Synology- Insufficient Space to Upgrade

The Explanation Migrating a DS918+ to a new DS1621XS+ it’s always a good idea to make sure both units are on the latest version of DSM. We found that the older NAS could not update due to the error ‘Insufficient space to update, please contact Synology...

Slack Nebula Secure Mesh Network Install

We’ve been intrigued by Slacks’ open source secure mesh software ‘Nebula’ for a while, and finally got some time to see if our clients could benefit from an implementation. In short, the answer is yes. **note this article became too big so...

3CX Door Control for Fanvil and Grandstream

We’ve recently installed a 3CX system where the phones are Fanvil and the door intercoms are Grandstream. Maybe this is just balancing the one from last year with Grandstream phones and a Fanvil PA2 to control the door… 3CX doesn’t have any native...

Macs on Unifi Split-Tunnel VPN can’t browse internet- Solved

The Short Version TL;DR – add a DNS server that’s not on either network and is publicly accessible, and possibly also a static route. Also maybe set the VPN profile to a higher priority… **I’ve thought over this and of course the solution seems...

Synology- Where has all my drive space gone?

No, this isn’t a MySpace joke, we’re waaaay too old and sensible for that. I was browsing my Backup Synology and trying to figure out why it was showing no space available on a 30TB volume. I don’t have that many linux iso’s, do I? The answer...

State of The Mac 2021- Updated June 2021

We like Macs, but there are some er, less desirable models in the line up- so If you’re buying a new Mac this year, what specs to recommend? This post was originally written in March 2017, and since then Apple has updated everything- I have updated each of the...

MunkiReport/ MySQL export to Zoho Analytics

I really wanted a new way of displaying outdated computers in MunkiReport (fantastic tool by the way, thanks to the authors/ contributors!) but I was deeply confused by the terminology, and this post is an attempt to write down my needs and prepare for getting it...

Can’t Delete Mac User Account

Just recently stumbled on this issue. Symptoms- despite having admin or root privileges, you can’t delete a user account in System Preferences/ Users & Groups. According to this-...

macOS Big Sur MySQL Time Zones

I realise my post titles are looking more and more like cries for help, but what can you do? Issue- Needed to connect a MySQL database to Zoho Analytics to torture some data. Zoho provides a connector for this which is (argh) Java based and also requires the Oracle...

Synology 10Gigabit ethernet on the cheap!

All credit for this goes to the original Redditor- I’ve only tried to make it a bit easier by rewriting the instructions.   A friend needed a fast setup on a budget and I wanted to see what I could do with stuff I had lying around. There was a Synology...