Smart Home Series – The Smart Tub

Source: atwing.net/home%20automa… like thank ANTHONY NGUYEN @ 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 Assistant, you can do ANYTHING with your voice. Like Read more about Smart Home Series – The Smart Tub[…]

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

Source: 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, Camera angles, and dynamic content to Your Video Call Using OBS on Ubuntu 22.04[…]

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[…]

Wireless VR (Virtual Reality) on a Budget

UPDATE: The Quest 2 is now in stock for $299 on oculus.com 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 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[…]

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.[…]

How to Upgrade to the newest Mainline Kernel in Ubuntu 18.10 using Ukuu

Sometimes you need the newest mainline kernel to utilize some modern piece of hardware that was just added to the Linux kernel. There is a nice utility for doing that here:  github.com/teejee2008/uk… To install, simply run the below commands in a terminal: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get install ukuu Then in dash call “ukuu” Read more about How to Upgrade to the newest Mainline Kernel in Ubuntu 18.10 using Ukuu[…]

Four ways to receive a Stream from your Android phone as a Video/Audio Source in OBS on Ubuntu 22.04 using IP Webcam

Preparation Read my previous article to install obs: jphein.com/how-to-instal… I will be using the free Android app called IP webcam. www.google.com/url?sa=t&… 1. Start and configure IP webcam. Run the server. You can use either USB or Wi-Fi. My Wi-Fi is rather slow, so I’ll be using a USB cable to connect my Android phone to Read more about Four ways to receive a Stream from your Android phone as a Video/Audio Source in OBS on Ubuntu 22.04 using IP Webcam[…]