we have doors

The doors are in and they look great! Garage door still to come.

Front door



laundry doorIMG_4503


We finally have stairs yay! Is good to be able to see upstairs as well. The void looks awesome from upstairs – cant wait to see the stairs finished off with the timber boards.









Cornices have now been completed and everything is drying out. Should see some sanding later this week and stairs to go in on Monday.

Internal lining progress payment paid :(

Disabling Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

I still run Windows 7 in some places, and I am sick of being asked to upgrade to Windows 10. I noticed Microsoft published a regkey that can be created to turn off the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification.

I’ve used this on a Windows 7 Home x64 machine and this worked to do just that.

You can find the details on how to perform this in the post here.


IMG_1386 IMG_5171The gyprock has started to go up today – yay. Finally starting to look like a house :)

Synology DSM 5.2 – How much has it changed

Been a long time since I ran a Synology NAS. So it’s been a little while since I seen DSM. Just purchased a Synology DS215j so that I could increase our storage capacity a little, since another 2TB RAID1 NAS is full pretty much.

Below is a screen capture of DSM 5.2 logon screen (I removed the Date/Time widget from the left corner – which is on by default);

Synology DSM 5.2 Logon Screen

Below is the initial Management Screen upon logon.

Synology DSM 5.2 Management

I should point out that I wasn’t able to have the Synology DS215j show up on network when it had 2 drives installed. It was never visible to the Synology Assistant application to install DSM for the first time. However, as I determined from my research at the Synology Forums. You can boot the unit with only the 1st drive installed and perform the installation and add the 2nd drive when done (and expand it to create protected storage pool).

I am waiting on the drive expansion process to complete, and will do further configuration. When that finally completes I will create shares and move some data onto the unit. Want to also enable NFS server too.

Synology DSM 5.2 - Storage Manager