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Don’t buy VimTag

Sometimes people make mistakes. Sometimes they make very expensive mistakes. I made a mistake last year, when I was busy trying to secure my home. Apparently, some guys broke into a girl’s apartment nearby and stole a lot of money. So I bought a VimTag camera. But hey, at least it wasn’t a Porche, right? […]

Exporting an Outlook.com Calender to an ICS file

How do you export an Outlook calendar to a .ics file for use with other calendar services? Outlook.com doesn’t make it easy, but the correct link for this as of July 2018 is this: https://outlook.live.com/owa/?path=/options/calendarpublishing Click on Options > Calendar > Shared Calendars > Calendar Publishing, select the right calendar, and then Create a link […]

PiVPN, Static/Dynamic Server Names, and CloudFlare DNS – Part 4

As I build more and more Pi-based systems, I find the need to add management scripts for accessing SSH, OpenVPN, and all kinds of other tools. This leads me to version 4 of the CloudFlare Dynamic DNS AutoIP updater script. It’s now hosted on GitHub. Pulling off of GitHub: Cloudflare-Subdomain-AutoIP-Updater Create a private Dynamic DNS […]

PiVPN, Static/Dynamic Server Names, and CloudFlare DNS – Part 1

The last few days, I’ve been working on a vpn server for my home network. It’s so that my family all over the world can see the pictures of my son, which are hosted on a local server. However, I don’t want to expose those pictures to the world, hence the need for a vpn. While […]

PiVPN, Static/Dynamic Server Names, and CloudFlare DNS – Part 2

I talked about how to use PiVPN to set up an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi at home previously, here and here. The next step for me was to use CloudFlare as a DNS server, instead of signing up for yet another internet service and having another login here or there to worry about. […]

PiVPN, Static/Dynamic Server Names, and CloudFlare DNS – Part 3

Before, I had written about a CloudFlare auto-ip-updating script, but it required a lot of user input and a lot of user effort. Luckily, or not, I  crashed my OMV server, and I think an error ate up my PiVPN sd card. So I had to start all over! This time, I updated the CloudFlare […]

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