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OpenWrt router destroys Fritzbox

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160€ for a router, that is a blackbox to me? ok no
Intro Everyone needs a router in their life. Many don’t care which, some care and pay a lot of money and a few care a lot and pay little. The ideal scenario would be the last option. Today I teach you how. It is easy as pie and costs you about 30-40€. Also as always I’ll include some bonus hacks. Let’s start. GL.iNet a company that produces portable, privacy focused routers running OpenWrt I own a GL.

Iota.coupons - Gift your family the future

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A web application to generate and top up beautiful, redeemable IOTA coupons.
Intro I love technology, the useful, disruptive kind of tech. IOTA is such a technology. It promises a completely decentralized protocol to transfer value and data. This means no central entity, no power and influence center that controls others. If you want to no more about IOTA check out my post “IOTA the next industrial revolution”. Obviously I am an IOTA fanatic. If you have some constructive thoughts, please contact me on telegram @maxperience ; always open for a good discussion.

The Homeserver saga - Part 1

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Turning a laptop into a homeserver with Nextcloud & collabora in docker
It is a hot summer and my brain is to overcooked to program anything… Suddenly a bright light appears of nowhere and screams at me: “You are a privacy slut! All your files are stored on Google Photos and OneDrive. You are using Gmail and Instagram. DO SOMETHING!”. So I did. I quickly deleted instagram and went from gmail to mailbox.org. But before I could delete all my files from those cloud services I needed an alternative.

Nginx performance upgrades for your website

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Speed up your website with Nginx gzip and browser caching
Why host your own webserver? Why would you even care about the hassle of setting up your own webserver? Two reasons: It is most likely cheaper than any webhosting package Customizability I have a 2GB Ram VPS on netcup.de and recently was lucky enough to get it on blackfirday for 1,69€ a month. Currently I am hosting a couple of NodeJS applications controlled with PM2, a CouchDB installation and a couple of static sites.

Raspberry Pi Kiosk Screen

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Using a Raspberry Pi to display dynamic information on a TV and controlling when the TV is powered on.
Recently i was asked to configure a TV to automatically turn off and on on certain times and then display content in form of a website. A so called “kiosk screen”. I utilized a Raspberry 3b for this, set up Raspbian and wrote a short bash script that runs as a service on boot up. Part 1: Setup Raspberry Pi In order to have not only terminal output on our screen we need to install the full version of Raspbian, which comes with a GUI.