DIY DNS unblocking (using a US VPS, haproxy and OpenWRT)

Preface I prefer using the US Netflix catalogue over the Danish. Though I could easily use one of the “smart DNS” providers, it is more fun to tinker with it yourself. Following the shutdown of Tunlr, a good person decided

Random desktop background from command line

As mentioned in my previous post i synchronize my wallpaper folder between my desktop computers. While the are various ways of setting a random desktop background (XFCE – which I use – has this built in), I’ve had to conclude it’s just

Using OpenWRT to change Chromecast’s DNS resolvers

Chromecast may be smart and handy but annoyingly Google have decided to force it to use it’s own name servers as resolvers (which is a pain when the local resolver is configured to allow clients to use US Netflix, Hulu and

Wake on WAN using OpenWRT 12.09

If you have the need to wake up machines on your local LAN from the outside, there are a few steps you need to take to get it working with OpenWRT (12.09) Select an unused IP address (which you are

Installing and running agent on a headless (Ubuntu/Debian) Linux

I’ve started to use instead of services like Dropbox, SpiderOak and similar. Why? Because it’s fast (unlike Dropbox), it’s simple (unlike SpiderOak) and it’s able to run on all major platforms (Windows, OSX, Android, iOS and Linux, both graphical outage 2013-03-03 (the entire domain) was offline today from 09:47 to 10:46 UTC follwing a major outage at Points to for releasing a full incident report.

IPv6 with, ChicagoVPS and Ubuntu

I have recently moved my hosting to a couple of VPSes at ChicagoVPS and wanted to use IPv6 (via ChicagoVPS uses OpenVZ which presents a couple of problems $ ifconfig sit0 sit0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

iptables on a ChicagoVPS (OpenVZ) VPS

iptables is not always easy to deal with so I prefer to use Uncomplicated firewall (ufw) in Ubuntu, because it simplifies configuring and maintaining my firewall rules. Unfortunately, ufw does not play nice with OpenVZ containers so I decided to

Wake on LAN from WAN with a TP-Link router

If you have a computer on your local network you want to wake from the Internet and you have a TP-Link router (in this case a TL-WDR4300) you are in luck First, create a “virtual server” (or port forwarding) in

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