Category Archives: New Toys

New Note 9

Finally did it, purchased a new Note 9. Transferring data from my old phone to my new phone as I post. But not sure if all the security keys will transfer. On another note, son went to another bike club … Continue reading

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New Hitch For Van

Purchased a new hitch for our van. It opens up some good possibilities, the big one is for biking. Cost about $350 but it did include labor and the bike rack which is not shown in this picture.

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Good Friday 2019

Another Lent season coming to an end. It is 10:19 and I am counting the minutes before I can eat again. On another note, got family using last pass. We’ll see how it goes. Looks pretty secure. A lot of … Continue reading

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Two Factor Auth and QR Codes

Talk about going down a rabbit hole. Finally got to factor authentication going though ssh. As with trying new things, this had several challenges. One thing that I missed was that the method I found online requires an ssh key … Continue reading

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X2GO Performance

Wow, I am super impressed by X2ORG, I was able to create an instance on AWS and install MATE desktop and google. And I was able to run youtube relatively clean on it. With audio. And all through SSH.

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New Desktop Sharing

Trying to RDP in and get desktop sharing working. In the past I used vnc, it is insecure, well kind of secure if you use SSH, but then I discovered x2go. Seems like it should work. Weight: 284.8

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HP Slimline 260-A010

Yesterday I mentioned I got a new HP Small Desktop Its actually an HP Slimline, I am going to use it for testing UEFI booting and testing. Price was really cheap at $69 plus tax and it feels like a … Continue reading

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Better PC For Testing

Got a cheap new PC for testing. Cheaper than two Raspberry Pi’s. Also low power. Kind of cool, got Windows 10 installed on it. Will do a more in depth post on it with pics, but it is a HP … Continue reading

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Roads Getting Better

Just our street sucks, less than 100 yards to good road. Still too much for one person to shovel. At least both cars can get out without chains. Daughter and I were shoveling snow late at night though, nice large … Continue reading

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Cool Password Check Tool

I wanted to check my passwords to see if they were compromised but really didn’t feel safe having a third party check them. https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords Luckily they provide a large 10Gb file with hashed SHA1 passwords. I can simply run echo … Continue reading

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