Pi-Hole on Synology in Docker

(This post is now outdated as the technique does not work with Pi-Hole version 4. Here is the technique for Version 4) This is just a short note on installing this. It is a very quick process, but it took me way longer than it should have because I misunderstood a...

Credit Card Payment Providers

I’ve just spent some time comparing payment providers in an attempt to Get a better deal than I currently get from the bank reduce the ongoing costs from the bank Just to be clear, I’ve been using Xero for some time to do all of my invoicing (I moved over...

Virtualising Your Physical Mac Assets- P2V

So I hope you haven’t bothered to read my 2000 word epic about this that I’ve been working on for weeks. It’s essentially a very long laundry list of things that don’t work. After getting VMWare involved I did think however that we might both...

Virtualising Servers on a Mac ESXi Host

I’m writing this one because I’ve faced quite a few gotchas, and I’m still not there yet. The basic theory is to take a whole bunch of servers that I currently run and make them into virtual machines that can be moved around and generally make more...

Netgear and VPN Passthrough

I’ve just spent a couple of weeks fighting with a very frustrating problem- setting up VPN passthrough on a Netgear DGND3700v2. This is a reasonably high end device (for Netgear) and actually contains the ability to terminate VPN endpoints. However the built in...

Malwarebytes Anti Malware

This product used to be known as Adware Medic but has recently been acquired by Malwarebytes. They now have a free home use version and several different paid products for business. I used the home version to test. I don’t currently use antivirus on my machine-...