Mounting USB sticks autmatically in FreeBSD

Getting USB devices to automount in FreeBSD is harder and more complex that it needs to be. All the parts are there but what makes it hard is that it’s changed over the years so you can get yourself in a right pickle. Here is what I did to …


Connecting to a m0n0wall box over serial

I dug up my old m0n0wall box today and wanted to see what was on it. It’s an old WRAP embedded system from PC Engines. It doesn’t have any video out. I didn’t want to connect it to my network as it’s likely to have the …


FreeBSD 11 on the Acer Aspire One ZG5

For no reason other than boredom I bought an Acer Aspire One ZG5 notebook for £30 on ebay. I wanted to install FreeBSD on it and with and little google-fu I checked that it was indeed compatible with FreeBSD 11. Auction ended, off I go installing the best OS in …


Graphing Electricity Usage with Current Cost and Munin

Many years ago I bought a Current Cost meter. Infact it was so long ago now that they have called my version The Classic. I wanted to see how much electrical energy all my servers, home computers and gadgets were using.

The Current Cost package contains two main parts, a …


FreeBSD Centralised Logging

NOTE: This is an old article I wrote in January 2007, it’s still relevant today. It was originally posted on luckydonkey.com which I am in the process of retiring.

I wanted to log everything from my servers and router to a singer server to make it easier to …


Subversion and Apple Filemerge Integrtaion

NOTE: This is an old article I wrote in January 2007, it’s still relevant today. It was originally posted on luckydonkey.com which I am in the process of retiring.

If you want visual diff’s while developing on OSX using subversion then this page has a good description …


FreeBSD: Slurm… the IPTraf alike for FreeBSD

NOTE: This is an old article I wrote in December 2006, it’s still relevant today. It was originally posted on luckydonkey.com which I am in the process of retiring.

For many moons I have wanted an application like IPTraf for FreeBSD. Well through lack of trying and a …