OpenBSD 6.7 on PC Engines APU4D4

I just got myself a PC Engines APU4D4. I miss an OpenBSD box providing home services. It’s quite simple to install and run OpenBSD on this machine. And you can even update the BIOS from OpenBSD.

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Disabling Universal Search on DSM

I’ve been monitoring DSM Universal Search for quite a long time now. And what I noticed that it often fails. Therefor, searching CIFS from the macOS Finder often ends not using the preprocessed data ; hear it’s damn slow. So I decided to just turn it off. But when using Drive, it’s not that simple using DSM. You have to use the console.

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From 1Password on iCloud to Bitwarden on OpenBSD

I’ve been using 1Password as a password manager for quite so time. The database was on my iCloud account so I could only use it with MacOS and iOS. But it was Free. Now that¬†AgileBits Inc switched to subscription-based, I can’t really upgrade my apps… Time to look for something else. Strongbox + KeePass seemed nice. But I found issues when accessing the same DB from mobile and laptop. Another option is Bitwarden. It’s Open Source, available on many platforms and clients… and it can be hosted on OpenBSD using Rubywarden.

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Monitoring the Linky electricity meter

Linky is a “smart electricity meter” from the French power grid operator Enedis. One nice thing about this device is that it automatically reports your electricty consumption. By polling the operator’s portal, one can fetch back its own data. And if the data are then stored in InfluxDB, one can keep a pretty look on its power consumption.

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