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How to Run a Masked Service on a Raspberry Pi

In configuring my Network UPS Tools, to shutdown my web server, I ran into a weird message: Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit ups-monitor.service is masked.) Active:…

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How to Configure an Orderly Shutdown on a Raspberry Pi

Once you have NUT-tools configured on your Raspberry to monitor your UPS, the next step is configuring the slaves. The slaves are your servers and…

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How to Install Nagios on a Raspberry Pi

Nagios is a network monitoring system. It’s very useful for monitoring different types of equipment on your network, especially if different people need to be…

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How to Run Mycroft on a Raspberry PI

What is Mycroft? Mycroft is an open source voice assistant. Think Alexa without all the closed-source mystery. I like Mycroft because: 1) it’s open-source and…

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How to Run openHABian on a Raspberry Pi

What is openHAB? openHAB is a platform for controlling your house, or at least the electronics within it! They describe it as the open Home Automation Bus (openHAB, pronounced…

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How to Install Grafana on a Raspberry Pi

What is Grafana? Grafana is the software that is used to graph and make pretty pictures out of all the data collected by Prometheus. It’s…

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Installing Prometheus Agents via Saltstack

So now you’ve got your Prometheus server up-and-running and you want to monitor everything on the network. Understandable. You’ve installed a couple of agents on…

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How to Run Prometheus on a Raspberry Pi

Prometheus is a network monitoring software to make sure the servers and services that you set up continue to run on your network. Monitoring can…

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Cheapest Webcam Web Server

Here’s a cool project. Set up a webcam for under $50! Attach a raspberry pi camera to a raspberry pi zero. Do a little bit…

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UPS NUT notes:

How to Monitor TWO UPSes with nut on a Raspberry Pi So, how do you differentiate between two of the same model UPSs on the…

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