Lenovo P51 is now my mint machine !

99.8% switched ! Just have to figure out why the laptop in linux doesn’t like 5gig wireless. Probably some kinda driver or hidden setting in a config file..

Drink some coffee, do some updates. Install my most used software and configure email ! On a Sunday morning !

Switch to linux ?

Well, almost. For the past week I have forced my self to try some linux flavours. So far linux mint 19.1 is whats really sticking!

Network cabinet installed!

Its messy! But i had limited time. 1 hour window as the wife and kid went out shopping. Perfect tile to turn everything off and move it up into the cabinet..

I kist say it went smoothly! No issues and all up and functional now. Next step is to get it cleaned up, wire in the 12v fans and install new fans in this stupid annoying USG-Pro-4.. frustrating how a company can sell this unit for 400+$ and put 1$ cheap crappy fans inside!

Got USB sticks ?

Little side project for my self! Well actually a tool that I have been wanting to do for a long time.. at work i keep shuffling usb sticks for bootable os’s creating boot sticks etc etc!

Amazon 10 x 8Gig usb 2.0 sticks for me ! Now to make a pile of bootable install sticks of different os’s that I commonly install!

Unifi Monitoring !

I bought this 7″ touch lcd last year for this exact purpose, and its been working perfectly..

I mounted it into a piece of cardboard to see what it would look like with a frame. Now to get a cnc’d black small plastic frame. And after that i’ll show a new idea! Hint ” rack cabinet !

Oh and I installed the new controller software and enabled dark theme 🙂 looks so much better now. 5.10.12

Network cleanup time !

$99 for this ? Retail regular price was $369.!

Score! So I bought one, with the glass door and 9u. Only few things I need now is a 16 port punchdown& a small rack-mount ups.

A few things I’ll be changing. The kit comes with 110v ac fans. Yuk! I’ll swap those out to 12v fans and run them at 9-10v to make then spin slower and quiet.

The equipment going into this rack won’t make much heat at all, but pulling any amount of heat out of the cabinet will ensure no issues..

Stay tuned !

New POE switch :) Back from RMA !

My Edgemax 8 port Poe switch is back! Love these switches, these guys sure have their stuff together ! Not only is their GUI nice to use, but the support and RMA process is just awesome !

DELL T310 all fixed up !

Well had a spare hour and a bit tonight so I got the Dell T310 all fixed up with new raid card & motherboard. Plus it’s now dust free !

Installed 2016 server, now to do all the windows updates & start configuring this beast!