A minor update for the North American celebration of Halloween. The European version of this holiday is much more serious but not without its charm: on the 1st of November (all saints’ day), people visit their passed ones’ graves and leave flowers and light candles. Graveyards look the most amazing on that night and there’s nothing spooky about it. It makes you wonder about past events and people and the shortness of life. I think it’s a beautiful celebration of the past.
I have nothing against kids in costumes either, I’m a huge Amazing Spider-Man fan myself. (The original comics.) Here’s what’s been updated:
- Minor Plex update: v0.9.12.13
- Recompiled transmission with OpenSSL 0.9.8ze
- Deployed through the Buffalo auto-update channel (will be available for separate download by the end of the day)
This version will show up on your admin screen when you log in to the web interface. (For the 732 users who downloaded Andimaginary before. The rest of you will need to download it from the project page.) The recompiled transmission is “more” compatible with the Buffalo 1.71 firmware, but there were still issues reported. If transmission worked for you in the Andimaginary (previous) version of the firmware, this will work too. If it didn’t work, look below for a workaround.
What if transmission doesn’t work for me?
If transmission quits unexpectedly, there’s one workaround for now. I’ve recompiled the v1.69 firmware from Buffalo with the additions (Plex, transmission, etc) and I’m releasing it here under the name “Mapuo”. Mapuo helped me troubleshoot the issue the most.
So, Mapuo version differences compared to Halloween:
- Buffalo Linkstation firmware v1.69 instead of v1.71
- no other differences
Please note that v1.69 has security issues so make sure you only install this firmware if you are using your Buffalo Linkstation in a secure environment, like an internal network with firewall. Do not open up your web interface or your SSH to the Internet.Download v1.69-Mapuo for Windows Download v1.69-Mapuo for Mac
The Halloween release is on the project page as usual.
I’m going to be travelling for a while and I’m looking for a job in Toronto, Canada. If anyone needs a versatile IT guy (ASP.Net, scripting in PowerShell and BASH, Windows Engineering, Linux engineering), leave a note and I’ll contact you. (I’m still a bit shy about my identity.)
On a different note I’m planning to reach out to BuffaloTech to give them a bit of feedback on their product. I hope they take it to heart, it would be great to see a Media Center NAS in the future. I want to come clean with the licensing of their firmware too, although my current experience tells me that we’re not breaking any laws by creating this custom firmware, I’d like a nod from them so we are all on the same page.