This follows on from my last post, and is basically a distillation of this excellent post on Super User. These steps will work with Starhub Fibre ipv6 or any other provider who does IPv6 PD I found I *didn’t* need to set up a few things the way he did and there were a few … Read moreSetting up Ipv6-pd with dnsmasq on a linux router
I’ve made a few choices that fit around my own preferences (firewalld) and problems I faced (bridgeutils and the classic network interfaces over bridging) This is as much a cookbook as a guide Picking hardware is easy. I got a system that was overkill – but basically there’s a ton of decent options. You’d want … Read moreSetting up a basic Linux router with Ubuntu 18.04 and firewalld.
While it “works” – there’s various minor issues, and iterations of my bias lighting setup. More brightness is always nice, and I’d like to combine the ability to power it off my PC, with a few additional features. I’d like to turn it off. I went with a cheap, commodity remote controlled relay – a MTDZ007. … Read moreAnd another iteration of bias lighting.
I’ll entirely admit this is *partially* inspired by this MSE post. And a certain desire to move off purely “This is a neat thing that I did” that this blog has been (even if I need to do an updated ttrss install guide). And well, I’m not a marketing guy. I’m also not your typical … Read moreThe internet kinda sucks.
Writing init scripts is a pain in the rear. Upstart was better but badly documented. And for all the fruit thrown at it, systemd isn’t that bad when it comes to the end user experience. I’ve been using supervisord to run the update daemon for ttrss. I’ve upgraded from 14.10 to 16.10, and supervisord broke. … Read moreAnd… systemd for dummies. Its not that terrible
System level backups are pretty much something everyone *needs* to do. While windows has had a bit of a mixed history on this (The current system imaging tool on windows 10 is from windows 7), there’s excellent third party tools to do this. I’m not really going to go into massive detail on these since … Read moreHow I back up Part 2: The tools
Writing this up cause someone was asking me about it, and its one of those things that I’m actually pretty proud of. Its however a slightly complicated setup, involving many pieces of hardware and software working together. I’ll be starting with what I expect out of my backup setup, and an overview of how its … Read moreHow I do backups – Part One: The Theory
Until recently, I had a boring, run of the mill 1600×900 display. It worked well enough, it was a decent gaming monitor, and well, I didn’t really see anything that made me go wow. I figured I’d go for one of the korean displays Jeff Atwood seemed so fond of eventually and maybe an inexpensive … Read morethe 4K revolution is coming, and it will be televised (eventually)
While I’ve been happy with my previous hosting (I was using a 256mb VPS on buyvm with offloaded sql), I’ve also been running a few other services for my own use on a VM a friend let me use on his dedi. I was holding out for something reasonably cheap (I’m paying about 16 euros, … Read moreNew Server Smell!
This blog was offline for a few weeks I had my account suspended, my blog down, and a entirely warrented, and slightly annoyed email from my VPS host threatening to shut down my service if this happened again…. cause I was too lazy to set key based authentication. I always figured a reasonably strong, alphanumeric … Read moreI got hacked last month… so this is where I fess up to where I messed up.