A PC’s life, UPGRADES and re-purposing. Part 1 of 2.

My 10 year old NEC ValueStar VN750 died in late 2018. It was a pretty good system for the day. See specs in Japanese. Originally fitted with a mighty Core 2 Duo E7200@2.53ghz (Passmark 1631) and 2GB of ram and windows Vista. As it was chugging along nicely albeit slow. In early 2017, 2GB more ram, a new wireless card, and the CPU was replaced … Continue reading A PC’s life, UPGRADES and re-purposing. Part 1 of 2.

Failed OTA sonoff basic via TASMOadmin

Last night for some reason probably half asleep I thought it would be a good idea to try TASMOadmin (SONweb) from my smartphone to update a sonoff basic. Using the link I made in hassio I loaded up TASMOadmin and proceeded to select a non-critical sonoff that should things fail it wouldn’t matter too much. I had already tried this from the TASMOadmin page directly … Continue reading Failed OTA sonoff basic via TASMOadmin

Pfsense not… this is getting old (update 40days later)

Away from home pfsense held up today.   (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) For about 12 hours. Got home and pfsense dropped the LAN card. A quick reboot and it’s back. But just as quickly it dropped the LAN card again. Back to square one again. This is really getting old. Scour the internet again… up until now I thought it might be related to … Continue reading Pfsense not… this is getting old (update 40days later)

Pfsense not sensing pt2, “the dissapearing”

And the joy continues…  (part 1) Away from home I realize that I can’t access Hassio. Is it crashed again? It’s happened unusually a lot lately. Can’t access it via vpn and hassio app. Cannot access http either. Hmm. I have a suspicion that this isn’t an isolated issue. IPMI app for my server is not connecting either. Clearly this is network wide. But my … Continue reading Pfsense not sensing pt2, “the dissapearing”