Convert an ESXi VM to UNRAID KVM with qume-img convert

Here’s a quick guide on how to convert ESXi VMs to and UNRAID KVM virtual machine – it’s a simple process but a minefield to navigate on searches and forums. I currently have a windows 10 VM running on an ESXi server (vmdk) which I …

Backup Google Photos with Rclone

Google photos auto backup is a nice way to make sure that all your photos on your mobile phone are backed up. It takes the pain out of backups by allowing you to automatically upload your photos and videos to Google servers. For those who …

Kali Linux 2020.1 – No more root by default

Rejoice! Kali Linux 2020.1 is here! The first release of 2020 has arrived and this post will contain some updates and my initial thoughts on the fresh release. Kali Linux 2020.1 features and changes Non-Root by default Kali single installer image Kali NetHunter Rootless Improvements …

Secure DDNS – Namecheap SSL With DDClient

A quote short post on how to secure your DDNS updates with Namecheap, SSL and DDClient. For those of us who use dynamic DNS to work around roaming IP addresses, it is important to make sure that you are updating your DNS records securely with …

How to make a VirtualBox VM the same resolution as host

Yet another simple problem/resolution. If you are looking to make your VirtualBox VM’s resolution match that of your host making full-screen mode, truly full screen, look no further, here is the answer. Once again we are looking at an issue caused by a default setting. …

UNRAID license Calculator

I ran a quick Google search for ‘UNRAID license Calculator’ and to my amazement, nobody had created such and tool including LimeTech and if they had, Google was forthcoming in providing the result. So here we are, an UNRAID license calculator that you and I …

5 of the best automotive channels on YouTube in 2020

Sometimes the YouTube algorithm just doesn’t want to share some of the best channels and content available on the platform. So, unfortunately, the gratuitous list post is required to spread the word of some of the most exceptional automotive channels on YouTube circa 2020. In …

How to enable subnet overlapping on a Fortigate

A short and sweet problem/resolution. If you are looking to enable subnet overlapping on a Fortigate so that you can give multiple interfaces an IP in the same subnet, this is the post for you. NOTE: This feature can only be enabled in the Fortigate’s …

Python 2.7 end-of-life – The time to upgrade is upon us

1st January 2020 marked the official end of python 2.7 development, including feature support and security fixes. Python 2.7 was over 9 years old in development years, making it the longest supported version to date. The code freeze is no in place, with the final …

Kasa home automation with IFTTT and python webooks

They say that the long tail page titles are best for SEO, well this one certainly should be up there with the best of them. In this post, I am going to explain how easy it is to control Kasa a HS100 / HS110 with …