Current status: UNSUCCESSFUL
So I have an old Dell XPS 8500 with a Core i7-3770 and 0NW73C motherboard which I’ve been using for several years.
If anybody remembered, this desktop was dubbed “The Pre-built Hackintosh of 2013“, which was the reason why I bought it back then.
I ran Sierra and High Sierra on it for a while, but for the last 2-3 years I only had Windows and Deepin installed. I wanted to put OS X on it once more but was waiting for a proper NVIDIA web driver (it was running a 1050ti), but alas Apple and NVIDIA couldn’t come to an agreement.
So last week I decided to swap out my Gigabyte 1050ti 4GB for a Gigabyte Aorus RX580 8GB (I’m lucky the Green cards hold their values better than Red’s) in hope of better compatibility. However I’m still having troubles getting even the installer to work.
Things I tried:
• Making a vanilla Catalina installer with latest Clover (using this guide)
Result: got to the Apple logo with progress bar, but as soon as the progress fills up I got a blank black screen.
• Making a premade Mojave installer with TonyMac UniBeast Mojave
Result: still got a blank screen but if I wait for it to go to sleep and wake it, I can get to the installer screen with Disk Utility + Install Mojave etc., but clicking on any of the entries will hang the computer.
Look at this motherfucking piece of stupid shit
We don’t see any content on your website, so it must be fraud
-Some dumbshit execs at Freenom
No, you can’t make this shit up. You can actually read about it in this article on their piss poor excuse of a knowledgebase here.
If you use VPSSIM or any other administration script in your VPS or GC VM Instance, you’re probably finding yourself unable to copy or modify anything when connecting to your server using WinSCP.
The reason is that, by default, your server is configured to only allow key pairing authentication, so in order to login as a regular user, you have to do 2 things. First, enable password authentication and secondly, enable Login as Root
To connect as Root, you first need to set a password for your Root user (
sudo passwd), then allow logging in remotely as root. To do so, fire up your
Add a line in the Authentication section of the file that says
PermitRootLogin yes. This line may already exist and be commented out with a “#”. In this case, remove the “#”.
# Authentication: #LoginGraceTime 2m PermitRootLogin yes #StrictModes yes #MaxAuthTries 6 #MaxSessions 10
Scroll down a few lines and change this line:
# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here! #PasswordAuthentication yes #PermitEmptyPasswords no PasswordAuthentication yes
Save the updated
/etc/ssh/sshd_config file and restart the SSH server (
service sshd restart)
Should be good to go now
My often spend my scarce free time teaching myself new things (when I don’t feel like DIYing useless shits). I’ve spent the last few weekends teaching myself around Google Cloud platform (and later on, Amazon Web Services). What I learned most from those experiences is that: my knowledge regarding networking and virtualization was close to non-existent and if anything, I need to go back to practice on a local environment where I have access to all the hardwares before I even think about dirtying my hands with cloud implementations.
And that’s how I came to join r/HomeLab and subsequently r/HomeServer. Now I’ve been told before that these subs will more likely discourage you from building your own homelab rather than encouraging it, as they will make whatever you build feel puny in comparison, but I didn’t expect some people to build a freaking datacenter in their garages. While many of those guys got the hardwares for free from work, I know some of those people dropped hundred of thousands dollar into hardware purchases. Homelabbing is, in a way, similar to photography or music or even toy collection, once it become a hardcore hobby it gets rather expensive.
As a photographer I don’t feel like I can afford to sink my wallet into yet another expensive hobby, and as such I decided to do it my way, the thrifty, cheapskate way.
Meet my Nam Vu home server, the cheapest, most ghetto machine you can imagine:
• Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @3.0Ghz (tapemodded) ~$5
• Lenovo MTQ45NK Motherboard ~$15
• 4x2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory ~$12
• 320GB Toshiba HDD ~$13
This machine will be dual booting Proxmox 6 and Windows 10 LTSC.
Why bother having Windows when you can have it running under Proxmox you ask? Well I need Windows for a lot of different applications (like sync clients for many cloud storage services), plus the Remote Desktop feature blows TeamViewer and AnyDesk out of the water. And for those applications I want the best performance I can get, which is hardly achievable if you run it under a hypervisor with this ghetto hardware.
Now Proxmox doesn’t recommend dual booting with anything, in fact its default installer ISO doesn’t even include an option for you to partition your drive, so if you want a dual boot configuration your only hope is to setup Debian to run along side Windows first, and then installing Proxmox VE on top of Debian. I will be covering the steps in my next posts, they are fairly simple to setup at first but there’s a couple of issues that you might run into along the way.
Hôm nay tình cờ lôi quyển hộ chiếu ra, phát hiện đã đến ngày hết hạn, tự nhiên nhớ lại cái ngày này đúng 10 năm về trước, cảm giác hân hoan khi nhận được nó vẫn còn như in.
Có nhiều thứ từ cách đây một thập kỷ mà mình ko còn có thể nhớ nổi nữa, nhưng cuốn hộ chiếu này thì mình vẫn nhớ như in, vì bối cảnh đặc biệt mà mình nhận được nó.
10 năm trước là kỷ niệm 60 năm thành lập hãng hàng không JetBlue, bọn nó dân chơi offer 1 cái deal cho phép mình mua 1 cái vé $600 có thể bay đến bất cứ sân bay nào mà JetBlue có hoạt động trong lãnh thổ US. Và đó là khởi đầu của tất cả, chuyến ‘road trip’ đầu tiên trong cuộc đời, chuyến đi mở mang đầu óc đầu tiên. (trước thời điểm đó mình thuộc loại hardcore introvert, cả tháng chỉ có đến trường rồi về nhà chơi game, ko ra khỏi nhà, nếu không có bà chị lôi đi chuyến đi này chắc giờ mình vẫn tiếp tục lesor lắm).
Love it or hate it, Electron is now an important part of your everyday life. For those who haven’t heard of it by now, Electron is a software framework that enable developers to create desktop applications using web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS). It garnered a lot of attention in recently years.
Sure, many elitist developers have publicly spoken against it. They argue that their performance is sub par comparing to native applications, even go as far as calling Electron apps “web pages”. In reality, they were correct, and also completely missed the point. What Electron brings to the table isn’t performance, but availability. Electron massively lowered the barrier-to-entry in desktop software development, and cut the cost of porting applications across platforms to almost nothing at all. Truth is, I think what the elitist developers are so pissed off about is that fact Electron enabled ‘lesser devs’ to build beautiful, functional apps that work cross-platform, something that would take decades for them to achieve.
While I can see why the old devs are unhappy with these changes, as an end user I couldn’t be happier with Electron. It’s a godsend.
Anyway here’s my list of Electron-based apps that I couldn’t live without