Check for Plex before rebooting

I previously wrote a rudimentary script and post where I wanted to reboot my htpc if I was unable to access the internet.  That has been working fine and rebooted the system more than a few times.  But I’ve learned that I don’t necessarily want to reboot if I’m using the system inside my network.  Like if Plex is actively serving content, don’t reboot. Keep reading →

The ringer

I found that this little snippet was backed up at some time or another.  I wrote it quite a while ago.  I called it a snippet because it is not really a story or a short story or much more than a musing (see what I did there, that’s some unintentional genius-type stuff).  I found three of these documents that I obviously thought were funny and that I enjoyed writing.  Maybe this is the place for them (and maybe not), but I’ll probably post two of them. Keep reading →

Check VPN connectivity

Ultimately I am trying to figure out why my Ubuntu server routinely craps out and is unable to reach the outside world. I find that if I restart the system, networking comes back up ok…at least for a while. This is an first crack at a rudimentary script to reboot it if unable to connect (or if the VPN isn’t working). Keep reading →