Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Twitterfeed down, IFTTT up!

 ~1 month after i started using Twitterfeed to push my blogger-posts to facebook & twitter it stopped operations.
Fortunately there are several alternatives, IFTTT is one of them and this post is mainly to see if it works :-).

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CoolTools: Synology Diskstation / DiskStationManager / Apps

Just found that i haven't dedicated a blogpost to Synology Diskstation.
I own a DS214se for years.

Previously i used to use a WD MyBook World but it's HDD failed suddenly (fortunately i had a backup).
Based on this experience i moved to a dual-HDD-Raid NAS and the DS214se was one of the cheapest option (i stuffed it with 2 WD 4TB RED).

At the beginning my DS was just used to store files (docs, pics, audio,...), but in the meantime it serves as
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS Server
  • Http-Proxy
  • Audio-streaming-server for my Bose Soundtouch
  • Backup/Syncing-Server for several Android devices
  • several Synology packages like NoteStation, ...
  • serveral other packages like Git, MySql, Wiki, ...

Everything just works!
A huge community & a lot of information is available.

A clear recommendation!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Random thoughts on twitterfeed, DHCP, Android

During the last few days i faced the following technical challenges:

  • Twitterfeeed which i used to post this blog to twitter & facebook closed its doors. I have to find an appropriate replacement.
  • My Moto G 1068 collapsed after i accepted it's suggestion "..free some memory by shifting data to SD-card". A factory reset (+ re-setup) was necessary to bring it back to operations (as a side effect speed & stability improved remarkable).
  • After flattening my network configuration (see posting regarding Bose Soundtouch & co) my beloved(?) Speedtouch ADSL router had several hickups. I suspect DHCP to be the culprit and plan to shift DHCP Server to Synology NAS.
I'm really wondering how technical less interested ppl handle that kind of stuff.....
If i take actions in any of the above cases i'll create separate postings.