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: 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:

013 – Awesome Donations and my Favorite TV Shows

Friday Live Stream from 03/13/2020 – lots to discuss in this live stream. VR waterslides, improving your Google Fu, awesome community donations to the PTMP project, and my favorite TV shows – kind of a little bit of everything. NEW – Crosstalk Recommendations: Amazon links (affiliate): Split PoE / Micro USB power dongle for Raspberry Pi 3: Split …

012 – 150k Giveaway Winners

DRAMA UNFOLDS! Of course you can’t do a simple giveaway on YouTube without it turning into a complete clusterf$*k. Oh well…no good deed goes unpunished! We still have fun though…good times. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

011 – Friday QandA

First live stream of 2020! Just a general Q&A session on a Friday afternoon. ClearlyIP Training link: Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4 is a single-board computer that was released in June 2019, and it is a huge step up in power from the previous Raspberry Pi 3 model B+. The new model is even being touted as a possible desktop replacement – and with a 4GB of RAM option with dual monitor support, that is definitely a possibility. Imagine …