In a perfect world I would spend my time between inventing great new devices and systems that inspire and revolutionize things and following up on hobbies like photography and movies. In the imperfect world that we live in I work in IT to pay the mortgage and food bill by creating and maintaining computer systems that make the world of business tick over.
My original training began with computers and physics back in the early 80’s at Canterbury University weaving a career that included pumping gas, frying at McDonald’s, driver education and finally a long spell in IT.
Like most parents of school aged children my life revolves around kids, school, work and kids. Our son is our life right now and we love him dearly but we yearn for our own space and time.
This blog is about things that interest me, things that inspire me and my particular slant on life. Drop by anytime and flick me a comment if you like. I have currently disabled comments on posts because I get no-end of spam but we can still be reach on the contact us page.
I am running MythTV on CentOS7 as per MythTV on CentOS 7 and it has been running fine and for no particular reason after cloning the VM it would not start FPM. When I cloned the VM I selected “I moved … Continue reading
I save all my files in FLAC but want to be able to play them on an iPhone with a loss less codec. With Apple devices the only option is ALAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec. The process I use to … Continue reading
After upgrading my MythTV server from 0.25 to 0.29 as described in MythTV on CentOS 7 I found that the last tab for MythWeb, “Backend Status” was giving me a: 404 Not Found It really had me stumped and then I … Continue reading
I upgraded my WordPress host to CentOS7 with PHP7.3 and everything seemed fine until I went to upgrade and I got: Update WordPressDownloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/en_NZ/wordpress-5.4.2.zip…Download failed.: cURL error 2:Installation Failed Also from Health check Communicating with the WordPress servers … Continue reading
I got the following error when booting ESXi 6 from a USB key but I believe the same problem is possible for other scenarios. So what I am talking about is you start ESX and it does the initial phase … Continue reading
This exercise is driven by a need to connect my MythTV’s 3 HDHomeRun network tuners to my MythTV server. This is filled with various challenges:My MythTV runs in a VM on a VMware ESXi 6.0 server The ESXi server only … Continue reading
I have been doing some work with MythTV and the Kodi MythTV addon. This has been around upgrading my MythTV from 0.25 to 0.29 which is quite a steps and I have had to go back and forth between versions. … Continue reading
I needed to have a scheduled job to copy files from my MythTV server to my Open Media Vault server, but when I tried to mount the Samba/SMB share I got the following: root@nas2:/mnt# mount -t cifs \\\\192.168.202.44\\public /mnt/192.168.202.44 -o … Continue reading
What a shame that we only got to the quarters before Covid-19 stopped play. In the qualifiers The Inventory Busters(89/4) won over CRM(88/9) and P2P Tigers(114/6) won over Data Mafia(87/7) so it would have been an interesting paring in the … Continue reading
Friday Spark Sport brought in the folks from Hyper Stimulator and put down a couple of their cars in the atrium at Spark City and let us have a go and boy was it fun. I really enjoyed it and … Continue reading