Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Just for fun”
August 23, 2022
Rebuilding my home server
A long time ago, I built a computer and have since sparsely used it as a home server. The last time I reinstalled an operating system on it, I installed Ubuntu Desktop Eoan and never remembers to update the machine. This blog post will serve as a record of what I did to setup the machine again after wiping it. Services I installed included ufw ssh ftp Minecraft Samba fileshare While attempting to install samba on the old system, apt update failed.
October 24, 2020
Hack your way to financial freedom
There is no get rich quick schemes to maximize your finances. Hacking is not cyber crime. If you think this post is going to be 5 steps to become a millionaire or advice on how to steal money, you’re wrong. This is a collection of advice I’ve picked up in recent years and suggest you follow. I will also admit that I have been blessed. My family is not poor, I grew up in a good area and received a strong education.
April 30, 2020
Starting a Minecraft server
I’ve had a love hate relationship with Minecraft since I bought the beta when I was in highschool 2011. Throughout the years I’ve played countless local games, and joined others online in public servers. Over the last decade, I cycled through playing, getting mad at myself for not being productive, and taking a break. Lately I’ve been watching Hermitcraft more than playing or working combined. To convince myself I was being productive, I told myself starting a Minecraft server to play with friends and family would be a worthwhile systems administration and security project.
August 22, 2017
TV B GONE
Ever sit at a bar with friends and try to have a conversation but the TVs behind the bar were too loud? If only there was a quick convenient way to turn them all off at once. This is where the TV B GONE remote comes in. A simple kit that sends over 100 “power off” signals to TVs within a 150 foot range at the push of a button.
April 12, 2016
Rebuilding the 3D printer
A long long time ago, I wrote a blog post about trying to assemble a new Folger Tech 3D printer. Long story short, I was given a bad Arduino board that started to smoke as soon as it was plugged. I spent weeks trying to get help from Folger to check my wiring, because to the best of my knowledge I had followed their instructions and I didn’t know what was wrong.
January 22, 2015
Blackhat Movie with Chris Hemsworth
Who’s excited for the next Chris Hemsworth movie coming out Friday January 16th?!? He’s trading in his hammer for a laptop in this up and coming action packed thriller. Now, granted, anyone who calls themselves a hacker would cringe to call Hemsworth a “black hat hacker”. But there’s one thing I love about movies like this one. It opens your minds to the endless wonders of what hacking can do.