Category Archives: Geek

“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.” –Carl Sagan

Install Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi in 5 Min [Step-By-Step]

Quick and easy guide to install the Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Pi. Get it up and running in 5 minutes. – Updated April 2019 –

Source: Install Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi in 5 Min [Step-By-Step]

UniPi?
Ramping things up for the great migration from Verizon FiOS.… Read the rest

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Use Cloudflare as Dynamic DNS with Raspberry Pi

This guy is like my spirit animal.

Make Raspberry Pi automatically update a domain after your IP changes. Gain access to your home server from anywhere with Cloudflare as Dynamic DNS.

Source: Use Cloudflare as Dynamic DNS with Raspberry Pi – Let’s WP

I set this up in just a few minutes.… Read the rest

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Pi-Hole Stuff

I noticed that there were plenty of ads showing on my phone this morning, so I immediately started thinking that either the Pi-Hole Pi had an issue, or Pi-Hole itself was acting up.

While reading the news, I saw that Pi-Hole is moving away from ad-block style filtering to straight up domain blocking.… Read the rest

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How to Upgrade Raspbian Stretch to Raspbian Buster

It’s a relatively simple process.

Source: How to Upgrade Raspbian Stretch to Raspbian Buster

I think this, basically, a re-skin of the official HOWTO from the Raspberry Pi page, but this is what I just used on my main Pi.… Read the rest

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Raspberry Pi VPN Router w/ PIA – Novaspirit

This is something I’ve been using for awhile now, thought i would show you the entire process, This is a tutorial for setting up a raspberry pi vpn router.

Source: Raspberry Pi VPN Router w/ PIA – Novaspirit

Set this up late last night.… Read the rest

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Let’s Encrypt, again, Part 2

This site gave me a good starting point. I ran the commands in my WLS Debian instance and then uploaded the keys via cPanel copy & paste, per this site starting at Step 9.

I am a little concerned about this, as matthannan.net is, basically, what everything runs off of, not www.matthannan.net.… Read the rest

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Let’s Encrypt, again

This has become buried at nycnyne.net, so I wanted to get this added here. Three more months and I am playing with Let’s Encrypt at Namecheap again. I can get nycnyne.net working again with this one-liner and a copy/paste the key to the cPanel.… Read the rest

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Raspberry Pi: SD Card to SSD Drive, part 2

Oh, brother, has this been a mess. I’ve certainly relearned a great deal about Linux partitions and boot sectors and a bunch of other stuff that I used to know cold, but this process has beaten me.

This morning, after about a week of doing battle with this process, and several others, I’ve thrown in the towel and I am rebuilding from scratch.… Read the rest

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How to use Windows 10’s built-in OpenSSH to automatically SSH into a remote Linux machine

Source: How to use Windows 10’s built-in OpenSSH to automatically SSH into a remote Linux machine

Amazing how quickly things have changed! This is from January 2019, and it is already dated. Windows 10 now has ssh-copy-id. I am looking for a tutorial on just how to use that now, but the method used here does work.… Read the rest

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From the Real World to the Web

Part of my quest for world domination, er, getting my Raspberry Pi to tell me about things in my basement without my having to actually go down there is just about complete.

I bought a temperature and humidity sensor from Adafruit and finally got around to wiring it up and getting the Python code written to read it.… Read the rest

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