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  1. Pic0o

    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 😛 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
  3. Pic0o

    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.
  4. 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 - ???
  5. Pic0o

    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.
  6. 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>
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Below is the process I used to calculate playtime to map chapters. I am no math expert 😛 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Pic0o

    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 🙂
  14. Pic0o

    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
  15. 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 🙂
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