Build Your Own Cloud Fast, Thanks to Ansible and Automation
Last year I wrote an article about installing custom linux distro on Raspberry Pi 2. Since then I configured it as my personal cloud, with email daemon, dropbox alternative, webmail, backup system and some other tools. However it appeared, that configuration like that is a real SDCard killer (tons of small files), and in a past year I had to replace it twice, each time redoing the whole configure & install again.
Turn your Raspberry Pi to powerful HTPC with OSMC
I am big fan of TV series. There were times (mostly in college), when I watched them almost continuously. Recently I got tired of laptop screen, and moved to something bigger. I also had a spare Raspberry PI, so naturally the conslusion came - why not connect them together, and create a genuine Mediacenter.
Installing custom Linux on Raspberry Pi 2
Few days ago, I gave myself a present, which (at the very beginning) I was planning to power up with OSMC and use it as HTPC. However, in a meantime I had to switch my apartment, and put my worn ATOM server offline for couple of hours - necessity I didn’t like very much. This, and the fact that my server got very noisy (I suspected power supply fan) convinced me to start looking for something new. And then I thought - “Hey! I’ve got this awesome, little fella - I can attach Ethernet to it (or WiFi Dongle and LTE Hotspot from my phone) to it and never worry about noise or being offline again!”. And I did, however installing custom Debian distribution, wasn’t as trivial task as I expected…