without syncing a copy to their own laptops.
I love ownCloud by the way, and it will run on a Synology (I tried it out), and
I use it on my own Debian server, but Cloud Station fits our use cases better.
Shawn Powers replies: I’m fairly certain Cloud Station has been there
for a while, but I have to admit I haven’t tried it. (That will change!) My
concerns with running things on the Synology directly are all horsepower-related. I love it for things like reverse proxying, web hosting and torrent
management. My Plex Media Server, however, I put on a separate box
because I fear the Synology wouldn’t be able to manage the transcoding.
I also share your frustration with the packages provided by Synology, but
thankfully, there are some community-maintained programs that can be
downloaded and installed.
The Geo stuff you’re doing sounds cool, by the way, and it sounds like
a perfect use case since the CPU demands aren’t too high. And thanks
again for the tip about Cloud Station; I’ll have to give it a try!
Curl Example in “Automated Slack Notifications”
In the “Automatic Slack Notifications” piece in the December 2016 issue’s
UpFront section, the curl command to send a message to Slack doesn’t
work (at least on my MacBook). It gives the following error:
curl: ( 3) [globbing] unmatched close brace/bracket in column 8
In fact, the data block should be enclosed in single quotes, not double quotes.
Shawn Powers replies: Double quotes and single quotes are often
the bane of my programming. Half the time I get errors like you
mention here, and the other half of the time I end up with output
that looks like, “Thank you $NAME, your contribution to $THING
was greatly appreciated!”