to access the internet.

Powerswitch tail 2

So I won’t fry myself with that? I bought a wireless charging receiver from them, the connector broke or something.

That’s discontinued, it links to this.

Good luck figuring that out, you need to attach wires. You also need a SBC of some kind.

You can get a timer plug, but you need to plug it directly into the wall. What’s the point in surge protectors then? And what happens if you plug a UPS into it? The AP is probably plugged into a UPS.

You can install Channels DVR on a Synology NAS

How do you transfer your database to it? It apparently backs itself up, but there’s no restore button.

If you get a QNAP for around $300, it has a Intel CPU, probably can transcode better then a Synology.

The QNAP is better, it has HDMI, with Kodi. And you can run virtual machines on it.

But a cheap AMD system would be better.

They have a $200 one too. NAS drives are expensive though. Buy the refurbished drives that I have two of. That’s like $60 a piece. They are enterprise, so good enough for a NAS, especially an idle NAS.

What’s better QNAP or Synology? Synology has a $200 one too. Neither will do hardware transcoding though. If you pay $250, you get hardware transcoding on the Synology. The $250 Synology is an old model, can’t find it on Amazon now. Found it earlier.

Synology is probably easier to setup.

A different QNAP for $300, review says it needs more then 1 GB of RAM. Why? In that case, buy the Synology, you can’t upgrade the RAM on it, so hopefully it doesn’t need more.

A possibly cheaper solution, buy some kind of Raspberry Pi like boards, not the Raspberry, it would suck as a NAS. Like the ROCKPro64, it has a PCIe x4 slot, put a SATA card in it. Will that work?

They have a SATA card for $10, so it looks like you can use it as a NAS.

Don’t really need a NAS though. A dual 3.5″ USB 3.0 enclosure would work just as well.

I like PINE64 though. Problem is, they might ship from a different country. Put openmediavault on it. There’s a build for the RockPro64 here.

Might be expensive though, over $100. Especially if you get the 4 GB RAM version. Where do you plug in the special SATA power cable? Don’t see anywhere on the board to plug it in.

Found where the fan goes. Looks like the SATA cable has four pins, by the fan there’s a 3 pin thing. Don’t think that’ll work.

Their pictures suck, so you can’t zoom in.

ameridroid.com ships from California, they take PayPal, so if they scam you, you can dispute it.

Might of finally found where you plug the SATA cable in, it’s by the power jack.

$155.86 that’s how much it would cost. Don’t know if the bigger heat sinks fit with the NAS case.

Over $200 for two 3 TB drives, the ones claimed to be refurbished, they might of just never been used. As they work just fine.

ODROID-H2 is probably better. But it uses an Intel CPU. Costs $111. You need RAM too, and a power supply. The pre order is sold out. But it would be overkill. The only reason I’d get it.

Will probably buy a dual ICY DOCK enclosure. Less work.

Comcast raised my internet bill

Am I still under contract? If not, it would of went up even higher. Can I sue them for violating the contract?

It only went up by $10. Their site doesn’t say why or anything.

According to the plans, mine should cost over $60 a month. I did signup for the contract last December. When does the contract end? On the day you signed up? Or a month later?

It’s a good deal, if the deal is over. That’s cheaper then 15 Mbps. They charge around $50 now for 15 Mbps. 60 Mbps for $40 a month. I’ll have to see what it costs in January.

The kitten wanted to play with Tonka

Tonka was looking at her, and possibly sniffing her. Then the kitten laid down, looked like she was going to swat at her. Pretty sure that’s one way cats play, she probably wouldn’t put her claws out. I remember cats swatting at the dog’s tails.

Tonka wasn’t interested in playing, she just was saying hi, then left.

The only dog that might play with her is Lilly. Sofie acts all weird, so I don’t think she’d play with her. Lilly is the right size to play with a kitten. I think Lilly was trying to get the kitten to play with her. Might of been to soon for her to do that.

The kitten isn’t scared of any of the dogs. Chairman is scared of the dogs.

She’ll also try running out the door, if you open it. She doesn’t live in a very good neighborhood for going outside. Also, it’s better to have cats inside only, then you can see them all the time. Dogs are good for inside too, they just go outside to go potty. If you have a pet, I’d think you would want to give them attention. Otherwise, what’s the point in having a pet?

She can’t get hit by a car, if she never goes outside.

A hundred dollars more is a little bit?

Some article lied and said Samsung’s new 1 TB SSD is only a little bit more then a non SSD. That’s not true, a 1 TB non SSD will cost $50 or so, or at least that’s how much they cost last time I bought one.

You can’t compare a 1 TB SSD price to a 1+ TB non SSD price. That’s not how it works. And if you do the math, you’ll see the bigger drive for less, is a better deal.

Apparently you can get a 1 TB SSD SATA non Samsung for $100 or so.

When I saw the article, I was hoping for a 1 TB SSD for under $100. That would be a little bit more then a non SSD.

The cheapest 1 TB SATA SSD on Amazon, that I see, is $120. Might not be a great brand either. The PS4 will get to keep it’s slow ass WesternDick drive. Haven’t played it lately anyways. I bought a 3.5″ adapter for the PS4, because I thought 3.5″ drives were faster then laptop drives. That’s not the case, with WesternDick. Would of been better off buying a laptop drive.

Even my external USB 3.0 Seagate is faster then that drive, I have the same drive in my computer too. I should replace it, but I’m lazy, and cheap. And the drive isn’t used for much, so it’s slowness doesn’t matter.

AlphaRacks falsely advertises

They don’t use LiteSpeed. According to this.

curl -I http://alpharack.dah85.com/
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache

Ran the command, and got the same result. Now they are going to say, that they have Apache in front of LiteSpeed.

curl -I https://www.litespeedtech.com/
HTTP/2 200 
server: LiteSpeed

Looks like the server does say LiteSpeed, if you are running LiteSpeed. They are using Joomla btw. Drupal is better.

curl -I https://www.vanvalkinburgh.org/
HTTP/2 200 
server: LiteSpeed

OpenLiteSpeed says LiteSpeed, not OpenLiteSpeed. I’m to cheap to pay for LiteSpeed.