Recent Posts

Enter Proxmox and ZFS

6 minute read

Following up on my Exit Synology post, I’ve decided it’s time to move from a consumer grade NAS to something a bit more sturdy. I’ve also been running out of memory on the Synology NAS with all the things that I wanted to run on it… so time for something else.

Exit Synology

9 minute read

I have/had a Synology DS916+ NAS. This is an Intel based NAS with 4 disk bays, running on Synology’s Disk Station Manager - a nice piece of software that offers an easy way to manage the device, and run additional software on top of it.

Chromecast Radio with Home Assistant and Node-RED

4 minute read

Telenet, our local cable provider, decided that analog cable radio is dead and everyone should switch to either DAB (Digital Radio over the air) or DVB-C (Digital Radio via coaxial cable). For me, that’s a bit of an issue: DAB radio is fine, but requires good reception. Our house is rather well insulated so radio reception is crap at best DVB-C radio would require buying yet another device...