How to: Setup Private Internet Access OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS (DSM 5.0)

I have been using Private Internet Access for many years with my Synology NAS which worked beautifully until recently when out of the blue it just stopped working and starting complaining about a certificate error. It would appear PIA have changed something and the new OpenVPN Configuration Files don't work with DSM 5.0. Synology stopped … Continue reading How to: Setup Private Internet Access OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS (DSM 5.0)

How to: Control Lighting with Philips Hue and Kodi

The home movie theater experience is nothing without automated lighting. This post explains how to automate the lights in your TV room using a script for Kodi. The script integrates Kodi with your Philips Hue smart bulbs, so that you never have to manually adjust the lights again when watching a film. 1. Download the … Continue reading How to: Control Lighting with Philips Hue and Kodi

How to: Control Lighting with Philips Hue and Plex

The home movie theater experience is nothing without automated lighting. This post explains how to automate the lights in your TV room using a script for Plex. The script integrates Plex with your Philips Hue smart bulbs, so that you never have to manually adjust the lights again when watching a film. The lights can … Continue reading How to: Control Lighting with Philips Hue and Plex

How to: Play Retro Video Games on Kodi (Nintendo, Sega, Atari and More)

This is a post from tvaddons.co, which i wanted to share with my readers since i have spent the last two days reliving my childhood, playing some awesome retro games and soaking up the nostalgia, having a thoroughly wonderful time (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mortal Kombat, Mario). I intend to create some future content on … Continue reading How to: Play Retro Video Games on Kodi (Nintendo, Sega, Atari and More)

How to: Connect a Bluetooth headset to Yamaha MusicCast system

How can I stream music from a MusicCast device to my Bluetooth headphones or speakers? Having recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2.0's to keep the neighbours happy i thought it worthwhile documenting my experience trying to pair them with my Yamaha RN402D stereo amp. This should of been easy, but i tell you it … Continue reading How to: Connect a Bluetooth headset to Yamaha MusicCast system

How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to upgrade your ESXi 5.x hypervisor to version 6.0. In my case i was running ESXi 5.1 on a HP Proliant N54l microserver. We will be using SSH and the command line to perform the update. It's a very simple process but you need to ensure … Continue reading How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to install the HDHomeRun DVR record engine on a Synology NAS. NAS Requirements: * x86 or ARM based CPU * 256MB RAM minimum * Must be running Linux * SSH access Step 1. Purchase a compatible HDHomeRun digital tuner. For terrestrial broadcast you need either a Connect/2 … Continue reading How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your OpenElec (Kodi) Media Centre PC using the 'VPN for OpenElec' and 'OpenVPN' addons. If you don't know how to add a new repository and install new addon's please refer to this post for guidance before attempting the steps below. … Continue reading How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec

How to: Be more productive at work with these keyboard shortcuts

In no particular order here is a list of useful windows shortcuts to speed up everyday tasks.   Windows Shortcuts: Ctrl+shift+escape = Opens windows task manager Ctrl+L = Locks your workstation Win+M = Minimises all open windows Win+D = Displays the desktop, restores the active window Win+P = Projects your screen to another display Win+R … Continue reading How to: Be more productive at work with these keyboard shortcuts