Category Archives: linux

Note taking software, dethroning Evernote

Evernote is a simple piece of software, and if you’re not the type who takes advantage of their most complex features, you might be looking for something free, or more data-portable than Evernote. Ever since Evernote announced that they would … Continue reading

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Quick and easy OpenVPN using Docker Containers

I like OpenVPN, it is free, moderately secure, low overhead, and now with container technology, I total snap to setup in the cloud. Many DD-WRT and Open-WRT based routers support OpenVPN out of the box as well making it a … Continue reading

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Using GCE’s new free-tier micro VPS for fun and profit

Google’s Cloud Engine product, GCE allows developers a couple hundred dollars worth of credits, but more importantly, they’ve setup an “always free” tier VPS, the f1-micro (1 vCPU, 0.6 GB memory). Now, there’s not a whole lot you can do with … Continue reading

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Installing Golang (go) on the Raspberry Pi 3

Installing Go or Golang on your Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Continue reading

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More microcontrollers, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi A+

I have been working on electronics a bit more, I thought I would write up what I have been working on. Most recently I have been working with NodeMCU on the ESP8266. The goal is to have a “captive wlan” … Continue reading

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Intel’s Galileo Ardunio and Powershell

Intel’s Galileo is a pretty neat piece of kit. However it won’t always connect on the same COM port (typically COM3 or COM4). The only way the tutorials tell you to check this is via a menu deep inside the … Continue reading

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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND DD-WRT No WAN fix

Fixing the TL-WR1043ND wireless router so that it works with DD-WRT firmware. Continue reading

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Spinning down USB drives in linux

Some of the commercial solutions like the “Passport” and “MyBook” USB drives have spin down logic built in to avoid excessive wear and tear. I recently came across a steal on newegg for a bare bones Intel D2500 (atom) based nettop, and … Continue reading

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Shopping for a cheap VPS

It’s still a bit of a Wild West in terms of VPS providers. There is Amazon’s EC2, Rackspace…. and then there is everybody else. Amazon seems to have a “micro” tier for $2.30/mo…. but you have to pay 3 years … Continue reading

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