As bits of hackery go, this is pretty niche. I have a bunch of storage in a Synology Diskstation – this can send various notifications in case disks fail, components get too hot, or other bits of the system break down in ways that require immediate attention. It can send emails, you can use their app to enable push notifications to your phone and if you really want to you can have it send you SMS (actual SMS, in 2017?!). What it can’t do out of the box is send a message to a Slack channel.
I really like Slack. As well as running a paid instance of Slack with my teams at FISCAL, I have a separate (free) one for friends and family and for running experiments with bots and other integrations. So I wanted the Synology, like most of my other house/home automation devices, to talk to Slack. The easy way would be to make the Synology send an email to the Slack email integration – except the email->Slack integration is only available to paid Slack instances. So what to do? Continue reading
Back in January I wrote about replacing the StartCom SSL cert I previously used on Durdle.com with a certificate from Let’s Encrypt. As I noted then, the certs generated by Let’s Encrypt come with a three month expiry. Today I received a reminder email from their expiry bot: Continue reading
Long time readers will know that over the years I’ve moved email providers several times, starting out with POP3 mailboxes on Gradwell, moving some of my domain’s users to Google with forwarders, and for a long period running my own Microsoft Exchange server. On each platform I’ve made use of email suffix matching. I’ll quote from my earlier post about that: Continue reading
Update 27/02/2011: Added IR control and password passthrough.
I’ve recently put together a CCTV solution using a few Foscam FI8918W cameras and the excellent ZoneMinder software. This is all running on a CentOS 5.5 virtual machine under Hyper-V (more on this setup another time). The Foscam cameras have pan, tilt and the ability to set and move to preset locations. Continue reading
After a frustrating morning testing several different updated firmwares, I’ve determined that NAT (Network Address Translation) loopback is broken on firmwares 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 for the Draytek Vigor 2820VN. Other routers in the family are likely to be similarly affected.