Not only have I been a long time Plex user, but I have built a few Plex servers of the years and I wanted to outline my newest setup. It is quite a beast, especially compared to the previous server which was a 2012 Mac Mini which I only used out of simplicity but in the end it was not powerful enough to handle my needs. The form factor was great but when it came to having to transcode anything, it simply failed.
I recently upgraded the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD drive in my home server to a Samsung 970 Plus NVMe drive for faster read/write speeds but ran into some issues after the reinstall with the NFS mount and Docker. The issue that I was having was that with the added speed of the NVMe drive, … Read More
I was using Pi-Hole on my local network for some time on a VirtualBox VM that I had set up but recently removed it from my network as it was acting up and causing another possible fail point on my network that I just didn’t feel like troubleshooting at the time.
However with the release of the new CloudFlare 188.8.131.52 DNS, I thought I would revisit my Pi-Hole setup, this time actually running it on one of the many RaspberryPi’s that I have sitting around collecting dust.
While I work with linux on a daily basis, it had been a while since I configured a linux device to
I recently came across ansible and decided to give it a go, actually kind of upset that I never came across it before as I can already imagine quite a few cases when it could have come in handy and saved me a lot of time when it came to running the same command across multiple servers.
I went about installing ansible by using Homebrew which I have installed on my MacBook Air but soon noticed that I was not able to run commands against all the servers since sshpass was not installed on my machine. I figured the easy route would be to use Homebrew and just install it, but just searching for sshpass with Homebrew I was presented with the following error message.