Archive for the ‘tech’ Category

New plugin

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

I have added the Amazon Affiliate Plugin. This will make it a lot easier for me to post a link here. Just like this one.


Tuesday, November 1st, 2016


A long time ago my Ultrabook died. I’ve been using my dad’s laptop for now (as he has a desktop and I no longer do). I am saving for a nice shiny new Gigabyte P55Wv6-PC3D so if you could order stuff though my support us page I would appreciate it. Also, the link to the laptop will give me a kickback if you order through it. I have a long way to go for the laptop so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.


Thursday, February 18th, 2016


I’m working on setting up two subdomains using Let’s Encrypt for SSL certificates.  I managed to really mess something up in regards to forcing people to use SSL for them, so much so that I had to delete them and will try again in the future (they aren’t super important, just for my use mostly).


Friday, January 29th, 2016


I have successfully gotten Let’s Encrypt working.  Therefore all traffic to and from will be over SSL.

EdgeOS IPv6 Tunnel

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

So, I decided to finally get my EdgeOS IPv6 tunnel howto done, although it should work in VyOS or Vyatta as well.  This is how I have it setup and it is working for me, there are probably other ways to set it up that will work.  They may also be more efficient too, but I don’t want to break a working setup.

Easiest way to do this is to SSH into your EdgeOS device.  Then type the following commands to setup your firewall.  Change WAN_LOCAL to your IPv4 local firewall rule, and change rule 15 to place the new IPv4 firewall rule as the second in your list.

Now we create the tunnel to  Replace 2001:470:xxxx:482::2/64 with your Client IPv6 address, with your Server IPv4 address.

Next, we need to assign an IPv6 to our internal interface.  On my EdgeRouter X, this is switch0.  Other devices could be eth1, eth2, etc…  Don’t forget to change 2001:470:xxxx:482::1/64 to an IP in your Routed /64 IPv6 Prefix, and 2001:470:xxxx:482::/64 to your Router /64 IPv6 Prefix.

Next we set the IPv6 next hop.  Again, don’t forget to change 2001:470:xxxx:482:: for your Routed /64 Prefix.

Now, we setup the DHCPv6 server.  Again, don’t forget to change 2001:470:xxxx:482:: for your Routed /64 Prefix.

Finally, we set the EdgeOS device to update DNS-O-Matic.  I use this to allow me to update my OpenDNS & tunnel info at the same time.

Now commit and save your configuration, and issue a ping6  You should see valid results, no reboot your client and ping Google’s IPv6 address (this will vary based on your OS, Windows is ping -6


Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Well, I again have a dual stack network at home.  IPv4 from Charter and IPv6 through a Hurricane Electric tunnel.  I do have to say it was not as easy to setup on my EdgeRouter X as it was in pfSense but I figured it out.  I will be writing a tutorial on how I did it in a little while since I figure other people might like to know 😀

New home server

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

So, I’ve been wanting to build a new home server for quite a while.  Today I started planning it out, might be a while until I can build it but I can dream.  My parts list is as follows.

Will use my current HDDs and set it up as an AIO ESXi/NAS4Free Host with 2x250GB HDDs for VMS & 2x2TB HDDs for other storage.


Sunday, June 7th, 2015

OK, I officially hate SSL.  I just spent close to an hour trying to get the SSL trust chain working correctly for this site, and I still can’t.  Not sure if its something I’m doing wrong, something that Virtualmin is doing wrong (the control panel I use) or something that StartSSL is doing wrong.  At any rate, I don’t care anymore right now and I only really use it for my admin interface anyway.