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Updating firmware on Procurve (Aruba) switch with console and TFTP

Skip to the commands section for the short version. Download the latest procurve firmware for your model and copy the .swi file to a directory (ex: c:\temp). Setting up TFTP server I’m using TFTPServer in this post. If you already have one you can skip to the commands section. Set TFTP root directory Open TFTP […]

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Creating a self signed certificate on Procurve (Aruba) switches

Skip to the commands section for the short version. Depending on the switch you’ll need a USB micro cable or USB to console cable. All Amazon links on this post are affiliate links. You will also need something to connect to the switch over console connection. I’m using PuTTY in this post. If you use […]

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How to setup Brutal DOOM

First things last: What is Brutal DOOM and why do you want it? All you need is a source port, your DOOM WADs and the Brutal DOOM mod. Short Version Download GZDoom and the Brutal DOOM mod. Copy .pk3 and DOOM WADs to GZDoom directory. Drag and drop .pk3 to gzdoom.exe or create a shortcut. […]

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Wiping a HDD with shred

Do not run this on SSDs! There are many tools out there that can do this. This way is quick and uses free software if you’re willing to type a few commands. You’ll need access to a linux environment. GParted has a minimal live environment that includes everything you’ll need. Most live linux distros should […]

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Changing time zone with command prompt and PowerShell

Last tested with win10 21H1. Who knows if it’ll work tomorrow. Text you’ll skip If you’re getting errors with time zones not saving (this could be a GPO issue) when changing in the UI and the old way with timedate.cpl you can try with command prompt or powershell. cmd List time zones with tzutil /l. […]

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Youtube to mp3 with youtube-dl

Don’t use sketchy apps or websites with timers and ads. If you have a computer and internet connection you can do it yourself. What you’ll need youtube-dl Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (x86) FFMPEG – essentials version works. You only need ffmpeg.exe in the bin directory. Setup Download youtube-dl.exe and the […]

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UPnP / NAT Types for Consoles on pfsense

Short Version Give the console a reservation/static IP – /services_dhcp.php Enable UPnP – /pkg_edit.php?xml=miniupnpd.xml Create an outbound NAT (change to hybrid if needed) for the IP – /firewall_nat_out.php Why? If you’re having connection or matchmaking issues in games you might be in strict NAT mode. Most consoles (and some PC games) recommend UPnP. There are […]

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FOG with UEFI

Short version Change your boot filename to ipxe.efi Some systems (pfsense) might have a different option for UEFI 32/64 bit file name. Change it to ipxe.efi. Which file to use? The FOG wiki suggests ipxe.efi should work for most systems. Check IPXE column in the Devices table on the WorkingDevices FOG wiki page for tested […]

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Windows 10 2004 no internet icon / internet check bug

Text you’ll skip There’s a bug with Windows 10 2004 which fails the internet check when you are connected to the internet. This isn’t a problem for most applications but some (Outlook, Teams, Spotify?) use this check instead of checking for internet on their own. If you’re reading this you’re probably already frustrated with it […]

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Mounting a Synology NAS Share in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS using NFS

This post was made on 03/16/2020 with Synology DSM version 6.2.2-24922 Update 4 and Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. This will also work for ESXi and vcenter NAS datastores. Parts of the UI and commands may have changed. Leave a comment below if you notice any changes or issues. Synology share setup Log into the Synology DSM […]