Maintain your DB backups

Hey all, As the couple of you have noticed that read this site every year or two i’ve lost a couple of years worth of posts that i am slowly trying to recover out of some fragments of SDI files which is about as painful as it sounds. Here is what i’ve learned so far: … Read More

Gentoo, ALSA, On-board sound card, and a USB DAC

Hey all So recently i bought an amp that could also be used as a dac. This article assumes you have ALSA, a working sound card, and another device (USB DAC, etc) Here is what i did to get it to work with and included script to make life easier. First, i had to ensure … Read More

Plex, media management, and all the other fanciness

Hey all, sorry for the lack of updates in a while but life took over. This article is a combination of a bunch of mini texts i had on my system and after seeing more and more streaming services popping up it was time to combine the all and publish it. At some point i … Read More

xscreensaver, mpv, and drone videos

Sup all. So for a while i’ve had a folder with drone videos that i wanted to use as screensavers. So after a little digging in some xscreensaver and mpv settings i came up with this : mpv \ –shuffle \ –really-quiet \ –no-audio \ –fs \ –no-stop-screensaver \ –wid=$XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW \ $HOME/ss_videos/* as you can … Read More

AWS MFA cli script

sup everyone. Been working and managing things so have not had too much time to do a post. Recently though i started having to do a bunch of tasks involving AWS from the CLI and would constantly get irritated at having to copy / paste all the things for the mfa to work so instead … Read More

ssh tunneling with .{bash,zsh}rc functions

So lately i have needed to setup some detailed entries into my ssh config file but i needed to ssh in and keep a term open for them to work. Instead, i added these functions that when your ssh config is properly setup will auto create these tunnels for you: start_tunnel: function start_tunnel() { if … Read More

ssh master just for the ports

Hey all decided to write about something that i use way more often than i care about and have shown others on how to do. sample from my ssh config: Host foo Hostname ADDRESS1 LocalForward 5432 ADDRESS2:5432 LocalForward 7777 ADDRESS3:8080 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/key.pem User poa now lets say i do not want to open an ssh … Read More

So my linux install is broken….. what to try first

Hey all. Have not written anything in a while and needed to write some stuff about chrooting back into a borked install. For this article, lets assume that you will be booting from a live distro of some sort and that you need to chroot in to test and fix. First, lets boot from the … Read More

pi-hole

Sup all just wanted to post a screenshot from my pi-hole setup. Just discovered this a couple of days ago while looking for a temporary setup to block ads network wide. Installed on an RPI 1 running raspbian Click image to enlarge Check out pi-hole for a cool tool for helping the eradication of ads.

Using android tablets as external monitors in linux

EDIT 2017-09-07 : created a script here that will do this autmogaically for you. Read on for full write up of how to do this. Sup all just as the name implies this article is a howto on using android tablets as external monitors. at the time of writing, here are my specs / what … Read More