Where’s the truth…

Where’s the truth…

By not being on social media sites, I have a choice in what I consume from a news perspective. I want sources that give me the data so I can form my own opinion, rather than get opinions that are framed as news. So this is what works for me… Use a web browser “incognito” mode so tracking cookies aren’t […]

Add HEIC support to nextcloud

Add HEIC support to nextcloud

From https://eplt.medium.com/5-minutes-to-install-imagemagick-with-heic-support-on-ubuntu-18-04-digitalocean-fe2d09dcef1 A restart of apache2 should finish the job. Check with the phpinfo() call…

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

I thought I understood the general concepts and algorithms that companies like google, Facebook, twitter, etc. use but I was astounded about how much it impacts us as a society. The documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, on Netflix, is filled with conversations with many of the original architects of these systems and how monetization though ad targeting is driving behavior modification […]

So long, Facebook, and Thanks for all the Fish …

So long, Facebook, and Thanks for all the Fish …

Good Morning!After not being active on Facebook for almost a year now I made the move to completely delete my account.  While it was surprisingly tough initially it was a great decision.  I realized all the ads and shaped content was not worth the family and friend connection I was actually seeking.  My account on Instagram will probably be deleted […]

Password-less ssh in 2 Glorious Steps…

Password-less ssh in 2 Glorious Steps…

Local System – Let’s call it alphaRemote System we don’t want to have to enter passwords for,Let’s call it foxtrot Prep: Harden your existing ssh keys since RSA 1024 sucks. This will create a new 4096 version – ed22519 is actually preferred so you can skip the rsa creation if preferred. me@alpha$ mv ~/.ssh/id_rsa ~/.ssh/id_rsa_legacy me@alpha$ mv ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ~/.ssh/id_rsa_legacy.pub me@alpha$ […]

HomeLab Build

HomeLab Build

Since I had a old windows laptop as a plex and file server for years I thought it would be good to try something new. After researching options I ddecided to try FreeNAS. Since it has ZFS and I’m an old Sun guy – why not. Well…. After a few weeks I decided to abandon FreeNAS and roll my own […]

Raspberry Pi backup using fsarchiver and other tricks

So I ran into a few issues using the dd image backup I referenced prior Raspberry Pi 3 SDCard backup The Image is very large even though the data was not.  For example on a 32GB SD card I was getting a 12GB file.  I only have 3GB of data! so that was a bummer. When it comes time to recover, […]

Living on a Raspberry Pi!

This feels a little weird! Playing with the overclocking and it really makes a difference!  The settings below look stable but make the proc very hot (over 85 degrees c.) From /boot/config.txt: # Overclock settings – disabled until heat sink is added. 170327 SeanK #arm_freq=1350 #core_freq=500 #over_voltage=4 #disable_splash=1 ##force_turbo=1 #boot_delay=1 #sdram_freq=500 Also created a script to put the governor in […]

Snipe heaven

Snipe heaven

Ah good times…  Below is from 2010! Here’s some new details on snipes… https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=49073 I have 4 VM’s running MS-DOS and Netware.  Game On! Instructions: Use a vnc viewer like TightVNC (realVNC didn’t work for me, only gave me a blank screen). Go to one of the following server wijgalt.homeip.net Connect to one of the ports, 5901 thought 5904 If […]

Netgear Stora NAS

Warning:  Nerd Content ahead! Since I work helping companies manage their enterprise storage environment, I tend to be very anal with storing my own data at home.  It needs to be resilient, redundant, and fast. Why?  I’m retarded. Most of the time this means I end up spending more than enough money with something I have to constantly manage and […]

High School 1957 vs 2009

From a recent email spam – that was sorta funny… Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack. 1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his new shotgun to show Jack. 2009 – School goes […]

Best way to tether your iPhone – PDAnet

Unlike most apps that will provide a proxy web service to your computer through your iPhone PDAnet will provide a complete network solution for tethering your computer.  Basically, you can use your iPhone as a computer wifi device, without restriction.  While proxy apps will work well for web applications, it doesn’t work for stuff like email, ftp, ssh, etc. PDAnet […]

Sony’s latest piece of…

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work This has been around for a while but it’s fun.  There’s language so make sure you blast this at work. Happy Friday.