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[…]

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

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[…]

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 Install Ubuntu 18.04 18.10 to an USB 3.1 M.2 16GB Drive Using KVM

Requirements 16GB M.2 SSD Drive. Like this one: amzn.to/2DKwv1B I used a M.2 to USB 3.1 1st gen (USB 3.0) adapter. Like this one: amzn.to/2qUHUDj Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 ISO image. Download here: www.ubuntu.com/download/… Follow these steps. From: www.coolgeeks101.com/how… For a KVM example of a bootable USB drive, we will use Virtual Machine Manager to create a new virtual Read more about How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 18.10 to an USB 3.1 M.2 16GB Drive Using KVM[…]

How To Install Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish on a Nextbook Flexx 11

This was on the Windows version. The Nextbook NXW116QC264 Flexx 11.6″ 2-in-1 Tablet 2GB Ram 64GB Storage Windows 8.1.  Not sure if it works with the Android version. Manual: NXW116QC264-User-Manual Requirements: You will need an Ubuntu computer to perform these steps An USB flash drive >= 4GB capacity OTB USB micro adapter Download Ubuntu the desktop Read more about How To Install Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish on a Nextbook Flexx 11[…]

How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®

Running Windows allows you to easily access proprietary closed source vertical market software. Using  an Azure Nvidia Tesla virtual machine lets you run graphic intensive programs in the cloud. For instance 2D and 3D CAD Drafting, Video, and 3D educational tools. Even 3D games! O_O Coupled with BoXenLinux, and a decent Internet connection you can dramatically reduce Read more about How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®[…]

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How to Install Linux (OpenWrt) on the Netgear WNDR4300SW (Surewest) to Use as a Hotspot (XfinityWiFi) Repeater

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Netgear WNDR4300SW from a thrift store for $5. With 128MB of flash, and 128MB of RAM it’s pretty decent. More info here: openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/n… Having an Atheros AR9344, AR9580 2.4GHz:b/g/n 5.0GHz:a/n WiFi chipset makes it a perfect candidate for Linux. The USB 2.0 port makes it possible to Read more about How to Install Linux (OpenWrt) on the Netgear WNDR4300SW (Surewest) to Use as a Hotspot (XfinityWiFi) Repeater[…]