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    Pi-Hole

    Oh hey. I guess you should not add rpi-update to your regular patch cycle. Haha I have anyways. No woes so far πŸ˜› Quote from the updater too below:
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    Pi-Hole

    I love these damn things. As I mentioned, depending on your network configuration, you may need to add an ipmac-binding so your Pi-Hole gets updated blocklists and allows you to get OS updates on the same network adapter. When you are SSH'd into one of them ( Remember I use serial over USB as to not have SSH running on a network adapter for the Pi-Holes ), 3 commands are your friend and can also be thrown into a single bash script to save you time on updates. I am running Raspbian, so change you apt-get to relevant package manager, IE: pacman if you are on team Arch / Manjaro. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo pihole -up sudo rpi-update * The first line checks for, then installs new packages. * 2nd line updates your Pi-Hole software * 3rd line will check for Raspberry Pi firmware updates and install those. You need to an should restart after the rpi-update runs. ( Optional ) You could add a reboot command at the end, but I like to confirm all went well before I reboot. If you want all 3 to run, pop those 3 lines into a bash / text file and you can run that file to have your script push out these updates. Details on how to execute a bash file script at link and quoted below
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    Xbox gang one

    Thanks to some dope people, I am now a member of the Xbox One club. Been playing Borderlands 3 mostly. I was kind of shocked that a small portion of my Xbox 360 purchases were available for download on Xbox One. If anyone else cares, Culdcept Saga is NOT backwards compatible but I still have an Xbox 360 for that game. Before you buy many games, you should really check out the Xbox Game Pass plans. $9.99 a month for over 100 games to download. Bump that to the Ultimate plan for $15.00 and you also get PC Game access along with included Xbox Live service. There are a large amount of recent but not the newest games on the Game Pass service. Pretty good value, imo. Speaking of games, buying discs is funny. They will install to the internal storage by default. With a 500 GB model you will find space fill quickly since each game seems to average around 50 GB. I have a non-Slim or X model, so no 4k gaming output for me. If you want to spend $500 for this option, go for it. Since I had friends hook me up with one of the earlier models, I am more than happy with the choice. Now I have tough calls like, do I get Watch Dogs 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 on PC or console. Considering I have a 1080 TI and play on controller for most major pc games... this will be a tough call. Since my last XBL session was around 2011, I also noted the Xbox interface for friends and joining games has heavily increased. Good times so far. Same gamertag I had before, so if you see me online, you now have backstory.
  6. Been a spell since last fresh OS install. You will find plenty of extra save files in %localappdata%. Save games and Oculus content especially, will tuck your save data into this folder. Direct link for the environmental goes into your local path of AppData is typically hidden in explorer views and command prompts. Happily we can run a cmd with a dir /a to show all files. Typing %localappdata% in explorer will also display the contents in AppData. Some of these folders have os bound configurations and links to other drive paths. For sane measure, select game or application specific content from these folders. Mainly your Local subdirectory of AppData. Most all of prior installed app and game items will be here, if not in your typical [yourUsername]\Documents path. 10.0.18362 Windows 10 fresh operating system installs will go very heavy in having you create an online account for machine login. Pro version of Win10 has an 'I will join a domain' option so pick this and continue making your new user account. Local machine will still create a username with no domain to authenticate with. This is cool if you wish to not have your credentials for login on an internet cloud username. Hard pass on that one. Speaking of domains, if you login locally and your account is not restricted for local login without domain, your domain password last used will remain as the local authentication. Pop onto your VPN at the office or bridge connection to said real domain, lock and unlock your workstation to update your AD (hopefully kerberos based) authentication to be synced. Local machines off a domain will keep their last login, until the next time they see a Domain Controller that does exist. However since you tend to need logon to a local device away from AD network before you logon, the cached previous version of your password will work until you try to establish new connections. Most of the time the password issues actually using a domain authenticated account, are not really clear from the error until you search for online common issues and causes. Save you some sanity there, when connecting back to an actual domain from your local computer, old pass works until you try and go onto other network devices and components. Skip Speaking of domains for being needed on a fresh install. I wanted to dump more details on how normal domain overview, in context to just using a local account with no active domain to authenticate login for. Sweet, you have an offline user account bound to your newly installed machine. The Windows10 installer will blast you with privacy options. Most all off disable sharing of resources to apps from the microsoft store and also your locally installed, traditional applications. You may very well want to disable Windows Store updating as well. While about turning off these privacy settings, you can also control this once the install wizard finishes from Settings. Control Panel still has most all of the traditional OS configuration options you are used to. However items like Cortana voice activation and web search by start menu can be controlled in the newer Settings area. Pressing Winkey + X will display the right-click list from your start button. If no mouse, arrow or shortcut underlined letters will work to open panels. Make a note of microphone and video camera use will be disabled if you decline privacy to allow sharing of default recording preferences. You can allow this for applications and moderate some to no Windows Apps from the store for these capabilities. I have been burned trying to use a new external microphone with the microphone permission to deny all sharing. It was quite sneaky and gave no clear indication of such when I tried to use it in OBS. [+| Draft up: Shortlist of common applications to be installed (can we silently and script deploy these?) Install graphics nvidia or amd driver. If using intel gpu you can leave in hands of os drivers. Moderate recycle bin options - Confirm before delete - Disable save to recycle bin What is the role of this install? - All-in-One multimedia - AV - Browsing Web - Editing - Games - Meme processing - ???
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    Fallin Up

    Whew it has been a minute since I pushed any new-like content. Most stuff has been work or random projects as they come up. For conversations sake, if you ever wanted to use dd for creating a disk image to then be restored and booted from, I can tell you that would work. Just be sure to enable EFI boot in the VirtualBox VM settings (or your virtualizer (aka Hypervisor) of choice), otherwise you will probably get an error of Fatal: INT18: on booting in the VM. I say this as I did a Windows 10 dd clone and booted it up in VirtualBox. Disable transparency effects in Windows 10 once it boots or you will have funky display issues with some forms and start menu too. Once again it is getting a little cooler. Even considering it may be temporary, I'm always welcoming of the Fall season. It was around 60 F / 15.56 C today and that is my Jam. A few months ago you may have seen Wifey and I chilling at Circle City Con. It was a fun event, but in the future, I doubt we would drive the 11-ish hours from the east coast. Flying likely since the train routes seem all crazy to get to Indianapolis. Other than that, I've been making efforts to do more event stuffs but my work schedule so far has me occasionally popping up at local events, but I still make 2600 First Fridays with a regularity. It's nice to get out for some bullshitting and laughs. Lords know my social skills can use the socialization too. Nothing else too much going on for this little journal entry. Still helping with ThugCrowd podcast and doing some more virtualization projects at home and work time too. Speaking of such things, time to grind out the office things.
  8. Ignore the above line, that had somewhat limited results. Here is my current process, after I get the downloaded .mp4 from twitch via TwitchDownloader. Audio-only option will show up a couple hours after your livestream as a downloader option. Audio Proc Guide: ffmpeg.exe -i "tc_s2e7_src.mp4" -f wav -acodec pcm_s16le -ar 44100 -ac 1 "thugcrowd_s2e7_toWav.wav" # run rawDoAudio_episode.cmd - Then open in Audacity. Edit out blankSpace / Break. Typically at the Hour threshold. Can see music with half-spectrum waveForm. Update xml inserts with below update text replace steps: <!-- edit one of three replacements --> <!-- s2e(xPriorNumber) --> <!-- this will update title media file urls and guid string for each entry episode --!> s2e6 <!-- Ctrl + R or H to replace unless you automated replace --> <!-- replace with --> s2e7 <!-- two of three replace --> <!-- date url for show notes --> 0709. <!-- replace with --> 0716. <!-- three of three --> <!-- episode date recorded time --> ,09 Jul <!-- replace with --> ,16 Jul update file zile in middle url update duration time Below is a sample of the new Items that get added to your podcast.xml base, for a new episode and the 2 split portions. <item> <title>thugcrowd s2e8 - MichaelSLaufer - OpenSource Pharma</title> <link> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.mp3 </link> <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:30:00 EST</pubDate> <description> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html </description> <enclosure url="https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.mp3" length="230546284" type="audio/mpeg"/> <guid> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.mp3 </guid> <itunes:duration>01:36:03</itunes:duration> <itunes:summary> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html </itunes:summary> <itunes:image href="https://ftbliss.link/ThugCrowd_.png"/> <itunes:episode> s2e8 </itunes:episode> <itunes:keywords> hacking,security,computer,research,infosec,vulnerability,0day,exploit </itunes:keywords> <itunes:explicit>yes</itunes:explicit> </item> <item> <title>thugcrowd s2e8.2 - main chat</title> <link> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.2_main_chat.mp3 </link> <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:30:00 EST</pubDate> <description> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html - This is a split edition of the full episode. </description> <enclosure url="https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.2_main_chat.mp3" length="122466219" type="audio/mpeg"/> <guid> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.2_main_chat.mp3 </guid> <itunes:duration>00:51:01</itunes:duration> <itunes:summary> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html - This is a split edition of the full episode. </itunes:summary> <itunes:image href="https://ftbliss.link/ThugCrowd_.png"/> <itunes:episode> s2e8.2 </itunes:episode> <itunes:keywords> hacking,security,computer,research,infosec,vulnerability,0day,exploit </itunes:keywords> <itunes:explicit>yes</itunes:explicit> </item> <item> <title>thugcrowd s2e8.1 - news</title> <link> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.1_news.mp3 </link> <pubDate>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:30:00 EST</pubDate> <description> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html - This is a split edition of the full episode. </description> <enclosure url="https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.1_news.mp3" length="108082154" type="audio/mpeg"/> <guid> https://ftbliss.link/dub/thugcrowd_s2e8.1_news.mp3 </guid> <itunes:duration>00:45:02</itunes:duration> <itunes:summary> Show Notes: https://thugcrowd.com/notes/20190730.html - This is a split edition of the full episode. </itunes:summary> <itunes:image href="https://ftbliss.link/ThugCrowd_.png"/> <itunes:episode> s2e8.1 </itunes:episode> <itunes:keywords> hacking,security,computer,research,infosec,vulnerability,0day,exploit </itunes:keywords> <itunes:explicit>yes</itunes:explicit> </item>
  9. Oh good, I did reference the XMP timing issue with the CMU32GX4M2C3000C15 Vengeance LED RAM running on an Asus Hero IX. Funny thing. I got new faster memory and it works in XMP fine. Even better, is the same 3000 MHz RAM in another Asus motherboard of a different model, also works without issue. As the bump from 2 years ago implies, I also had been seeing memtest errors for some time. Turns out they were on test 7. That is not a memory issue but errors related to random value generation. That bug goes back to 2012, so let me save you some sanity checks and crazy debugging. I figured this out, a few weeks ago. hahaha
  10. Quoting myself with a post from Overclockers.com.au: In addition, 1.39 beta has given better hand tracking with the controller range. I was firing off bow and arrow shots like a beast last night. Also for the issue about height. There are several games that have an option of standing or seated mode. This looks to directly handle the issue with being very close to the floor, once you set your height to sitting, while sitting. I'll link to an Oculus forum thread about height and accessibility I commented in too. Highlights being, VRChat has height adjust via seated or standing mode while Vader Immortal does not have seated mode.
  11. Been a bit, let's cook this up cleaner. ffmpeg -i "thugcrowd_s2e4_origAud.mp4" -vn -acodec copy "thugcrowd_s2e4_origAud.aac" Shorthand based off https://gist.github.com/protrolium/e0dbd4bb0f1a396fcb55 extract the audio from source file as single audio stream, without video.
  12. Below is the process I used to calculate playtime to map chapters. I am no math expert πŸ˜› Sample for encoding with subtitles. Note I make a custom metadata file for each episode. ffmpeg -fflags +genpts -i 050_BlueTeamVillage.avi -i metadTc050 -map_metadata 0 -codec copy 050_BlueTeamVillage_01.mp4 For avi, I export as .mp4 as .avi does not like chapters very much. As noted, chapter math below: 4680000 / 60000 = 78 (minutes) So, reversing that from playtime, 78 * 60000 to get our value as defined in the metadata file for chapter indexes.
  13. If you catch a desire to burn an ISO to a usbDrive you can also use dd to image your confirmed USB storage device, as you confirmed in gparted, fdisk or like paritions and disks. dd if=isoToBurn.iso of=/dev/[sd?] status=progress
  14. ffmpeg -fflags +genpts -i 049_Hacks4Pancakes.avi -i metadata -map_metadata 0 -codec copy 049_Hacks4Pancakes_01.mp4 The revised sample resolves the 'Timestamps are unset in a packet for stream 0. This is deprecated and will stop working in the future. Fix your code to set the timestamps properly' you are likely to see when adding the Subtitle files. Let us talk about extensions. Video is most compliant with chapters if you output to .mp4 To audio, mp3 will show chapters in some but not all players. .m4a / mp4 output is consistent with chapter recognition and playback to timings for chapter. My testing output to avi, was outright no chapter functionality in tests. Thank this old ticket
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    shuffle

    Hola and may your current be well. I moved forums around to clean up presentation. A little better wording for sub-forums too. I keep forgetting I need to edit the css to remove the silly page limitation for printing content out. I'm a fan of PDF dump compliant content. Granted there is still a lite theme that gets invoked by your browser user agent, I believe. Site does still work on Lynx πŸ™‚
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    Quality

    Missing out on an old staple to gripe about things like Virtualization being off default each bios firmware update version increase flash. Thank you for this stroll, I know there is plenty of old babble here through the years. I keep on that though just less a so here
  17. Since F8 keynote has come and gone, there are release windows for the Rift S and Oculus Quest Headsets for May 21st 2019. As reviews of the Rift S trickle out there are some pros and cons with the new headset, with the main takeaway being, not really worth it to bump from a CV1 headset to Rift S, but there is some improvement in the image quality, while also having a lower refresh rate of 80 Hz on the Rift S, versus 90 on the CV1 headset. The Rift S has sensors built into the headset, but as I have a 3 sensor setup with my CV1, I also find another case where the jump is not really useful in my case. Audio is also lower quality due to the change in speakers. No more over the ear pieces like on your Rift CV1. No IPD adjustment on Rift S either. It goes with a default eye width for all. Meanwhile, as I never got the Oculus Go, The Oculus Quest is looking quite nice for a stand-alone headset with it's pretty appealing. This being said as I have taken a PC desktop and Rift CV1 on a LAN Trip for the day. It made for a great demo but taking all that equipment was not fun. I am tempted to dabble in the stand alone headset experience too. There will also be a new Steam / Valve Index Headset releasing this year. Granted that will be much more costly around $1000, as the Rift S will go for $400 and the Oculus Quest with 128 GB Storage will go for $500, with the 64 GB Storage unit being $400. Please note, these are my collected observations from others. I only have the CV1 currently πŸ™‚
  18. Total stub thread. Been working on adding chapter content to some files. https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#Metadata-1 ffmpeg -i INPUT -i FFMETADATAFILE -map_metadata 1 -codec copy OUTPUT https://medium.com/@dathanbennett/adding-chapters-to-an-mp4-file-using-ffmpeg-5e43df269687 Testing: MP3 will work but VLC will not inherently show you the chapters. If you encode to mp4, it will. Other Audio Players do show chapters for an MP3 just fine though. ffmpeg -i 049_Hacks4Pancakes.mp3 -i metadata -map_metadata 1 -codec copy 049_Hacks4Pancakes00.mp3 note that the metadata before -map_metadata is my filename with the [Chapters] content. The math is a little silly, but each minute is represented by 60000. I used a spreadsheet in my case to come up with numbers.
  19. I have been all over the place lately, mostly mentally. There was a new DLC pack with about 18 levels that came out within a month for $5. I have played 17 of them and just have 2 left to finish. I loved the new maps as well! It totally caught me off guard that this game got extra content and I purchased the extra content as soon as it became an option. I kind of would like to have this game as digital copy too, since I play it pretty often and it would save me from inserting a game card. On the same lines though, having a cart makes it easy to let people borrow and enjoy the game too :)
  20. Bumping this as it seems the 2nd Gen headsets will either release @ F8 Keynote or at least a release date will be given. With head-mounted tracking instead of 3rd party sensors and the upgraded LCDs in the Rift S, I am quite interested in getting my hands on this headset. The Oculus Quest looks cool too, since it will have 6-DoF versus the 3-DoF (pitch and movement sensory improvements for hand tracking, instead of just head tilting. and also upgraded screens versus the Oculus Go. I may have some feedback here in a few weeks since I already know a good home for my CV1.
  21. Here is a thread to share any notable changes or concerns with Windows 10 or recent server builds. I start the thread with 10.0.17763.437 version of Windows 10. Two things jump out upon installing patches: β€œThis app is no longer available.” message comes up about CPUID CPU-Z. I had version 1.80.0 installed. Latest is version 1.88.0 and updating should have resolved that. Still, the app removal feature of Windows 10 seems to be quite old based off the 2015 date for the build listed in the WindowsClub link from Version 1511. In my Taskbar applications, one of my pinned files said it was missing. Browsing to the path opened the file fine. To resolve, I removed the existing pinned filename, then I just dragged the icon for the file down to the taskbar shortcut and had a 'Pin to AppName' option that applied when I let go of the mouse button. For point of reference I wanted to confirm what recent updates installed on my PC. We could do it via Add/Remove programs and view them by date but we out here trying to notate this, so let's run some PowerShell. Get-Hotfix Running this will give similar formatted results. Source Description HotFixID InstalledBy InstalledOn ------ ----------- -------- ----------- ----------- COMPYX86 Update KB4483452 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM COMPYX86 Update KB4462930 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM COMPYX86 Security Update KB4493478 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM COMPYX86 Security Update KB4493510 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM COMPYX86 Security Update KB4493509 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Side note to add links for that Get-Hotfix syntax at SS64 and Microsoft Module Documentation. There are some nice flags on there, especially for managing multiple machines. Oh hey. My laptop installed the same 5x updates and also prompted me with a 'Welcome to the October Update' banner in Edge. Keep in mind I deliberately change my home machines to Semi-Annual Channel that means 'ready for widespread use in organizations' instead of the default Advanced Updates setting for Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) that means updates are ready for 'most people', as that namely tends to mean Public Test Channel. Perhaps one of those 5 updates invoked the compatibility check feature to run again but I will stop here for now, since that is a good jump off point.
  22. Just in case you stagger to this archive, I updated this to work with PHP 7.x as well. https://funtimebliss.com/plus/ Also, actual HouseOfPlus.com is under our control thanks to @Immortal Bob
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    FTB Archive

    Updating to PHP 7.x required me to retool the mysql commands to use mysqli. Also, I had some sloppy query order, where the database connector needed to be before the query call. All fixed up back in it's lo-fi glory. https://funtimebliss.com/archive/index.php
  24. I have some threads about removing metadata exif info from images with exiftool by Phil Harvey but if you try this on some .mp4 videos, you may find the details are still present. In this case, if you have a DJI drone, I highly suggest checking the exifdata. GPS and all sorts of other data is present and you may very well want to remove that from any content you upload. Remove exiftool metadata: ffmpeg -i in.mov -map_metadata -1 -c:v copy -c:a copy out.mov Once this finished, run Exiftool again to confirm that sea of data, is now much smaller than it was previously. For extra fun and confirmation, look for DJI_ images and have fun confirming GPS coordinates from those photos or videos to GPS coordinates on Google Maps.
  25. Additional resources, as I am trying to directly run grub-update on a Live USB install and seeing if that bodes well. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=198547 https://truthseekers.io/everything-you-need-to-know-to-dual-boot-uefi-gpt-bios-mbr-partitions-swap-space-and-more/
  26. Howdy. I wanted to share some issues I am having installing Parrot OS. Long story short, the partition tables are being setup wrong to allow Grub to install. If you search for grub-efi-amd64 error you may see people suggest rebooting and selecting the non-UEFI usb boot to install. This turns out to fail too. What we want, is a drive with: 1st partition: bios_grub 2nd partition: boot, esp (EFI is esp based drive) Your OS partition and other partition choices are yours. Be it one for OS and another for Swap, or carve out a dedicated /home partition. A buddy told me a dedicated home partition makes life easier if you have a multi-boot linux environment config where you want home directory data to be shared between each Operating System running a Linux-based OS. This guide on is very nice and detailed partition layout and configuration for GRUB. It also show us how using gdisk or fdisk -l will show the defined parition configuration. gdisk -l /dev/yourDrive to cross reference the raw partition values to what you may see in Gparted. Partition results should look similar to below: Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 2048 292863 142.0 MiB EF02 2 292864 2390015 1024.0 MiB EF00 3 2390016 275019775 130.0 GiB 8300 4 275019776 288692223 6.5 GiB 8200
  27. Scope of this forum changed to more of a break / fix troubleshooting focus. I will keep this thread stickied for that context and any other notes, since this was back from 2014 :D
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