Update to install Plex Media Server

wget -c http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd/plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd_amd64.deb sudo apt-get install -f Open http://:32400/manage

Error Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I loaded a remove desktop session into my Ubuntu Server to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. However, the installer crashed during the installation. This left the machine unbootable upon restart. I was unable to recover the OS, and instead, had to do a fresh install. To do this, I had to connect a monitor and ...

DIY home NAS file server 5

Years of digital photos, PowerPoint presentations for classes, and lab work data are currently stashed on a few different hard drives. Each has its own organization system, and are just snapshots of the data I had collected up to that time. It’s now time to organize these in a better way, and since I move ...

Updating git

The server I’m hosted on is running git, but version 1.6.5.2, which is quite old. I’d like to update this, and I can, since I have access to make and install a local version on the host at /usr/local. However, downloading the latest git branch from git at git://github.com/git/git.git gives me source code that doesn’t ...

Reflecting upon my Grandfather, 100 Days

There is a Chinese tradition of mourning a recently passed member of your family for 100 days. I’ve always felt like the least culturally Chinese person around, but I’m writing this post as a supplement to that practice. Today is the one hundredth day since the passing of my paternal grandfather. My understanding of Chinese culture is ...

Writing, and single to multi-site blog migration.

Last week, Roberto Guillermo Kolter, Ph.D., a Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School, gave a presentation at here at Tufts about scientific writing. The fundamental point of his talk was that as scientists, it is imperative that we write, and to write well. Not an entirely novel idea, Dr. Kolter also presented several ...

Fixing Android Exchange Issues

I’ve had intermittent issues with Android, specifically with the Exchange service preventing the phone from entering deep sleep and resulting in rapid depletion of my phone battery. I think I may have found the culprit: incorrect security settings. I have my Exchange e-mail account set up as an IMAP account on my phone. The settings ...

Home improvement roundup

I’ve lost track of exactly what changes I’ve made to the house, so this is an attempt to catalog them: - replaced all non-GFCI outlet duplexes with tamper-proof outlet duplexes - added a wired switch to the storage space - added a switch to the inside of the utility closet - replaced the main bathroom ...

Remembering Friends

I’m still new to this. It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was meeting Taylor, Kelsey, or Andrew for the first time. Admiring the things they could do that I couldn’t, the skill or talent that seemed to come so effortlessly. We all drifted in and out of touch, but our large, inner-city high ...

Bathroom refresh update! 1

Bathroom refresh update!
It’s been a while since I last wrote a post here, but I thought I’d start things up again with an update on the bathroom refresh. The single largest portion so far was the replacement of the vanity, which showed signs of severe water damage from an improperly assembled sink drain connection. Details about that ...