Category Archives: New Toys

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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CentOS on Brix

Kind of disappointed that I can not easily install CentOS 7 on my Brix computer, Looks like I will reach out to community and try and get it to work. BUT for what the primary purpose, running a VM, yeah … Continue reading

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Moving to Office 365

Got most of the group on to Office 365 Essentials. Kind of nice having One Drive integrated across everything. Trying to figure out what skype does too. Did more work on the Gigabyte Brix, actually got a VM to run … Continue reading

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Brix Small Computer

Found this deal on Frys weekly ad (in hindsight it was a meh deal) It is a Gigabyte Brix Celeron 4105 barebone PC. The computer and the SSD was a good deal at $125.oo but you have to add RAM … Continue reading

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Little Optiplex Won

I got NVidia NVENC encoding working, and an optiplex with a lower end Quadro video card beat an 4 core Xeon. Trick is you need to compile your own Here are the details Here are the results of different versions  … Continue reading

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