Monthly Archives: December 2012

My setup 20121229 update

Another year has passed and with it more changes to the systems. The server is still around, no major changes this year, the LSI SAS1064ET is still good so both RAID5 are still kicking around. A SIL3132 SATA controller was transferred from the Mac Pro for the 2 eSATA ports, one of which is connected to a 4 bay Hotway external enclosure containing 4 x 3TB Western Digital green drives providing an additional 9TB of RAID5. That leaves another eSATA port to connect to another 4 bay enclosure.

The previous E8400 windows machine is being used by Esther as her HP workstation is now in the living acting as the media player since the Popcorn Hour C-200 kicked the bucket. I got a new windows machine with a Intel i5-3570K CPU on an ASUS P8Z77-V LK mainboard with 8Gb of RAM, a 120GB ADATA SSD and a Palit GTX670 graphics card. The windows machine is excellent for games 🙂

The Marantz AVR NR1501 has decided to stop producing any sound so instead of another AVR, I got a pair of Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II since with everyone in the study room I cannot really listen to music.

A Xbox 360 is connected to the ATEN KVM. The PS3 is not really in use, especially with the new windows machine around.


Bee in a flower

Caught a bee in a flower while walking to my in-law’s place. Forgot to set my ISO correctly, so it was at 3200 Yell


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Auto post to Facebook

Got NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster to work with the WordPress installation on this site. Post are now automatically posted on Facebook which is actually kind of cool. The setup was not too bad and it worked well.

I had a go using the offical Facebook plugin for WordPress and that did not go well. The main issue was that it was very slow and the auto post was not really working well.

Moved to WordPress

Moved the old wiki to a WordPress site. I am not having enough time to write the codes for the site so I might as well take advantage of a mature solution like WordPress.

Most the old content is still not migrated over yet and I will probably do those when I have time. The ability to post using mobile devices is certainly very useful for me.

Getting WordPress installed on my Ubuntu 12.04 server was not that problematic. Based on the information in this link (, I installed nginx and PHP5. Once that is done, getting WordPress installed is as simple as downloading the codes from WordPress and then following the very simple instructions.