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  1. MannDude

    Pi-Hole + Squid Proxy on Raspberry Pi = Fast(er) internet

    So I live out in the country, and I have metered monthly bandwidth. Speeds really aren't that bad for commercial Wi-Fi, though due to monthly data caps I wanted to make sure that I can save as much bandwidth as possible. I was already running a Pi-Hole on my Raspberry Pi for almost a year, and...
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    Monitoring home network traffic... Solutions?

    Anyone here have a good recommendation on monitoring all at-home network traffic? I moved out to the country side and aside from Satelite Internet (no thanks) my only other option was the slightly better Wireless Internet from a local company. Better speeds and reliability, but I still have...
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    What are you using Raspberry Pis for?

    I've recently dusted off one of my Raspberry Pi's and decided to put it to work! Right now it's connected to my home network serving as a DNS server for my router and running Pi-Hole to accomplish that, I'm blocking ads, trackers, malicious domains, etc at the network level instead of using...
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    Tool for archiving / downloading a YouTube playlist?

    I have a YouTube playlist of just about 900 'videos' (songs) that I'd like to archive locally. It's music that I can stand, and I'd like a local copy to shuffle through. Are there any decent tools available that will do this? I can rip them one by one, but that would take way too much time...
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    MannDude travels backwards in time.

    Well, not really (duh). But I've been in the process of moving for a couple months now and found an internet service provider to service the new place. For a cool low price of $35/mo, I will be the recipient of 1Mbps down internet service via DSL. Yes, it's a dream come true. That is if you...
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    vpsBoard is back!

    Like the product of a mad scientist, vpsBoard is back from the grave and given a new life! MannDude here, and I'm happy to announce that the vpsBoard project is now under new leadership and is being resurrected from the dead. First things first, you'll notice that IPB has finally been ditched...
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    The current state of vpsBoard

    EDIT: This post has been superseded by https://vpsboard.com/threads/vpsboard-is-back.9687/ Dear vpsBoard members and guests: Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    To those who celebrate the holiday, I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. May your plates be full of great food and you be surrounded by good family!
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    ColoCrossing threatens to sue vpsBoard

    To my surprise, I notice a email in my inbox today from none other than a "Gregory Clark" of Colocrossing threatening to sue vpsBoard for 'libel' in regards to a user made review of one of their companies, HudsonValleyHost. As you can imagine, this came as a bit of shock to me as vpsBoard...
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    AnyNode to shut down

    This is sad, I was afraid something like this may happen. I've been a big fan of AnyNode and have considered them one of my favorite providers for the last few years. Great service and I enjoyed the simple VPS control panel they built as well. The email  I received is below: .
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    Western Digital now makes a $46, 346GB Raspberry Pi specific hard drive!

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/western-digital-makes-a-46-314gb-hard-drive-just-for-the-raspberry-pi/ That's pretty darn cool.
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    FCC filing confirms Raspberry Pi 3 with Wifi and Bluetooth

    Source: https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=Ti%2FYleaJNSl%2BTR5mL5C0WQ%3D%3D&fcc_id=2ABCB-RPI32 && https://fccid.io/2ABCB-RPI32 First looks at the RPI3: Unsure of the exact operating specs, I'd hope there...
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    Low powered desktop computer spec recommendations?

    I'm toying with the idea of building a small tower/desktop computer with an emphasis on low power consumption. It'll be used to house 2X 2TB (or greater) drives for DVR recording from 4X POE IP cameras. What specs would you recommend for such a system?
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    Where has MannDude been?

    I know I've not been around much lately, and I do apologize. Things have slown down here in my absence and I've not been as active in response to PMs and Helpdesk request. I assure you that I am very much still alive. After getting shafted when my previous employer downsized and laid off some of...
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    Hostigation now offers DDoS filtering for all LA services

    Just got this email: Hostigation is one of my favorite providers, glad to see them include this feature!
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    SPLAT (Signal Propagation, Loss, And Terrain) tool to create wireless network design and more... awe

    I've been playing with SPLAT a bit lately to create predictive area coverage maps for some amateur radio stuff. It's a wonderful tool, made even greater with use of some bash scripts that a reddit user has created. For starters, you can read more about SPLAT here...
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    100,000

    This is the 100,000th vpsBoard post. That's all. Also, I'm still alive... will address my absence later. :)
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    Happy New Year

    I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone here a happy and prosperous New Year. Be safe in your celebrations and best of luck to you and everyone in 2016 whether you're a business owner, a end user of servers or anything in between. May 2016 be a good year for you.
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    Comcast begins man-in-the-middle attacks to showcase copyright notices

    As per: http://www.neowin.net/news/comcast-begin-man-in-the-middle-attacks-to-show-copyright-notices-on-websites This is the actual code they inject into web pages ( https://gist.github.com/Jarred-Sumner/90362639f96807b8315b ). I guess this is yet another reason why normal websites...
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    The Black Friday / Cyber Monday thread. Where are all the good deals going to be?

    Well, it's that consumerism time of year again. I'm not actually in search of anything particular or need anything but I do enjoy 'window shopping' at good deals. What sites are known to do great Black Friday deals or what places have already announced products/pricing for the Black Friday /...
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