Setting Up a World Writable FreeNAS Share

This really shouldn't have been that hard, but it was. Just so I don't forget in the future, here it is:

Configuring CrashPlan In FreeNAS Part 2

Now that CrashPlan is actually working in FreeNAS, it's time to actually set it up so that it's actually backing up. I have a particular volume in FreeNAS (in this case /mnt/store/pictures) that I want CrashPlan to backup. We need to create an analogous directory in the FreeNAS jail. So back in the FreeNAS UI, go to Jails and select the crashplan_2 jail and click Shell. Then simply make the directory.

Configuring CrashPlan In FreeNAS Part 1

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Bitcoin Price Notifications via Pushover

I was looking for a clever way to stay informed about current Bitcoin prices. I have 1 BTC, so, you know, it's super important to keep on top of it. I started out by simply following @bitcoinprice on Twitter and, even though that worked fine, it wasn't geeky enough.

A Raspberry Pi Security Camera With Auto Dropbox Uploads

I have a couple of these Foscam cameras and they work great, but they are big and ugly. I wanted something much smaller and more discreet. I remembered that I had one of these Xbox Live cameras. This little cam is much smaller than the Foscam ones and has a nice benefit of having a looooooong USB cable. Here's how I got it working with the Raspberry Pi.

Configuring Networking On A Raspberry Pi With a Edimax EW-7811Un

There are a bunch of guides around but this worked for me. The first thing I did was to plug it in and to make sure it was recognized by lsusb. It was:

MPD On the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi doesn't have an audio-out jack so grabbed this USB audio adapter from Behringer. After plugging it in, the first step is to confirm that it's recognized by lsusb: