Worst week ever

This is perhaps a little bit of an exaggeration – nobody died and everything ends up okay I think, after some good work. Things still left to do – IP and customize Rose-ESXI Connect Rose Switch to UNMS Put rack back into the closet Overdue cable management Send back modem to AT&T So here’s what I think happened – at […]

Yearish in review

It’s been about a year since I bought this domain, so that’s fun. As all hobbies this has ebbs and flows. The last year saw the introduction and removal of a helpdesk – turns out Digilan doesn’t need a helpdesk, and that is just a place for Russian bots to post and that’s not helping anyone. The OneNote Documentation project […]

VPN Settings for iOS

To connect your iOS device to the DigiLAN VPN go into settings –> General –> VPN –>  Add VPN Configuration.  Your Account username will be your username used for all Digilan services, and so will your password.  The secret is in LastPass, if you do not have access to this please ask someone who would.

DNS and Pi Hole

It’s always DNS.  DNS is one of those things that is a corner stone of the internet, but most people are completely unfamiliar with.  When the internet was created way back in the olden times, people would connect to computers over the internet directly using the IP address.  For example, in the dawn of the internet if you wanted to […]


I’ve been using Microsoft One Note for network documentation.  Each subnet has it’s own page in One Note and then each device on the network has information about what’s going on with that particular device/service. Documentation is one of those things that is not fun at all to write but it makes things soo much easier when things break.  The […]

Final Cut Pro on Network

I was able to get a Final Cut Pro library to save to the network!  That’s great!  Unfortunately the response time is terrible and makes editing a chore. I went through and moved about 4000 time lapse pictures off of the network, that will help a lot in terms of the sheer quantity of the media that the library needs […]

Network IP Standards

Standards are great because there’s so many to choose from! For the Digilan network, because this is really such a loose collection of homes and most of the homes do not need the added complexity of the Class A network we’re using the old fashioned Class C  Because my favorite number is 7, and I didn’t know what I […]

All tucked in

  The reorganized rack is all tucked in.  This rack serves the home with some important services, and with this most recent organization I think there are some good things going on here.  At the top of the rack is a patch panel that has 24 ports going all over the house, though to be honest most of them are in […]

Computer Racking

I have an older Lenovo computer that I have turned into a ESXi host for a domain controller, but the trouble was I didn’t have any room in the rack under the stairs.  or so I thought.     This Before photo does suggest there is some room left for the ‘new server’ but I had to do some re-arranging. […]

Starting Fresh

An misbehaving docker container brought the Digilan empire to a standstill.  Well, not really.  But this is a way to start fresh.  After I had already burned the whole thing to the ground I realized my error – I had set docker to have the same network as the synology.  Turns out you can’t have two things on the same […]