Archive for the ‘tech’ Category

SiaCoin

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Well,

I am officially running a Sia host at home. Currently at around 4.8997TB of storage. I need a lot more SiaCoins for collateral though. Currently at around 12,000SC and I’m thinking in need somewhere around 1,000,000SC for the amount of space I have. But this combined with my Monero mining & Bitcoin loans are a way to make some extra money so I’m happy.

USB C Cables

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Well, since I’ll be getting my new phone this Friday, I need to find some USB C cables.  The one cable it comes with just won’t be enough for me…….To bad Amazon is full of cables that aren’t safe to use.

Coding

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Well, I am working on an Android app for supportXMR.com which is the Monero mining pool I am part of.  I’m using Xamarin so I can code it in C# (which I know better than Java).  Its going ok, but I’m running into an issue communicating with the API.  I hate TLS, it is so difficult to troubleshoot.

Phone

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Well, I am getting really fed up with my Moto G4+.  It has started to suffer from the phantom touch issue they can end up with.  It is getting worse and worse too.  I pre-ordered a HTC U11 through Sprint since they are my carrier and I also get two free Amazon Echo Dots with it as well.  I haven’t had a HTC phone for quite a while, so I hope it is good as it sounds like it will be.

Cryptocurrency

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Well,

I got back into the cryptocurrency world.  I’ve been mining XMR at https://supportxmr.com/.  Really good people there.  I’ve also been investing in Siacoin and offering storage to people.  Finally I’ve been using the Poloniex Lending Bot to automate Bitcoin loans to make more money.  I’m just about to the point where I can afford a remote starter for my car.  Really looking forward to that since my car no longer has the time to warm up on my drive to/from work.

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.

Laptop

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Well,

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.

SSL Fun

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Well,

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).

W00t

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Well,

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

EdgeOS HE.net IPv6 Tunnel

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

So, I decided to finally get my EdgeOS HE.net 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 HE.net IPv4 firewall rule as the second in your list.

Now we create the tunnel to HE.net.  Replace 2001:470:xxxx:482::2/64 with your Client IPv6 address, 184.105.253.14 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 & HE.net tunnel info at the same time.

Now commit and save your configuration, and issue a ping6 google.com.  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 google.com).