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Backup from Synology NAS to Asus Router (updated)

2/02/2021 12:39:00 PM 0
This is a short recap of what's needed to set up a regular backup of a Synology shared folder onto an USB drive plugged on an Asus router (running with Asuswrt Merlin).

The information needed for this specific operation is generally scattered in different places, so I regrouped everything while it's still fresh from my recent actions.

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Printing ABS with FLSUN Q5

11/24/2020 11:59:00 AM 0

 After a few months owning the FLSUN Q5 printer, I only recently obtained acceptable results with ABS.

ABS is notoriously more difficult to manage than PLA and my first attempts with left overs filaments from an old 3D pen have all been disappointing, no matter the print bed and nozzle temperatures or even the speed.

I eventually gave up until I ordered, by mistake, a big 1kg reel of ABS instead of PLA! 

I had no choice but try to make the best out of it...

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10 Home Automation Ideas For An Easy Life

8/06/2020 12:11:00 PM

Home automation was designed to make the user’s life easier by automating the tasks they hate most. Here are some home automation ideas to get the juice flowing:

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Wanscam K21 is finally fully compatible with Synology Surveillance Station

8/03/2020 10:52:00 AM 0

...or maybe I should say that Synology Surveillance Station is finally fully compatible with the Wanscam K21.

In my initial review, I noted that the K21 would be detected by Onvif Device ManagerIP Camera Viewer,  OnviferAnycam.IO and HappyTime, but not by Synology Surveillance Station. 

In the latest version 8.2.8-6334 of Surveillance Station, Synology included a fix (that was developped in December last year!) which allows to capture the full functionalities of the Wanscam K21 as an ONVIF device.

This change is likely to benefit other Onvif cameras that failed to work sith SS8 before. 
The Wanscam K21 can be found below 30€ at Bangood

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A simple mod for FLSUN Q5

7/21/2020 05:26:00 PM 0

If you ever print an object tall enough with the FLSUN Q5, you may see the tube/cable pair getting caught by one of the screws holding the right rod.

As a precaution, I designed this replacement for the "rod cup" with an extension that will cover the screw in question.
There's no need for more than one as the cable always tends to bend and get trapped on the same side.

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3 ways to resolve the joycon drift... by order of longevity

6/30/2020 03:54:00 PM 0
The infamous Joycon drift is one of the biggest design flaws of the Nintendo Switch (along with the top right of the LCD screen detaching due to the heat generated by the processor)

With no sign that Nintendo ever fixed this problem with a better design, buying a new Joycon for 50$ seem a waste of money.

Fortunately, there are quick an cheap ways to resolve this.
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If your fingerprint mouse no longer works after a Windows 10 update

6/10/2020 01:43:00 PM 0

If your fingerprint mouse stopped authenticating you after a recent Windows update, there's a quick solution to this.

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