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C:\Docker Dashboard – Simple Monitor.pdf
Matt Shore - Docker Dash

Docker Dashboard – Simple Monitor

Simple Docker  Monitoring Dashboard I’ve spent a couple of weeks learning about the Docker API and decided to create a simple little dashboard. Developed in PHP and still under development but though it would be fun to share in the mean time. get it on git here: Prerequisites Apache 2 installed or running from a […]

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C:\The Gaming Beast….pdf
Gaming Beast

The Gaming Beast…

The Build Component Selection CPU Intel – Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor CPU Cooler NZXT – Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard Asus – ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory G.Skill – Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory Storage Samsung – 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid […]

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C:\Ultimate Docker Setup.pdf
Ultimate Docker Setup

Ultimate Docker Setup

This is a quick guide to setup the ultimate home server. To include file sharing & synchronising, email and website hosting, media sharing and streaming, and automatic downloads of TV, movies and music. Firstly install the latest Ubuntu 16 distro (Download from here: ) Installing Docker   sudo apt-get install \ apt-transport-https \ ca-certificates \ […]

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C:\HTPC – Ultimate Media Server on Docker.pdf
Ubuntu Docker

HTPC – Ultimate Media Server on Docker

Notes – Ubuntu and Docker need to be installed first to create this ultimate HTPC server. Setup the Environment Lets start by creating some shares for your media server to utilise. sudo mkdir /shares/tv sudo mkdir /shares/movies sudo mkdir /shares/transcode sudo mkdir /shares/downloads sudo mkdir /shares/music Plex Docker Install sudo docker create \ –name=plex \ […]

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What is Docker? I stumbled across Docker a while ago and the concept just intrigued me. The ability to create an application that only ships with the parts it needs. Windows and its applications have often been criticised for their size and bloated overhead on the underlying hardware. This bloat also has security consequences in […]

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C:\Nextcloud – Private Cloud.pdf
Nextcloud Banner

Nextcloud – Private Cloud

Cloud features without the ‘Cloud Risk’ Cloud gives users the ability to backup and easily share files but with Pecha and other cybersecurity issues is ‘Cloud’ the best place for your data? For me it just isn’t worth the risk of putting my files on someone else’s hardware. Yes, I am a control freak when it […]

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C:\PiVateCloud – A Private Cloud for less than £60 quid.pdf
PiVate Cloud

PiVateCloud – A Private Cloud for less than £60 quid

In this little project I am going to explain how you can create your very own Private Cloud for the cost of an averaged monthly Cloud subscription. Utilising a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and NextCloud you can sync all your devices and easily share files with friends, family and colleagues. If you don’t know […]

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C:\Skull Canyon ESXi Host.pdf
ESXi Skull Canyon

Skull Canyon ESXi Host

Can an Intel NUC really replace your home server/lab? ***Spoiler alert**** Oddly the answer appears to be yes! About a month ago my micro server was just getting even more sluggish than normal… no surprise for a 5 year old AMD 2 core bag of junk. To be fair, I did want it to do […]

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