Setting up a Matrix server for Secure Encrypted Communications through almost all the channels you and your friends use.

With all the privacy issues these days I decided to check out alternatives to using standard services. With that I found Matrix which allows for a secure ‘slack like’ service that also has ‘bridges’ that let you connect to iMessage, Slack, Signal, Facebook even Twitter and Instagram. I have not fully configured this, this is mainly for my records purposes and I stole most of this from the excellent article I found called Running your own secure communication service with Matrix and Jitsi....

March 21, 2021 · 5 min · 1041 words · Matt G

Setting up SDRPlay RSPDX on Armbian running on an ODroid N2+ for network radio tuning.

Today I received my SDRPlay RSPDx device and decided to get it running on my remote radio server. I’m still not sure if I’ll run this remote or locally, but, wanted to have the option for whatever I do decide to do. The setup is pretty painless and involves a few commands. I’m going to assume you already have your Armbian server setup and can SSH to it and have a special user called ‘radio’ setup to run all of this as....

March 20, 2021 · 3 min · 575 words · Matt G

How to setup a Chromium Kiosk Startup Mode for Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Server in 2021

I was tasked with creating a simple dashboard for a client of ours that auto runs on boot of the computer. This weekend I sat down to work on this and here’s what I found. First, make sure you go with Rasbian Server edition of the OS. I tried with various other flavours and it was a convoluted process to remove GDM or install LXDE and actually have this run with minimal effort....

February 7, 2021 · 3 min · 436 words · Matt G

How to setup remote website deployment using git the proper way

Years ago I set this up with a bunch of convoluted scripts, and etc. No fun. Today I did a bit of research and found out how to easily setup your web server to pull updates from your git repo anytime you publish to it – the proper way. Here’s how to do it. First, connect to your remote web server ssh youruser@yourserver.com Note, we make some assumptions that you host your site in /var/www/html and that you’ve already added your ssh keys to your git server for both master, and production web server....

January 9, 2021 · 2 min · 321 words · Matt G

Using eyeD3 to change a bunch of mp3’s information in bulk.

I needed to modify a ton of mp3 files today, and thought I would document it for me, and, for you. rename all files based on id3 tags ** use with caution eyeD3 --rename '$artist - $album - $title' *.mp3 RENAME ALL FILES IN ALL SUB DIRS BASED ON FILE NAME ** use with caution find . -name *.mp3 -execdir eyeD3 --rename '$artist - $album - $title' *.mp3 {} \; DELETE FILES OF SPECIFIC TYPE AND DOTFILES...

August 13, 2018 · 4 min · 685 words · Matt G