If you came here because of TLSPROXY

Then just relax, everything is fine, owner of this domain works on PGI API and because access to DNS configuration was readily available for this domain (because of the ownership), it was used to get Letsencrypt certificate for API testing purposes.

Running CRON Jobs That Require GUI

I am using FreeFileSync utility for mirroring contents of several HDDs, call it software RAID if you must 🙂 This software can be run in batch mode however unlike many Linux native utilities this one is not text mode by default and require more than just a terminal to run. By any means this fact […]

LAN Over Powerline

The idea is not new – I’ve been hearing about it for the last 10 years at least (check it out here). For about as long I am depending on WiFi to satisfy all my networking needs because apparently the electric wiring in my apartment was designed by an idiot with zero respect to high-speed […]

Undetectable Ad Blocking With DNS and More

Morals are intentionally left out of this post, my focus is on the technology that allows to achieve the stated goal (block all ads) in the most efficient way. Present issue with adblockers is that they are fairly easy to detect and many sites are doing that, detecting adblockers and redirecting viewers to some warning […]

How to Boot with UEFI from USB Stick

Nowadays BIOS boot is considered to be “legacy” way of booting and EFI is the emergent default mode. However people still confuse the two and lots of tools for creating bootable media ignore EFI and go with standard BIOS boot. So, what do you need to boot in (U)EFI mode? Obtain OS image/zip that is […]

DLNA Audio Player for iOS

KODI, how I wish you were available for iOS! Well, technically if you are ready to jailbreak your phone or suffer through other ways of getting a development build on your iDevice, then KODI *is* actually available for iOS: http://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Install_Kodi_for_iOS#Development_and_custom_builds However for the majority of people AppStore is where the apps are, so I started […]

Building Dependencies for fplog

Build Boost Windows First execute bootstrap.bat and then the following: b2 –build-type=complete –toolset=msvc architecture=x86 address-model=32 Linux g++-multilib: you need to install this package to do cross-compilation, building 32-bit executables on 64-bit machine. Execute bootstrap.sh and then the following: ./b2 -j8 –build-type=complete –layout=versioned –toolset=gcc architecture=x86 address-model=32 -j8 switch here means that 8 parallel compilation threads will […]

From Plex to Serviio via MiniDLNA

I’ve decided to make a switch – NUC (previously wrote about it here) is replaced by Raspberry Pi 3 B in Media Player role and NUC itself will serve File Server role from now on. In order to do that, I have made some reconfiguration and also installed Plex on my NUC (which has Ubuntu […]