Funkwhale: Configuration & First Impressions

Mon, Apr 18, 2022 | 1000 Words

I discovered Funkwhale a while back, but didn’t go further than understanding where it fit as a cool “Fediverse” project. But ever since my 2021 ICT Goals post, I’ve been wanting a media player that lets me play my own music. Stuff that I’ve purchased from Bandcamp/BeatPort/iTunes or from CDs that I’ve purchased and ripped onto my computer. Unfortunately I have three regularly used machines (1 desktop, 2 laptops), plus my phone, meaning a standard music player application isn’t appropriate for managing my library.

2021 NAS Upgrade Ideas

Thu, Aug 5, 2021 | 1100 Words

I recently discussed my network attached storage server yet again, and it made me think about what the future holds for this device. I did some brainstorming and settled on the following areas of potential changes and upgrades. Permissions Currently the NAS is open, a trust model that has been fine in all the living situations I’ve used it. Everyone on the network has read/write guest access to the network file share componenets and although the FreeNAS web interface does have a username and password it is still shared with a limited group.

LBS: NAS Of Theseus

Sun, Aug 1, 2021 | 500 Words

The Ship Of Theseus is a thought experiment proposing “if every part of an object is replaced over some period of time, does it still remain the same object”? The version of the thought puzzle concerning Theseus was discussed by Plutarch and talks about the Athenians preserving the ship upon which Theseus returned from Crete. Stored in the harbour, it rotted and decayed over time and so each part was slowly replaced so that it would not fall apart.


Wed, Feb 18, 2015 | 200 Words

Herein you shalt find the hardware that currently (+/- time) acts as the base for the various parts of my life that require servers not provided by places of work and/or education.