Synology NAS and Wyze Cam

I’ve written before that I’m a fan of the Synology NAS. As a hybrid RAID NAS it is awesome. Yes, it is apparent that support has been trimmed over the last few years, but not necessarily the quality of support. One of the cool things about Synology is the operating system has all sorts of Read More

The NAS to beat all NAS

NAS = network area storage. There are a variety of NAS brands out there. You can fiddle with Raid 1,2,x You can store stuff in other peoples cloud. Or you get something like the Synology NAS. Is it perfect? No. I have 2 units that I use. I’ve installed about half a dozen others. The Read More

Wink Gets the Nudge

So, you might remember my past tome on OpenHab. I dropped OpenHab due to its overly complex operations for Wink and its simpler operation. Remember, in general, complex = powerful, easy = plain-jane I’ve used the Wink now for a year. It is a solid device. My big hangup with it is: Doesn’t recognize Aeotec Read More

Why I don’t Like UTR

The Universal Tennis Ranking (UTR) is a hot topic right now. Really it has been around for a bit. It seems during the French Open each year the UTR folks appear on Tennis Channel to push their system. I play tennis and I have a child who plays competitive tennis. For me does UTR mean Read More

OpenVPN on a Mac

We recently changed our VPN all around and are using openVPN. It works great and no issues…except with our 1 Macintosh. The Mac had the openVPN client on it and when connected to the VPN, the local DNS was still given priority. Yes, the user could get to internal devices via IP addr, but not Read More