Plex where are you?

Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, fresh install 48 hours old. I have tried Plex from the official site. Downloading and installing via dpkg. Installs fine, doesn’t load.

I have tried the old PPA, installs fine, goes through the motions. Won’t start.

I have followed like three different tutorials on Plex installs, which is a dead simple process.

I have purged and removed all Plex files. I have tried multiple time. No love.

I don’t know what any of that bullshit means. Oh wait I do. Plex won’t start.

Oh and did I mention the forums are not working. They won’t let me login to post for help. Even tried to create a new user. Fuck my life.

Update: I rebooted a few times and ran the official install process, what the fuck it works. Not sure why I had to reboot for it to finally work.

It’s always fucking something

Isn’t it? Always. Life cannot just fucking go on. So after the server tear down the other day I needed to install something to replace ClearOS, I decided that it was to be Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu ain’t bad (I like it) and I am comfortable with it, it usually works no problems, and has tons of support. Cool. Used it many times before. So mundane install complete, nothing fancy here unless you like dealing with partitions – which I fucking don’t. There’s always that feeling that you are about to wipe everything you own accidentally.

So new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed, no issues (fuck you Clear). Great now what, time to reinstall all the other shit I guess. SSH for my life to work, Transmission for torrenting, Apache2 for web schtuff (you’re reading it) and I think thats it. Oh Plex, Plex Media Server (PMS a fitting fucking name so far). Which is great. Fucking love it. It’s Netflix for your own collection. Currently up to 357 titles! Woot. I always had issues with Plex on ClearOS (no shit). It would never update. Ever. Well all that mess is done with right? HA! Fooled you! So Plex loaded up just fucking fine last night. Great. Even finished grinding through the catalogue again, new images and such. I even watched a fucking movie last night. So this morning, when I wake up and the kids want to watch a cartoon. Plex right? HAHAHA! Why the fuck would you think it would be working for you?

Apache2 down. SSH can’t tunnel in. Plex laughing in my face and won’t load. I am about 30 seconds from literally burning down this god damn computer. I have seriously fucking had it ad am starting to think there are maybe hardware issues that are fucking with me. There has to be a reason shit is constantly burning in my life. I am so close to tossing all my shit on a paid server and being fucking DONE. Need to walk away. Walk away. For like 6 months. FUCK. I would knee cap a motherfucker for a stable working server right now, just point out the poor bastard.

And then the fucking fax line goes out… are you fucking serious right now?

Goodbye Clear

I’ve fucking had it. Between my Comcast internet constantly dropping this week and all the bullshit ClearOS continues to throw at me I’m fucking done. Went to bed with no intarwebs, woke up with no intarwebz, spent all day yesterday without it… and for no “clear” fucking reason (see what I did there?). I gathered all the wireless AP’s, cleaned em up and redistributed them around the house in a more orderly fashion. Replaced an old failing Linksys, and ripped ClearOS to the fucking curb! Sadly it is still running, but at as a standalone server now, gotta keep the domains up right. I imagine in the next few days I will probably dump Debian on it and finally be fucking free. I did have to go back to a commercial router solution (using a Buffalo WHR-300-HP), which I am still not happy about but fuck it at this point. Next machine I get will become a dedicated UFW box. No, it will not ClearOS. Fuck that shit with a stick.


Righteous, get out of the hospital and come home to a DDoS. Thats now fixed, everything should be good again. But why isn’t OpenVPN or SSH or FTP working. Fuck you ClearOS. Fuck you.

Site Unreachable

Apparently the IP for my domain had changed, and I was not notified as usual. After I found out I thought I had changed my DNS entries, missed Oops. Should be back up now, well no shit – if you’re reading this.