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Install PIP on Synology NAS

Python3 can be installed via the Synology DSM Installation Center, but pip is not installed. Here is a short how to on how to install pip. [Read More]
Tags: python, synology, howto

Embed Mermaid in Jekyll without plugin

Mermaid is a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via javascript. I would like to show you how you can enable rendering of mermaid diagrams without plugin in your Jekyll blog/site which is useful for Github pages. [Read More]
Tags: Jekyll, Mermaid, Github, howto

From Evernote to Joplin

For the past year, I’ve been using Joplin for my note management. Previously, I had used Evernote for years, but wanted to get away from it, because all notes stored in the cloud. [Read More]
Tags: Evernote, Joplin, Cloud, Workflow

Making an APC Back UPS CS500 smart

I still have an APC Back-UPS CS500 which protects my Synology, Rasperry PI and co. Since it’s not network-capable and only has “Simple Signalling”, I want to do this with an ESP8266 smart. [Read More]
Tags: ESP8266, IoT, APC, UPS, MQTT, Tasmota