Get a list of all disks and show the serial numbers


idle3 wrapper

Another wrapper (like mdstat), that’ll look through my Western Digital disks and fix any disk not having the head parking timeout set to a configured value.



Well, I needed a way to watch the mdstat progress (because a disk just failed …).


XBMC thumbnail generation

Well, I have a few movies and series that ain’t represented in TMDB/TVDB. So here’s a little script, that will parse over any video files, check if a thumb file is already present, and if not generate one using ffmpegthumbnailer



Linux NAS optimizations

Well, I recently had to flatten my archive NAS (well only the OS part … *wheeeh*). Since I didn’t have the chance to backup the old settings I had to do everything from scratch … And this time I decided, I wasn’t doing a script but rather the proper way.

I spent a while reading through the Internetz about the various settings until I stumbled upon a Frauenhofer Wiki entry. From there I ended up writing those udev-rules and the sysctl configs…


For now, I’m rather pleased with the results …

And here’s the dd output: