Least Expensive, Quality, [email protected] or [email protected] “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, and Google Meets. It also works for Windows and Read more about Least Expensive, Quality, [email protected] or [email protected] “Webcam” You Can Buy Right Now at $40[…]

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 From: support.google.com/fi/an… Pixel 3 and up (North American versions) Read more about Google Fi Smartphones with FirstNet support & HDMI Out[…]

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. 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 this to work you need a router that can support Read more about How to set up a Secure Cloud Gateway using OpenWRT, Wireguard, Adguard, Tor & Ubuntu 20.04[…]

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

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 will provide me a DSL line running at the insanely slow speed of 768kbps. That’s around 90 Kilobytes per second download, and don’t Read more about Unlimited Data on the new AT&T LTE Band 14 Network for Rural Work at Home Broadband Internet[…]

Internet Options in Nevada County

Most people in Nevada County live outside the city centers. Combined with the varied terrain, and heavy forests. This makes finding a reliable and fast internet connection sometimes exceedingly difficult. Broadband internet is currently defined by the FCC as 20Mbps down and 3Mbps up with latency of less than 100ms. More recently it has been Read more about Internet Options in Nevada County[…]

How to Add Borders, Backgrounds, Effects, and dynamic content to Your Video Call Using OBS on Ubuntu 20.04

From: srcco.de/posts/using-obs… For the backgrounds to work you;ll need a solid color background. I ordered this green screen: 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.) From: cloud.google.com/blog/pr… Install OBS Install V4L2 Create dummy video Read more about How to Add Borders, Backgrounds, Effects, and dynamic content to Your Video Call Using OBS on Ubuntu 20.04[…]

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, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, etc.. www.wireguard.com/instal… From: www.henrychang.ca/how-to… Setup Read more about How to Secure Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) with Wireguard VPN[…]

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 default settings. Parsec is the only option that allows Read more about How to Stream Games in 720p from the Cloud on a 3Mbps DSL Line using Parsec[…]

How to set up your own VPN using WireGuard on Ubuntu 20.04

So 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 has performance issues. Read on. Allow udp port 51820 through Read more about How to set up your own VPN using WireGuard on Ubuntu 20.04[…]

Wireless VR (Virtual Reality) on a Budget

The Oculus Quest is not available in the US, and even if/when it becomes available again it’s still over $400. Plus it’s limited to the Oculus store games, unless you use a USB 3.0 10ft link cable. That is why I needed an alternative setup to run virtual reality programs such as: Skyrim VR Asgards Read more about Wireless VR (Virtual Reality) on a Budget[…]