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. Read on. WireGuard From: www.stavros.io/posts/how… Install Wireguard on both client and server Server conf Client conf Start wireguard on server and client Securing and 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[…]

How to hide sponsored items and ranged prices when searching eBay

I finally stumbled across someone who has solved an issue I’ve grappling with for a while. Bogus ranged prices listings, and sponsored products messing up my searches when I sort by lowest price first. They created a posted some bookmarklets here: berserkerplanet.altervis… Thank you so much! Saving bookmarklets to your browser:Drag and Drop chosen bookmarklet Read more about How to hide sponsored items and ranged prices when searching eBay[…]

Discounts and Free Resources for Nonprofits in Nevada County

The County of Nevada Nonprofit monthly office equipment giveaway. Google Gsuite for nonprofits Microsoft Office 365, and Azure for nonprofits Techsoup for Discounted software Asana, Trello, Slack, Splitwise, ourhome. You dont pay taxes on communication services if you are certain type of nonprofit. connectall.org/about-us Technology for nonprofits and people with low income. box.org www.box.com/industries/n… Free Read more about Discounts and Free Resources for Nonprofits in Nevada County[…]

How to Build a 12v Lithium Battery from old Laptop Cells. Then put inside a UPS to charge from home, or a Solar panel. In order to run your 120vAC, 12vDC, and 5vDC devices off-grid.

Building a 3S5P (3 in series, 5 in parallel) 12v Lithium battery pack from old 18650 laptop battery cells.  To put in an old UPS, and use as a solar charger and inverter to run 5v, 12v, 24v, and 120v devices.  Charging either with 120v AC, or a 15v-21v solar panel.   Ingredients: 15x 18650 cells Read more about How to Build a 12v Lithium Battery from old Laptop Cells. Then put inside a UPS to charge from home, or a Solar panel. In order to run your 120vAC, 12vDC, and 5vDC devices off-grid.[…]

How to Install & Run Windows Server (Desktop Experience) under KVM on Ubuntu. With High Performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. Then Configure for Remote Desktop Thin Clients with USB, Sound, and Microphone Forwarding.

I used Windows Server 2012r2 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic. Windows Server 2016 and Ubuntu 19.10 seems to work as well. Change BIOS to boot when power comes back up. Install Ubuntu Desktopltsp.github.io/docs/inst… Install LTSPltsp.github.io/docs/inst… Create interface bridge:netplan.io/examples#conf… Example bridge config. Install KVM Install Windows VM Download Windows Create QEMU/KVM Virtual Machine. Be sure to Disk Read more about How to Install & Run Windows Server (Desktop Experience) under KVM on Ubuntu. With High Performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. Then Configure for Remote Desktop Thin Clients with USB, Sound, and Microphone Forwarding.[…]