SMS alerts to Free Mobile using Synology

Synology DSM can be configured to send notifications on various events. It can use Email, SMS and Push Service. I usually use email notifications to check for status. But here’s how I configured SMS notification for critical events using the French mobile operator “Free Mobile”.

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Running OpenBSD on Raspberry Pi 3

Step 1 was getting my hands on Raspbian. Step 2 was running OpenBSD on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I had quite a few try & fails but it booted, installed and ran properly in the end. Full story follows.

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Access Raspberry Pi 3 UART Console on MacOS

Raspberry Pi can be used with a prepared OS, booted up and just used. But when it comes to customising or doing something else than what was planned, you may need to use the console. And that requires a TTL adapter connected to the GPIO. The thing is, using MacOS is not as straightforward as I thought. So here are my notes.

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DSM on QNAP TS-453mini

Because I was unpleased with power management using QTS 4.3beta, I decided to see what Synology DSM would do on the QNAP TS-453mini. I installed DSM 5 using XPEnology. It’s not clear if that’s legal or not. But as it is just there to decide if I keep the QNAP or buy a real Syno… :)

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