I wanted to share notes on my recent weekend project, utilizing ActionTiles.com panels to create a home automation control panel that controls/displays: – Current weather – Weather forecast – SmartThings device status – Alarm controls Basically I’m installing various old iPad / Android tablets with various in-wall charging […]
Architect at Microsoft. Enjoys making things, DIY projects of all kinds, energy saving ideas and biking with family and friends.
In this post, I’m going to provide PowerShell examples of how to switch Access Tiers of an Azure Storage Account. First, let us provision a Storage Account with Access Tier set as Cool: PS C:\> New-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName testRG1 -Name teststa112 -AccessTier Cool -Kind BlobStorage -SkuName Standard_LRS -Location WestUS […]
Recently I experienced a disk failure that forced me to relocate folders to another volume. Turns out there were bunch of installed packages like HyperVault that also needed to be moved. Unfortunately Synology doesn’t offer any user interface for performing this. Thankfully Andrew McLean put together this guide […]
If your Surface Pro stuck on Surface logo screen, you may be able to recover by simultaneously pressing and holding Power and Volume Up buttons. Specifically: 1. Keep power plugged in. 2. Press and hold power to shut it down. 3. Press and hold power and Volume Up. […]
I wanted to compile the list of places we as a family like to go around the Bay Area and also use this opportunity to gather recommendations from you. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids. I’ll update the list as we discover new places. Hidden Villa […]
There is no shortage of 3D printing related content on the web. One that I came across was quite useful — https://www.gliffy.com/go/publish/5271448; it’s from the blog post http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:232578 by Gilles Pinault. Thank you for putting it together Gilles.
I had the Lenovo Horizon v1 27″ PC since it came out.. It was the last PC to get the Windows 10 upgrade, unfortunately the experience wasn’t smooth. This post is about the progression of my upgrade process and some tips that might help you along the way. […]
Yesterday my DS1815+ sent an email alert telling me one of the volumes on my NAS entered into degraded state. Minutes later, I realized one of the 3TB drives registered 8 bad-block errors in the log, at which point DS decided to put it in Crashed state. I […]
For the past week or so, I have been experimenting with 2 Synology units, DS1812+ and DS1815+. I had about 5.5TB of shares and LUNs to move around. I have made some observations and wanted to share those with you. At first, I thought that SHR with 1 […]
On this post I’m going to share my experiences with attaching to an existing backup store on Azure, from a different Synology NAS. Simulated scenario is, I have backed up things to Azure, my NAS died completely (or stolen), I got a new one and restoring files from […]