• Build the best free network learning environment with EVE-NG

    EVE-NG is an operating system designed to virtualise networks. You can install it on whatever spare machine you have available – although I would recommend something within the last couple of years and with as much RAM as you can get your hands on. I run it on Hyper-V (watch out though – Hyper-V is […]

  • Using Plex and Hue together

    Before Plex removed the ability to install plug-ins on the server, HelloHue would dim lights and make the room like a cinema. The following is how I achieved the same effect using NodeJS from scratch. Why didn’t I use openHAB or similar? Short answer, I did try! But the learning curve was a little too […]

  • It Is Homelab Time

    One of the greatest things about working in IT is that usually you get the enjoyment of bringing your passion home, much to the annoyance of your housemates or other half. I am one of those people. In my lab I have the following: Palo Alto PA-200 Juniper EX2200-C Ruckus R510 Intel NUC8I5BEH, running Proxmox […]