FIX – Setting up LDAP Server/Client on Synology NAS for SMB

    If you’ve been trying to setup two Synology NAS devices one being a LDAP Server and another the LDAP Client and you cannot connect with your LDAP account to network shares via SMB, here is your fix.

    ON SYNOLOGY LDAP SERVER – Control Panel -> File Services -> Windows File Service/SMB -> Disable “Enable SMB2 and Large MTU”

    ON SYNOLOGY LDAP CLIENT – Control Panel -> Directory Service > Enable Windows CIFS support

    The only way I could get LDAP between two Synology NAS’s to work with SMB was making sure BOTH of the above are set, not just one or the other.

    Apps Missing From Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 and the upcoming 8.1 update really fix a lot of usability issues previous versions of the phone had, but there’s still an area a new OS can’t fix – 3rd party apps.

    Within the last few months I have been able to find good official apps for many apps I use on Android, but here’s a list of the ones I’m still waiting for an official app of. If these apps could be made for Windows Phone, there’s no reason I couldn’t switch full-time to my Windows Phone.

    • Amazon Music
    • Goodreads
    • Sonos
    • Starbucks
    • MediaMonkey (or any decent media player that handles genres, metadata, and syncing with ease)
    • Tasker / Llama (any automation app – which probably will never happen with the current limited access to the WP system)
    • Vudu Movies (for when Flixster isn’t working)
    • Any good boardgamegeek.com app.
    • An equivalent to aCar for Windows Phone. This app is amazing for keeping tabs of car maintenance.

    Two fun Google Maps Travel Games – Get lost and find your location

    Have you ever wanted to travel to random places on a map?
    Do you virtual travel using street view on Google or Bing maps?

    There’s a site called GeoGuessr that will drop you in a random location on earth, and your goal is to put a pin on a map where you think you started out. It’s fascinating to see the different locations and towns out there. It’s also a good reminder that there is a TON of unpopulated areas still left on earth.

    A second site is called MapCrunch and it will also drop you in a random map location, but without the “guess on a map” feature. I mention it because you can narrow down specific countries you’d like to randomly end up in, as well as other options that GeoGuessr doesn’t have.

    Check them both out!  If anyone knows any additional fun games like these, please post them in the comments.