018 – Friday News and Reolink Unboxing

In this episode, we discuss some recent news stories including what’s going on with the recent Ryuk ransomware cyber attacks on the US Health Care system, the latest info on the Starlink Beta program, and some drone projects that are reforesting the planet! News https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/more-hospitals-hit-ransomware-feds-warn-about-cyberattacks-n1245292 https://www.pcmag.com/news/tested-spacexs-starlink-satellite-internet-service-is-fast-but-itll-cost https://www.fastcompany.com/90504789/these-drones-can-plant-40000-trees-in-a-month-by-2028-theyll-have-planted-1-billion https://linuxupskillchallenge.org/ Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

017 – 200k Subscriber Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who helped get Crosstalk Solutions to 200k subscribers. In this video, we give away some prizes and talk to subscribers via Discord. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

016 – Crosstalk Subscriber Discord calls

Podcast recorded from a live stream on 10/2/2020 – in this episode, we discuss so many things! It’s been a couple of months since the last podcast, so there’s a lot to cover. We discuss changes to our Discord server, watch an unboxing video from Jack, the winner of Worst Server Room 2020, and take a bunch of phone calls. …

015 – BACK and in my new house!

First live stream from my new house / new office / new studio. Still getting dialed in, so pardon the technical glitches! Buy me a beer! https://ko-fi.com/crosstalk Follow me on Twitter: @crosstalksol Crosstalk Solutions – RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: https://crosstalksolutions.com/recommendations/ Crosstalk Discord: https://discord.io/crosstalk Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/7dRXc67 Crosstalk Solutions offers best practice phone systems and network/wireless infrastructure design/deployment. Visit https://CrosstalkSolutions.com for details. …

Computing for COVID

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout the world, there are many ways to assist in the effort to find solutions to this worldwide problem. One of the ways to help in this effort is to donate some idle CPU time towards research projects such as Rosetta@Home which is a distributed computing project that operates on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure …

How To: Enable Jitsi Server Authentication

In my previous blog post HERE, we set up a Jitsi server on Vultr from start to finish. This post is going to build on that previous post and add some basic authentication to the server. At the end of the last post, our server had no authentication – anyone who knows the URL can connect and start a video …

014 – Special Guest Tom Lawrence

That’s right! On this episode we sit around and chat with Tom Lawrence from the Lawrence Tech YouTube channel. He’s a wealth of tech info, and we really never run out of things to discuss. NEW – Crosstalk Recommendations: https://crosstalksolutions.com/recommendations/ Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

How To: Install Jitsi Server on Ubuntu 19.10

Jitsi is a video conferencing application that is fully open source, and allows you to easily build and deploy your own video conferencing server. This guide will show you how to set up a secure Vultr hosted virtual server that runs Jitsi – you can be video conferencing in less than an hour! The first thing you need for this …

Sneaky Beeper

The Sneaky Beeper (aka DIY annoy-a-tron) is a fun way to prank your friends and family while also learning a bit about Arduino boards and programming! Sneaky Beeper Arduino sketch (programming file): sneaky_beeper.ino Equipment used in this project (Amazon affiliate):

How to Share Internet with your Neighbors

In this video, I discuss how to set up a simple PTP wireless bridge for securely sharing Internet out to folks who may be in need. Here are the links to the products that I used in this video: