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Cloud Based Plex/Torrent Server Setup Guide

Introduction

 

If you’re reading this article you’re probably already familiar with what Plex is and that’s why you’re here, but for those of you that aren’t aware of what Plex is it’s a piece of cross platform media server software that in my opinion is unrivaled currently. If you’re interested in what the UI looks like here’s a screenshot!

 

Plex_Web_Interface

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Razer Chroma on Ubuntu 14.04 (Or any other distro)

The Razer Blackwidow Chroma is undoubtedly a really cool piece of computer kit. However after picking one up I noticed one major fault, a lack of Linux support and a lack of any instructions on how to get it working with Linux. From what I know about keyboards I made some assumptions 1. there would be some sort of on-board storage that stores the firmware for the LED’s because they were already working in a pulsing pattern on my Linux desktop, 2. If you modified that that on-board storage on another operating system changes would persist if you moved it back to Linux. Both ¬†of these things turned out to be true so below is a quick how to on configuring your Razer Chroma on a Linux workstation.

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Skinner Boxes, Gaming Compulsion and Biohacking

The year is 2015 and our global culture is currently immersed in widespread love for gaming. The gaming industry is bigger then ever and it’s growing quickly and spreading into all facets of life. Gaming is now considered a form of art and an emerging media format however that being said I think that there is something that we’re all forgetting to notice, gaming is a timesink. Now that being said obviously most people have enough self control to avoid gaming for ridiculously long time periods (think 8 – 12 hours+) but that being said I also notice many of my peers and myself falling into “gaming compulsion” (Not addiction). Now at it’s face value that might seem a little bit ridiculous however I urge you to read on and to come to better understand what gaming compulsion is as well as why it occurs and how to use it to our advantage!

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How to Enable Xbox One to Windows 10 Streaming

As many of you probably just updated to Windows 10 you’re probably confused on how to stream games/content from your Xbox One to your PC. To enable this setting you simply need to go to the Windows Store and click on check for updates. For more indepth instructions read more after the break.

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Script Execution on RTorrent Completion

I’ve been digging around the Internet looking for advice on setting up an automated torrenting system. It was a requirement for me to have rsync sync from my remote server to my local media server on torrent completion in rtorrent. I finally managed to troubleshoot my configuration and get it working so I figured I would compile some tips for those of you trying to set up something similar. Here’s how I went about getting RSync (or any other script) to execute on RTorrent completion.

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