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: www.cpuc.ca.gov/consumer… go to the lifeline website here: www.californialifeline.c… Lifeline Providers in California Tim from Safelink Mon-Fri ~10am-2pm at the Burger King in Linda by Walmart. Cassandra from Assurance wireless is at the Interfaith food bank in Grass Read more about Free phones with unlimited service for California Residents – Lifeline & ACP (Affordable Connectivity Program)[…]

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: www.safelinkwireless.comsafelinkwireless.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. Tracfone like many cellular companies resell AT&T, Verizon, and Read more about Free smart phone w/ unlimited talk/text and unlimited 4G data for people with low income[…]

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: forum.xda-developers.com… Fastboot cable, Motorola Factory development cable OS and GApps Enter recovery by holding left volume button past the blue fire logo to restore to stock Copy Lineage and gapps to kindle; Install Lineage and Gapps Tags: FREE, How Read more about How to root, install recovery, and LineageOS for the Kindle Fire HD 7″ (tate) 2013[…]

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 use Cloudflare for Dynamic DNS on Ubuntu 22.04

From: jacobjangles.com/free-dd…Good too: github.com/mcblum/ddclie… Prepare Create the subdomain in Cloudflare, and set to DNS only. Unless you are hosting a website at that subdomain. Grab your Global API found under “My profile –> API tokens” On the server install ddclient. Grab the latest version (No longer needed in 22.04) Configuration sudo nano -w /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf To Read more about How to use Cloudflare for Dynamic DNS on Ubuntu 22.04[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

Editing the PXE Boot Menu using Ubuntu 18.04 LTSP

I had the idea to present the user with a PXE menu to install Ubuntu. After researching the idea, I decided to forgo this option, and utilize instead a zenity menu that could also be accessed by epoptes: github.com/jphein/boxen/… However if you are interested in the PXE boot menu, and netbooting into a Ubuntu install Read more about Editing the PXE Boot Menu using Ubuntu 18.04 LTSP[…]

Linux Terminal Service Project (LTSP) Supports MANY Desktops

Ubuntu and LTSP can provide a platform for providing desktops environments in many different ways. LTSP already comes with these client scripts: kiosk – Firefox running locally on thin client. ldm – Linux desktop running remotely on local server. menu – Interactive Menu shell – Drop to root bash shell running locally on thin client. Read more about Linux Terminal Service Project (LTSP) Supports MANY Desktops[…]