A flexible Raspberry Pi based monitoring/dashboard system For years, I have been using various self-hosted services on my home network. Most of these services are small programs/tools that run on cheap single-board computers like a Raspberry Pi. Examples are e.g.:
a fine dust sensor based on an ESP8266 (see) an ADS-B receiver that provides flight data to ADS-B-Exchange a Pi that monitors my Internet using Prometeus and Grafana (source) a Grafana dashboard for my Synology NAS (Dashboard source) many other things (Roon endpoints, humidity sensors, etc.
Configure Mikrotik CAPsMAN with Chateau and Audience Mikrotiks CAPSMAN (Controlled Access Point system Manager) allows you to centralize your wireless network management to a single device. The advantage of this solution is that such a central “System Manager” (CAPsMAN) handles the configuration of the APs. This manager is responsible for providing wireless connectivity. As such, it takes care of client authentication, encryption, SSID and so on. Thus, the actual access points do not need to be configured individually.
Some days ago my dad upgraded his Laptop from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. After doing so the package gnome-control-center went missing. Because this is GNOME’s main interface to configure various aspects of the desktop, the computer was basically unusable. The settings could not be opened through the search function or the system tray menu. In fact you could not access the settings anywhere. Because I spent quite some time fixing the problem without a reinstallation, I decided to share my solution.
I recently played around with MarineTraffic and got interested in the tech behind it. Along with Vesseltracker, MarineTraffic is one of the leading and best-known providers of ship data based on AIS. It uses the Automatic Identification System (AIS) as a radio system for the exchange of navigation and other ship data.
AIS AIS refers to a radio system that improves the safety and guidance of vessel traffic by exchanging navigational and other vessel data.