TomTom GO Mobile iOS app is crap

This turned out rather long, so to sum it all up: Don’t buy TomTom Go Mobile app, it really is crap (at least as of mid-2016). My biggest reasons why it’s crap: expensive (compared to free options like Waze or Google maps) no way to calculate alternative routes (just basic options like, don’t take ferry)…

Plex

First time I heard about Plex was perhaps 2-3 years ago. A friend of mine was traveling from the US to EU was telling how he’s watching (streaming) movies from his home server on his tablet and how perfectly it all works. Until now I’ve always had some sort of home media server, some storage…

vtop

As much as I enjoy hardcore command line stuff, it is nice to have some eye candy there as well. Like htop, for example. However I have recently discovered vtop. Not sure about the practicality of it but it sure looks nice (albeit at the expense of some additional cpu cycles): If you have node…

Running Windows on FreeBSD using Bhyve

Yes, it’s possible since beginning of October if you run FreeBSD 11-CURRENT. I have waited for quite a while for this. This means no more need for KVM or XEN or what have you. Bhyve does it all. It’s a bit rough around the edges. Biggest issue (at least for me) is the lack of…

The iOS 9 podcasts app is terrible

I love listening to podcasts while commuting since I get to learn something on the way. This is especially great on longer trips. I have been using the iOS podcasts app so that I add select podcast episodes to “On the go” playlist and then whenever I’m driving somewhere I know that I have a…

Azure + Packer

Yes, it works. How cool is that? The hardest part is to set up your environment and even that is easy. Kudos to MS. What you’ll need: a linux machine, golang, packer, Azure plugin for packer, nodejs, Azure cli tools and an Azure subscription. I’ll start with a clean Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Let’s start by…

Battlefield 4 campaign sucks and games in general

Yes, this is probably common knowledge in the gamer community, but it was a bit surprising to me since I’m no gamer. Imagine, you are shooting your way through the mission and you have couple of good guys with you, yet they can’t seem to shoot anyone and they also never die. They are worse…

LFCS

For I while now I wanted to complete the Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin exam and this week I did it. Yay! If you’re a linux admin then this will not present too much difficulty to pass it. The LF certification page explains what domains and competencies will be tested and this can be used to…

Surface 3

So I recently bought a Surface 3. Yes, I know. My home network has been a mix of OSX, iOS, Linux and FreeBSD devices but now it will also have one Windows machine. This is also my first time buying a computer that runs Windows. The device itself is quite awesome, I really do like…

NFS exports with ZFS

If you have a ZFS based storage server and other machines in the network, it would be a shame not to share the awesome storage with them. I have 2 servers at home. frisbie is the ZFS storage machine and yotta is just a powerful machine but with only one disk, so I’d like to…