How to fix a rattling PC fan

My GPU fan has been rattling something shocking. I knew it was the GPU fan because if I put my finger on it and momentarily stopped the fan, the rattle went away. Even a good going over with the air-duster didn’t help. So what to do?

Replace the GPU? This box is old, would struggle . . . → Read More: How to fix a rattling PC fan

Upgrading ownCloud, hardcore mode

Recently I upgraded not just ownCloud, but the server it was on (Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 16.04). To say there were a few changes would be an understatement and, unfortunately there are a few things missing from the official documents.

Before you begin, back-up the data base and the data. Me, I use MariaDB so . . . → Read More: Upgrading ownCloud, hardcore mode

OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure

At some point you will likely completely banjax your router configuration to the point where it won’t issue IPs, boot fully or be in some other busted state and it just sits in the corner glaring at you. When the router is utterly vital to you being able to work and thus get paid, you . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part TBD – Recovering from a catastrophic configuration failure

Gentoo python3.3 – dev-lang/python-3.3.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)

Python 3.3 has been depreciated

For those of us on Gentoo trying to do the usual system updates test with a command line:

emerge –sync && emerge -pvDu world

– this time round if you have any Python 3.3 enabled anywhere, you will see something like:

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating . . . → Read More: Gentoo python3.3 – dev-lang/python-3.3.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)

VNC on a Raspberry Pi without Xorg

If you go looking for “Raspberry Pi VNC” in you web search engine of choice, you will probably come away thinking about tightvnc, x11vnx etc. These are all fine pieces of software, but what if you aren’t running Xorg? Perhaps you’re running OSMC or similar and, due to domestics, you can’t always get to hog . . . → Read More: VNC on a Raspberry Pi without Xorg