The light blew in the fridge, and didn’t want to buy a new one, so I thought I would make one out of the stuff I have lying around.
Month: May 2020
PoE 100base hack
I have wanted to add another WiFi access point to my shed. I had a cheap Chinese one that had a 100Mb port so I could use a simple injector system with the unused pairs.
We replaced our old dishwasher with a new LG Direct Drive model, with the all important feature of child lock.
Now, when something has chid lock, you would imagine it would stop a child from pressing buttons and turning the dishwasher off mid cycle. Not the case.
Not entirely sure how but this is what happens when you ask your teenager to fill the bath for the kids.
Passive Gigabit PoE injector
I have stated working from home like a large portion of the population and I needed to put in another wireless access point on the other side of my house for better WiFi access to my new office work area and also has the benefit to extend the network out to the IoT switch on the grey water. I ran an Ethernet cable from the modem in the lounge to the eaves on the corner of the house, but didn’t want to run mains power to run the new access point.
Making a WordPress server
My Wife wanted a blogging site to try, so I had the choice of setting up my own server or signing up to an online provider.
I first looked at setting it myself, and after doing the sums, I calculated it was going to cost me roughly $10/month in electricity to run a computer to host it, all the time to maintain it, the learning curve to set it up and the pain of trying to work behind a public IP address that changes every couple of days.
This compared to $6/month for hosting with Bluehost, which specializes in hosting blogs with WordPress, so it was a no-brainer. I would host it myself.