eXistenZ | Stefan

A new backup solution

Last summer, Code42 announced that they will stop with their backup solution CrashPlan for Home. I have been a user of CrashPlan for Home+ ever since I built a NAS that stores irreplaceable stuff like photos, but sadly this announcement means I have to move on now. This blogpost is a little exploration in the… more

Remote Kodi video playback (Part 3 – SSHFS)

Still here? Still waiting? I would have given up. Oh well, here goes: In part 1 and part 2 I talked about the various existing options for connecting a remote Kodi device to my NAS so I would have access to my media remotely. It also became clear after a bit of testing and tweaking,… more

Remote Kodi video playback (Part 2 – OpenSSH)

In part 1 I explained that I wanted to see my media on a remote RaspBerry Pi 2 running OpenELEC and that it turned out to be quite more of a hassle than foreseen. I talked about swapping out OpenVPN for OpenSSH, but since talking alone doesn’t get you very far, I built a demo… more

Remote Kodi video playback (Part 1 – OpenVPN)

Recently, the situation arose where I wanted to make it possible that the media on my NAS could be watched not only by Kodi instances on my local network, but on external Kodi instances as well. The system I intend on watching my videos on is a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B running OpenELEC 6.0… more

OCZ SSD life expectancy

A few years ago, when SSD technology was just starting to peek its head around the corner, I was the first employee at the company I work for who had an SSD in his laptop. In fact, I paid for it myself, turns out I am some kind of IT / hardware enthusiast. Who would… more

Skyrim modding 101

The Definitive 2015 Guide Foreword Some general information about modding Prerequisites Installing the toolset Mod Organiser LOOT TES5Edit Modding our Skyrim install SKSE Cleaning the master files Official High Resolution Texture Pack Installing mods everyone should have Taking it from here Visuals visuals visuals! Adding an ENB FAQ / Do’s and dont’s Conclusion Foreword OK,… more

Secure remote PHP debugging over the internet

This blog post is a copy of the original post hosted by Enrise here: https://enrise.com/2014/11/secure-remote-php-debugging-internet/ Most of us heard about debugging code and why it’s an easy way of finding out where the problem lies in a (sometimes complex) piece of code. In this article we will be looking at the problems that might occur… more

Replaying GTA San Andreas in 2014

Sometimes I suddenly think about a game I played and enjoyed a few years back, and wonder if I should let it rest or should replay that game. The thing with most old games is that even though I really enjoyed playing that game before, it will most likely feel very outdated and not as… more

Hello world!

Hello world! Another day, another site. This time I chose WordPress, since custom coding stuff up is way to time consuming. The thing I did custom code however, was the visual theme. After looking through starter themes like Underscores and Bones I quickly realised that creating a theme from scratch would be as quick as… more