April 24, 2016


How to form a nonprofit in California

The most common type of charitable nonprofit organization is a 501(c)(3) organization, also known as a public charity. These organizations are exempt from federal income tax and are eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. The most common type of 501(c)(3) organizations are those that focus on providing

Free Resources for Nonprofits

Nevada CountyLocal Resources The County of Nevada Nonprofit monthly office equipment giveaway. They computer equipment as well as office supplies and furniture. Last Friday of the month at the stoplight warehouse. Briar patch has several programs for nonprofits: https://briarpatch.coop/giving-back/ Connect with United Way NC https://uwnc.org/become-a-uwnc-partner Local

How to secure your custom website, and domain email services for free using Cloudflare

You want a custom domain for your website and email, but you don’t want to pay someone to manage your email security? Preparation: Sign up for a free Gmail.com account Sign up for Cloudflare.com Steps: Register your domain with Cloudflare Add your website to Cloudflare Configure

Internet Options in Nevada County

Image from: https://www.broadbandmap.ca.gov/ National Broadband Map The new Broadband Map website maintained by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an online tool that allows users to search and compare broadband internet availability and speeds at their specific address. The website provides a wealth of information related

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

A Non-exhaustive List Federal Level: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (previously known as Food Stamps) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Medicaid Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) National School

How to Tell Which Virus You Have If You’re Experiencing Common Cold Symptoms

Common cold symptoms can be caused by a variety of viruses, including rhinovirus, coronavirus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). While these viruses share many of the same symptoms, such as runny nose, cough, and sore throat, it can be difficult to determine which

The status of short (3 character) .org domain names in 2023. What’s available? (Updated!)

Domain names A domain name can contain all 26 letters, 10 numbers, and a hyphen (-). You cannot start or end a domain name with a hyphen. Domain names are not case sensitive, so you can use upper and lower case letters interchangeably. A domain name

Download ChromeOS Flex for Linux

How to download and install the latest ChromeOS Flex installer using Ubuntu 22.04 Linux terminal. Plus, flash it to a USB drive. UPDATE: Google has released a direct download link: https://dl.google.com/chromeos-flex/images/latest.bin.zip This can just as easily be done using a web browser, and the Ventoy gui.

How to test your network throughput between two devices using iperf3 on Ubuntu 22.04

If you’re looking for an accurate measure of your networking speeds, iperf3 is a great tool to use. UDP tests are more accurate than other types of tests because they don’t rely on the state of the network connection. This means that you’ll get a more

How to customize your google chat when streaming live from OBS

There are many reasons why you might want to modify the appearance of your Google Stream chat in OBS. Perhaps you want to make it more aesthetically pleasing, or more functional. Chatv2.septapus.com provides a wide range of options for customizing your chat, including the ability to

100% Free way to host your website, email and custom domain with Google, Cloudflare, etc… on Ubuntu 22.04 using docker.

You have a wordpress website with a custom domain name, but don’t want to pay for DNS,Email,SSL,hosting, etc… It’s only $8/year to register a custom domain name with cloudlfare. Everything else is free! As long as you don’t exceed more than 1GB of egress a month.

How to Create short urls using your own domain name URL Shortener Free

A URL shortener service is a web service that provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs. The benefit of using your own domain name for the service is that you can brand the service with your own domain name, which can make it appear more

How to change cellular networks with Safelinkwireless.com for $1

Safelinkwireless is a reseller of all three major networks. It is owned by Movil (Owned by Verizon), and supported by their Net10 brand. It provides free smart phones and service to people with low income through the Lifeline, and ACP programs. To sign up view my

Microsoft tires of waiting on FCC, creates its own broadband mapping tool


Use a tablet or phone as a wireless extra monitor in Ubuntu 22.04

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/use-ipad-as-second-monitor-ubuntu-22-04/amp NOTE: You have to use Wayland, not Xorg. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.remote-desktop.rdp screen-share-mode extend Next, open the Settings app, navigate to the Sharing panel, and turn on Sharing, and turn on (once it appears) the ‘Remote Desktop’ option. You will want to set up a username and password too, to allow

Wireguard GUI client in Ubuntu <= 21.10 using network manager plugin

NOTE: this is broken in Ubuntu 22.04. See bug: https://github.com/max-moser/network-manager-wireguard/issues/62 . Ubuntu 22.04 has wireguard built into the normal Network Manager GUI. # instal dependencies sudo apt install wireguard git dh-autoreconf libglib2.0-dev intltool build-essential libgtk-3-dev libnma-dev libsecret-1-dev network-manager-dev resolvconf # clone repo and build git clone

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Free phones with unlimited service for California Residents – Lifeline & ACP (Affordable Connectivity Program)

ATTENTION: I AM NO LONGER HELPING INDIVIDUALS SIGN UP FOR LIFELINE. For questions call the Lifeline Administration here: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/consumer-support/financial-assistance-savings-and-discounts/lifeline/california-lifeline-contactsor, go to the lifeline website here: https://www.californialifeline.com/en Lifeline ProviderCellular Network(s)WebsiteSafelink WirelessVerizonhttps://www.safelinkwireless.com/StandUp WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.standupwireless.com/TruConnectT-Mobilehttps://truconnect.com/Life WirelessAT&T, T-Mobilehttps://www.lifewireless.com/TerraCom WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.terracomwireless.com/enTouch WirelessVerizonhttps://www.entouchwireless.com/TAG MobileVerizon, T-Mobilehttps://www.tagmobile.com/Q Link WirelessT-Mobilehttps://qlinkwireless.com/Access WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.accesswireless.com/SafetyNet WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.safetynetwireless.com/Feelsafe WirelessAT&Thttps://www.feelsafewireless.com/Tempo TelecomT-Mobilehttps://www.mytempo.com/Assist WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.assistwireless.com/Assurance WirelessT-Mobilehttps://www.assurancewireless.com/American Assistance?Verizon,

NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country

Most Americans don’t have Broadband. Map displaying Census tracts where median Internet speeds show fixed broadband below 25/3 Mbps, according to Ookla data. https://www.ntia.gov/press-release/2021/ntia-creates-first-interactive-map-help-public-see-digital-divide-across-country

Free smart phone w/ unlimited talk/text and unlimited 4G data for people with low income

Normally you would get Unlimited Talk/Text, and 4GB of data, but during the pandemic you get unlimited data.Apply here: https://www.safelinkwireless.com/ safelinkwireless.com by tracfone There are many companies that provide lifeline cellular to people with low income, but in my opinion Safelink gives you the best plan.

Unlimited Data on the new AT&T LTE Band 14 Network for Rural Work at Home Broadband Internet

NOTE: LTE Band 14 no longer offers any increased throughput in my area. =[ Broadband: 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up, and less than 100ms latency. Neither fiber nor cable is available where I live. All the fixed wireless providers in Nevada County don’t serve my property. AT&T

How to set up your own VPN using WireGuard on Ubuntu 21.10

So, you want to forward all your traffic through a cloud server, including your DNS? This is a great way to protect your traffic when using insecure WiFi. WireGuard performs very well. This also has the side benefit of bypassing AT&T Wireless’s transparent HTTP proxy, which

Least Expensive, Quality, 720p@60fps or 1080p@30fps “Webcam” You Can Buy Right Now at $40

GoPro Hero 3 White + HDMI to Micro HDMI (D) Cable + HDMI to USB 2.0 Capture Card Right now there is a serious shortage of inexpensive quality Webcams. So, we have to get a bit creative. This setup works great in Linux for OBS, Duo,

How to Download and Edit a Video from Youtube on Ubuntu 20.04

From: https://vitux.com/how-to-download-youtube-videos-to-ubuntu/ Open Terminal from dash: sudo apt install dl-youtube dl-youtube YOUTUBE-URL #Copy and paste from your browser sudo snap install shotcut –classic shotcut & Shotcut Manual:http://write.flossmanuals.net/introduction-to-video-editing-with-shotcut/about-this-guide/ dl-youtube supports many other sites. Visit list here:https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html

How to root, install recovery, and LineageOS for the Kindle Fire HD 7″ (tate) 2013

Root Windows: Install kindle drivers, Root using windows bat file. Use option “3”. Recovery Terminal From: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/bootloader-2nd-bootloader-for-custom-roms-on-kfirehd-7-06-24-cm12-1-twrp-2-8-7-0.2128848/ adb push stack /sdcard/ adb shell su -c “dd if=/sdcard/stack of=/dev/block/platform/omap/omap_hsmmc.1/by-name/system bs=6519488 seek=1” adb shell su -c “mount -o remount,rw ext4 /system” adb shell su -c “mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak”

How to be a little more private Online

Let me prefix this article by saying that I am very open about myself online. However, I’d like to start getting better about protecting my privacy. Here is some info I’ve gathered to help. Why do you want to be private? (Threat Model)Create list of all

How to connect two low bandwidth internet connections together for higher bandwidth, and/or failover redundency on Ubuntu 20.04

Bonding with aggregation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation Broadband bonding is a type of channel bonding that refers to aggregation of multiple channels at OSI layers at level four or above. Channels bonded can be wired links such as a T-1 or DSL line. Additionally, it is possible to bond multiple cellular links for an aggregated wireless bonded

Google Fi Smartphones with FirstNet support & HDMI Out

The Winner is LG V35 ThinQ !  It is the only device that both fully supports Google Fi, and Firstnet, and also supports HDMI out. (Requires USB-C to HDMI adapter.) The Pixel 4 supports both networks, but does not have HDMI out. Designed for Fi models

How to set up a Secure Cloud Gateway using OpenWRT, Wireguard, Adguard, Tor & Ubuntu 20.04

Inspired by this portable secure gateway, I set up my own secure cloud gateway. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glinet/brume-w-pocket-sized-wireless-gateway-for-edge-computing Using these three services, Wireguard VPN, Adguard Home, and Tor Anonymizing Proxy. Although TOR doesn’t recommend using TOR in conjunction with VPN’s or proxies, I like this setup the best. For

Smart Home Series – The Smart Tub

Source: https://atwing.net/home%20automation/shell-commands-assistant/I’d like thank ANTHONY NGUYEN @ https://atwing.net for the above article. It really widened my perspective with what could be done with voice commands and smart devices. =] That is where I was introduced to IFTTT, MQTT, and Home Assistant. By connecting them to Google

How to add Borders, Backgrounds, Effects, Camera angles, and dynamic content to Your Video Call Using OBS on Ubuntu 22.04

Source: https://srcco.de/posts/using-obs-studio-with-v4l2-for-google-hangouts-meet.html For the backgrounds to work you;ll need a solid color background. I ordered this green screen: https://amzn.to/2ZhoAkK. I use Google meets, but this should work with any video conferencing software. (Google meets should be rolling out virtual backgrounds, and blurring in the coming months.)

How to Secure Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) with Wireguard VPN

There have been more and more RDP brute force hacks and subsequent ransomeware attacks. However, since the pandemic it’s important to have remote access to your windows infrastructure. Luckily securing RDP with WireGuard is pretty easy. Plus there is a WireGuard app for most platforms. Windows,

How to Stream Games in 720p from the Cloud on a 3Mbps DSL Line using Parsec

There are three main hosted services I’ve tried. Geforce Now, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Xbox Live. The two self hosted options I’ve tried are Parsec, and Steam Remote Play. They all work to some degree amazingly enough, although not really playable on my slow connection with

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