An intro to crontab with some interesting examples: blog.davidsingleton.org
I downloaded Sleeping Dogs for the PS4, 10 bucks for an awesome GotY title.
Think I actually prefer the shooting / combat mechanics to GTAV
Still haven’t given The Z a test drive
I’ve been playing with one of my Raspberry Pi’s; have an headless installation of Raspian running: Jessie Lite.
Currently setup a twitter feed (GamerGeekNews) from some of my favourite sites and am looking for other ideas.
Here’re a few useful sites I’ve been referencing and have found useful:
I received my EFF member tshirt, together with membership card and bumper sticker 🙂
I’ve got back into GTAV, just before the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2!
Been playing a little of one of the free games for October on PSN network Transformers: Devastation, although was very tempted to pick up the original Resident Evil HD remake.
In a moment of weakness I ordered a Raspberry Pi 3 last week, on the basis that my current original Raspberry Pi is a little too slow.
I pretty much stopped playing with it after the USB stick / drive I was using bricked, so this weekend I’ve powered it up again and I’m quite impressed.
I’ve overclocked the Raspberry Pi to Pi2 settings, although not sure what this means except it’s running quite well:
1000 MHz ARM
500 MHz core
500 MHz SDRAM
I’ve set the Raspberry Pi to connect to Tor on boot,and run a couple of Python scripts 🙂
One posts how long the box has been live, and the temperature it’s running at, the other retweets any mention of SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, and EGGS!
If you’re interested here’s the account: @PiCookingTime
I’ll post the code if anyone is interested, although it was all plagiarised from great thinkers online 🙂
Easy to follow guide from www.modmypi.com
So between learning my way around an acoustic guitar and trying to finish the main story of withcer 3 before Metal Gear Solid 5 arrives, I’ve been trying to set up my Raspberry Pi as a VPN router… again 🙂
Here’re a few of the links that have helped my journey
To run the initial config at any time:
Raspberry Pi – Static IP address Essential, so I can work from a single screen… and use the other for guitar tutorials and Netflix 🙂
Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access point aka Make the most adorable little WiFi router
This is useful if you don’t use linux dailyLinux Useful Command Reference Guide
I now have the router working 🙂
I can connect the Rasp-Pi to a VPN 🙂
But for some reason connecting a device to the router doesn’t then access the VPN 🙁
You can guess how my weekend is going to pan out
With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online
No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks. Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable.
Today a group of privacy-focused developers plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Anonabox. The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Anonabox’s tiny size means users can carry the device with them anywhere, plugging it into an office ethernet cable to do sensitive work or in a cybercafe in China to evade the Great Firewall. The result, if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic with Tor—not just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves behind online
What a cool idea, that’s why I’ve built one already: Onion Pi 🙂
Here the kickstarter link for those who don’t want to build their own: anonabox : a Tor hardware router
Hope these guys manage to get enough support, the price seems competetive… but will it be just a Tor router, and not get all the additional functionality of a Raspberry Pi?
Finally I have the Piratebox v1.0 working on the TP-Link 3020 🙂
I sat like a doting puppy watching the flashing green lights, leaving the box for some times up to 45 mins!
Once I dug into the log file though, I could see where the install was erroring out… I felt even more foolish when it indicated it was only just after a minute 🙂
root: /bin/box_installer.sh : ERROR: /mnt/usb/install/auto_package is not set
mv /mnt/usb/install/auto_package_done mv/mnt/usb/install/auto_package
This didn’t quite work for me, I had to open the folder, and then copy / rename the file.
But after the installer began to run it was over in no time.
Time it took me to install Piratebox v1.0 ~ 12 hours of messing around watching the blinking lights
Time it actually took the script to run ~5 mins 🙂
So my box is now all setup, and ready for the next geek day out.
I’m now looking into adding the Piratebox message board to a Hidden Service 🙂
I can’t believe it’s a year from when I first started playing with Amazon’s free hosting deal.
It probably makes sense to use the service for a blog like this, think it would probably be cheaper… but what I’m paying for is the support when it all goes Pete Tong
What really impressed me was how easy it is to cancel a setup, heaps easier than setting one up!
Simply login, open this url: https://portal.aws.amazon.com/gp/aws/manageYourAccount?#productToCancel
and follow the guided button clicks.
My second shock was the number of services I had active… swear I only used a fraction of these 🙂
All in all I was very impressed with the service, and would certainly use it again, just have to find a scalable web project 🙂
This e-mail confirms that you have cancelled your access to AWS Unified Registration. Your access to following services is canceled:
Amazon Simple Storage Service
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Amazon Simple Queue Service
Amazon RDS Service
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
Amazon Simple Notification Service
Amazon Simple Email Service
Amazon Route 53
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Direct Connect
AWS Storage Gateway
Amazon Simple Workflow Service
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
AWS Data Pipeline
Good, bad, and great news 🙂
- Good news; my Onion Raspberry Pi kit arrived from Adafruit
- Bad news; I fried the board plugging in the USB connectors wrong in error
- Great news; I picked up another Pi, I’ve installed tor successfully, and can wirelessly access the Onion network. thttpd is installed, now working on building an Onion server 🙂
Here’s a great guide I used to install thttpd on the Raspberry Pi
Or if you’re Gen Y, there’s a YouTube video 🙂
What I am actually looking to do is create a Tor Hidden Service; from wikipedia:
Tor can also provide anonymity to websites and other servers. Servers configured to receive inbound connections only through Tor are called hidden services. Rather than revealing a server’s IP address (and thus its network location), a hidden service is accessed through its onion address. The Tor network understands these addresses and can route data to and from hidden services, even to those hosted behind firewalls or network address translators (NAT), while preserving the anonymity of both parties. Tor is necessary to access hidden services.
Hidden services have been deployed on the Tor network since 2004. Other than the database that stores the hidden-service descriptors, Tor is decentralized by design; there is no direct readable list of all hidden services, although a number of hidden services catalogue publicly known onion addresses.
Rather than pay a web host (although I love my current provider, the support team are fantastic!) I will host my own data on the darknet.
To keep the costs to a minimum, I wanted a low powered device, as it will be running continuously. I’ve old PC’s and laptops but they still gobble up power, voilà Raspberry Pi.
Tor Project have instructions on how to create an hidden service, and as the device I’ve ordered comes with a trimmed version of Debian, Raspbian, Wheezy, the Linux path should be easy enough to follow… famous last words 🙂
Now eager for the kit to arrive, so I can start to play!