The Synology Surveillance Station app has so much to love about it and is still probably the best available non-enterprise surveillance NVR software, but the few things with which it’s been failing the past couple of years fail spectacularly. Most Surveillance Station users know the pains of having to work around the NPAPI plugin, something one has to install on his or her machine before anything remotely related to video streaming will work in Surveillance Station, and even then it no longer works in Chrome and has problems in other browsers, not to mention that there is zero Linux support. Well, I’ve been in contact with Synology support regarding this glaring issue, and they’ve given me some good news.[Read further…]
While I’m currently not on an active job search, I keep my eyes open for potential opportunities all the time; it’s a competitive market, and my services will go to the highest bidder (within reason). I try to keep up on some of the “dream job” companies to see if there are any openings for which I might be qualified, but remembering to regularly check multiple sites’ careers pages seems to be beyond my capability now that I have, you know, actual responsibilities. The beauty of working as a sysadmin is that you learn how to automate as many tasks as possible, and there is no reason that this philosophy shouldn’t apply to all aspects of life. The following can be adapted to really any careers web page so you, too, can be alerted when a position for your dream job opens up.
I find that as I get older, Christmas Wish Lists are harder and harder to write. Mostly I want immaterial things: happiness for my hubby, extra time in the day for a nap, financial blessings for my friends and family, comfort for those going through hard times…no more lives torn apart, then wars would never start, and time would heal our hearts, you know. Maybe I should write a song.[Read further…]
There comes a time in every man’s life when he desires things he does not have and probably doesn’t need. That time has now come for me.[Read further…]
One of the biggest lies of the 21st century is to “Be proud of who you are!” No. Don’t. Stop spewing that lunacy.[Read further…]
“Disney princesses are anti-feminist because they are all rescued by men!” NONSENSE.[Read further…]
Twenty years of the current defensive antivirus model described previously has proven to be insufficient in the battle against malware. Antivirus companies spend millions of dollars to lead the public to believe that this is the only way. The entire point of this series is to show that it is not the only way, and that we would be shooting ourselves in the foot, so to speak, to keep insisting that it is. Only relying on antivirus would be like only relying on only the body’s immune system for all types of diseases: without modern medicine, even the most mysophobic person would die by his or her sixties. It’s just not a smart idea, but many antivirus companies don’t want anyone believing that.[Read further…]