Sytone's Ramblings

The occasional posts of a guy who plays with technology.

Getting a PI to update when on a network

2020-08-27 3 min read Technology
Now we have a RV I wanted the pi to copy media files over when it is on the network. I have a share for our DVR where the media files are placed (HD Homerun + Emby) and wanted to copy certain TV shows over automatically when the RV is home and I put it on the network. Now I can go down the BASH scripting route but I do not know that space very well. Continue reading

Make the Calendar in Microsoft Teams use the same keyboard shortcut as Outlook

2020-06-18 1 min read Technology
I use keyboard shortcuts a lot and in outlook I am used to the Ctrl+1/2/3/4 to go between mail, calendar, contacts, etc. In teams I found myself using Ctrl + 2 to go to the calendar which actually brings you to the Chat tab. I know I could use Ctrl + 4 but you know muscle memory… Then I found out you can reorder all the tabs on the left, so not I have Chat at the top just like my mail Ctrl + 1 followed by Calendar which means it is Ctrl + 2 which is now very similar to Outlook! Continue reading

iPhone hotspot issues? Getting it to work with windows.

2017-11-08 1 min read Technology
Had an issue the iPhone hotspot would not work on windows, it would see the network and try to connect, on the phone the hotspot bar at the top would appear and disappear. Simple solution… Go to settings and change the name of your iPhone and remove any single quotes (’) from the name. Go back and turn the hotspot on and enjoy the connection. Well it worked on my computer :)

Getting a DietPi image running on Hyper-V

2017-07-28 3 min read Technology
Why? Because it is faster to test installs and adding items to the DietPi installer with snapshots! Also it makes a great small Linux installation to run other items off in Hyper-V. Go get the VirtualBox VMWare x64 image from the DietPi site. Download the QEMU disk image utility from Extract the VirtualBox VMWare image, it is a ova file. At this point we need to take the actual disk image out of this file. Continue reading

Getting HP Officejet Pro 8620 scan to network working

2017-04-18 1 min read Technology
So, tried to do this. Failed… Why? not because there was a issue with the share or the user/pass combination. It was the SMB process and stack locations in the I/O request packets (IRPs) that are used by Windows. Reference: To fix To increase IRPStackSize for the server: Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\Parameters On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. Continue reading

Two-Factor Authentication and your Microsoft Account

2013-09-06 2 min read Technology
I have just moved to Two-Factor authentication, there was a bit of work to get everything signed in again but the additional security is worth it. I use my Microsoft account as a central hub for everything, it is on all my PCs at home and work, I have a WP8 that I log into with it, I use it to log into Skype. Basically if someone takes it you have access to everything I have. Continue reading

Networking with MoCA

2011-10-04 1 min read Technology
I was looking at getting the house wired for Ethernet. I do not have any major requirements at the moment, I do not intend to stream HDMI over the network :). About as bad as we get is streaming from the media centre to an extender (XBox 360) which is around 1.5Mb for a HD stream. I found out about MoCA and did some research, from what I could tell it would meet all my requirements, better still I did not need to get anything re-wried as we have points at every place in the house that I wanted a network outloet. Continue reading
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