Category Archives: howto

26 jun

DoorBot Smart Doorbell and Video Camera

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** Update: Be sure to check out iDoorcam Wifi Door Bell that is a compeitor product with a smaller form factor Just last week, I published an extensive preview of the major new smart locks that are about to hit … Continue reading

23 jun

Comparable Matrix Between Smart Locks: Lockitron, Goji, August and Kevo

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Smart locks is the latest home automation technology craze that is growing in competition thanks to Bluetooth low energy (AKA Bluetooth Smart) found in many of the latest mobile phones and devices. First there was the popular Lockitron, which slips … Continue reading

1 jun

500 LED Extreme Flashlight DIY

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Here is a fun DIY project at home, if you ever want to hook up 500 LED’s to a single 7Ah 12v lead acid battery and literally walk around with a car head lamp in your arms, here you go. … Continue reading

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26 may

230V vs 110V, What About 208V and 240V and Sockets

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When traveling abroad, you have to think about all the different things, mostly the voltages that your electronics can handle and how to plug them into the wall. You may need step-up’s or step-down’s depending on the country you are … Continue reading

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7 may

Hak5 Sharing Public Keys – Secure Connections

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Sharing public keys is nothing new. It’s commonly used in securing Linux communications over SSH. Windows, Mac all use these same types of pairing communications. Another great basic. Another great reason why you should be following Hak5.

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17 apr

What are DNS Servers and How do they Work?

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DNS stands for Domain Name Service. And a DNS Server is a web server that communicates and tells people / computers where written out host names and domain names exist on the Internet. It does this by translating a domain … Continue reading

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20 mar

Build Your Own Free VPN Server in Minutes

***, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Companies, DIY, Hacking, howto, Internet

We talk a lot about VPN’s and reverse proxies over here at this blog. Understanding them may not be on your priority list, but once understood, you can really begin to realize how beneficial setting up tunneling to different networks … Continue reading

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14 feb

Setup 3 Node Cluster with CouchDB using nginx LB

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Oh, I love some of these cluster setups. One of the reasons I love these setups is because they are so extremely easy to create, at literally zero dollars to the client, if you hire the right person. Basically, to … Continue reading

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2 feb

Glowing Baltimore Ravens vs San Fran 49ers Helmets

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I found this very cool DIY on how to create your own electroluminescent glowing NFL helmets for the Super Bowl, or for pretty much anything else for that matter. Using EL Panels, you can print out custom designs to paper … Continue reading

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19 jan

Learning Linux Basics: Echo and Braces

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Shannon has been digging into Linux and it is perfect for anyone else who is trying to get more familiarized with Linux themselves. These days, command lines often turn people off, raise questions, confuse, and simply are difficult to learn … Continue reading

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