The Bourne-Again Shell

I made a simple, cheap NVR with BASH and FFMPEG

Introduction I started studying IP cameras and surveillance as a survival skill a few years ago. My family has some nice homes that we want to protect. The houses are far apart from each other. I also wanted to see the different environments and climates so that I could get that feeling of being there. […]

zigbee smart home

My Five Home Automation Improvements By Value

I began looking into home automation about a year and a half ago. I was going to do some upgrades to my apartment. Naturally, it seemed like a good time to make it a little smarter. Here are the things I installed then which I still use today. 1. Smart Lighting With Zigbee Fine control […]

raspberry pi and ubuntu

How To Boot Ubuntu Server on the Raspberry Pi

Introduction In the previous post we kicked off this series as a DIY home data center project. This second post deals with installing an Operating System on the two Raspberry Pi. If we take a look at our shopping list from Part 1, we see two USB hard disk drives listed. I will attach each […]