I’ll demonstrate here how I generally build a Plex VM and mount storage with FreeNAS.
I’ll fill in this section later.
In order for everything to behave, you’re going to want to create a user on FreeNAS. This user can be used if you need to mount a dataset through SMB or NFS to other computers. If you have already created a user then you can skip to the next heading.
NOTE: This is only creating a single user called ‘plex’. You can get more complex with the setup if you need multiple users to access the share by using groups but that is beyond More >
Lately at work we’ve been converting almost everything to use Kerberos authentication. This allows machines that are logged into our Active Directory domain to automatically login to various web resources. This seems to work fine on Mac OS with Safari with zero config. Firefox takes a config change but Google Chrome has been a huge problem child. Luckily this has been fixed in recent versions of Chrome to allow us to set the settings via “defaults write”. There was a shoddy hack being described some time ago that you could load up Workgroup Manager and set the Chrome policy there, but the More >
Fiance: "I hope you don’t mind. I moved the bed" Me: "you did?" (The bed was not moved at all.) Fiance: "yea. I used that thing where there is 4 instead of 3. And you tie it at the top." Me: "It’s kind of cold in here" Fiance: "Lay down and you’ll get warm, then you will be cold" Me: "Is that how it works?" Fiance: *asleep again*
Girlfriend: *wakes up, speaking absolute gibberish, then plays around with her night guard* Me: "What are you doing?" Girlfriend: "I’m trying to figure out these ants" Me: "What’s wrong with the ants?" Girlfriend: "You just worry about your stuff over there"
Wife: *mumbles franticly* "I don’t want to, don’t make me disappear!" Me: "Why would I make you disappear?" Wife: "I don’t know but no more. I don’t like it. Don’t make me disappear!" Me: "Ok, I won’t make you disappear."
Wife: *wigs out* Me: "Are you ok?" Wife: "I don’t know why you won’t just go trick or treating with me" Me: "Wait, what?" Wife: "This is why we can’t just talk about it because you won’t go" Me: "What are you talking about?" Wife: "We were supposed to go trick or treating but you are laughing at me and won’t go"
Girlfriend: “you’ll just have to wait and see. And I’m fully awake and in between the state where I know what’s going on and where I make blankets for invisible mary”
Fiance: *sits straight up in bed* "huh? Wait, how do I get out of here?" Me: "The door." Fiance: "That door that says no no?" Me: "No, that’s the bathroom door." Fiance: "But you said I could get out there." Me: "No, you have to use the other door." Fiance: "Oh. I’m so confused. I can’t get out of here."
Fiance: "I don’t have it" Me: "Don’t have what?" Fiance: "The, Oregon trail. I need it." Me: "ok?" Fiance: *asleep*
Fiance: "You can move the *mumble*" Me: "Move the what?" Fiance: "You can move the shelf if you want to" Me: "Why would I move the shelf?" Fiance: *disgruntled grumble* Me: "Don’t growl at me, I was just going to move the shelf" Fiance: *silence*
Girlfriend: "That will be it. Sticky paws." Me: "What?!" Girlfriend: "That will be your detective name. Sticky paws."
Fiance: "I, I don’t like that. *points* The king is back there." Me: "Why?" Fiance: "Because I’m going to sell him" Me: "Why are you going to sell him?" Fiance: "I don’t know. It’s genuinely like, what, what happened." Fiance: *giggles* "But it’s not my problem."