About OneByte

My name is Alex and I'm the creator of OneByte. I created OneByte to serve as personal documentation of my work in technology. I found that many of the projects I worked on had valuable information. In hopes to preserve that information I decided to catalog and document my experiences here. OneByte is an evolving project and I hope it helps others as in the process. If it doesn't help you I hope you enjoy reading the nonsense. - yours truly


Check out the projects I'm working on, and have worked on. From design to server migrations.

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Smart Home

Automation and smart home

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Beginners Guide to Farming CHIA XCH on Ubuntu

Chia-The encrypted project of✅Bittorrent creator and ✅Steam game distribution protocol developer Bram Cohen! Received institutional investment from ✅A16Z✅DCM✅Danhua Capital // UPDATE // Please read this writeup from BackBlaze regarding the profitability of Chia. After mining on 8TB for ~2 months I never saw any wins. Pools are just now starting […]

AZ-900 Study Guide Material

I’m using this as my study guide, shared with the world. https://www.examtopics.com/exams/microsoft/az-900/https://www.examtopics.com/ https://www.udemy.com/course/az900-azure https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-900 AZ-900 Exam Reference Guide – Jaelae https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/12/how-to-learn-microsoft-azure-in-2021/ https://vladtalkstech.com/az-900-study-guide-microsoft-azure-fundamentals https://www.reddit.com/r/InternetIsBeautiful/comments/keiwu7/most_of_the_courses_on_coursera_created_by_the/ http://practicelabs.com   AZ-900 Course from AzureCertification Passed the AZ-900 by studying for a month from AzureCertification Free Azure Lab Simulations for Exam Preparation from AZURE  

How to purchase SafeMoon SafeMars cryptocurrency using PancakeSwap

This is a short guide on how to purchase SafeMoon cryptocurrency (SafeMoon CoinMarketCap). If you’re in USA, get some crypto. For this example, we’re going to start off with Coinbase and LTC.

Konnected Pro

DSC PC1550 Upgrade Konnected Pro – HASSIO

During my transition from OpenHab2 to HomeAssistant, I found myself looking at my aging DSC PC1550 wired alarm system. Goal: Replace my functioning, but offline DSC PC1550 alarm. I wanted push notifications and IFTTT automation based events/triggers. This needed to fold into my existing smarthome ecosystem (Alexa/HASSIO). Issue list (separate […]

Installing ssacli – view raid ESXI 6.5

Goal: To have the ability to monitor the RAID status without rebooting. The setup: HP Z400 workstation P410 HP Smart Array ICY 6-bay cage 6 SATA disks After some troubleshooting, I found that in order to view the raid configuration for the P410 on the HP z400 the utility i […]

Installing hpacucli on Proxmox

Goal: To have the ability to monitor the RAID status without rebooting. The setup: HP Z400 workstation P410 HP Smart Array ICY 6-bay cage 6 SATA disks I found that there was a supported utility for the Z400 machine, hpacucli[1]http://www.datadisk.co.uk/html_docs/redhat/hpacucli.htm. The  hpacucli is available for linux or as a vib[2]https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_0838c22ed1c345968031a22ba0. […]

Finding your node name Graylog 2.2.x

I found it odd I wasn’t able to locate standard node information from the Graylog dashboard under ‘System/Nodes’. After some research I found that you can locate your Graylog Node name (and additional information regarding your cluster) by navigating to the following page:

The incomplete path to a syslog

The path to a great syslog! My first full-fledged syslog deployment should be interesting, and an educational read for anyone who’s on a similar path. If you do not already know what a syslog is, I suggest you do some research. When you’re ready please come back.

Parallels RAS Remote Desktop Client – mass management

The ability to make mass changes to our kiosk mode workstations. We have hundreds of workstations with Parallels RAS installed on them in kiosk mode (their own shell). Parallels offers no direct method to mass update client settings or local applications. Applies for v14.x and 15.x.

How to setup Mesh – Ruckus Unleashed

I’m familiar with Ruckus equipment as I have them deployed in an enterprise environment with a controller. Fantastic products. Some executives needed solid wireless in their homes and I thought what better than an R500 ruckus WAP? A few months ago Ruckus released a consumer/SMB model, Ruckus Unleashed. My guess is this was designed for small companies starting off with no controller giving them the scaling option to add a controller at a later date as they grow.