Setup the Nextcloud Snap Package with HTTPS and a separate data path

I have been using the Nextcloud snap package for a long time, but some recent system changes in my colocation facility mean that it is time for a big upgrade. Rather than migrate my existing Nextcloud instance, I have decided to build a new install …

Prevent Screensavers and Lock-screens with Powershell

There might be a number of reasons to want to prevent your windows screensavers and lock-screens from engaging and in some cases (no doubt yours if you have hit this article from a search engine) local policy on the machine preventing you from changing these …

Backup Nextcloud with RCLONE

I’ve made previous posts about backing cloud services with RCLONE – Backup Google Photos with Rclone – and this post will detail how to backup a self-hosted cloud service, Nextcloud. There are a lot of benefits to running your own private ‘cloud’ storage system, but …

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 …