How to fix Kubuntu 16.04

I’m a bit strange in the head in that I quite like KDE. Yeah, some will claim it’s bloated (it’s not actually that bad, it just caches a lot and free RAM is wasted RAM), slow (it does have a lot of effects, which you can turn off) and fiddly (there are a lot of . . . → Read More: How to fix Kubuntu 16.04

UPS PIco on a Pi B+ running OSMC

The UPS PIco is a great piece of kit from the folks over at pimodules. It’s a simple to install UPS that can give you RPi some much needed resilience. In my case, it was for a RPi being used as a media centre in a location with dodgy power. Whilst it had scraped through . . . → Read More: UPS PIco on a Pi B+ running OSMC

OpenWRT Part 4 – Realtime Black Lists and Fail2Ban

These are not OpenWWRT packages, but scripts developed by a user on the OpenWRT Forums. The come as a series of config files and scripts, both are pretty simple to install.

Realtime Black Lists – sub2rbl

What this does download a number of blacklists of the web on a schedule (i.e. cron) and then, via . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part 4 – Realtime Black Lists and Fail2Ban

OpenWRT Part 3 – Network-level blocks

This will be a guide on how to configure network-level blocks to restrict malware, advertising and other unwanted media entering the network. You’ll have to reach your own moral conclusions on whether or not this is something you wish to pursue. By not allowing adverts on to your LAN, you will be depriving the sites . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part 3 – Network-level blocks

OpenWRT Part 2 – Guest network

A guest network isn’t just for the paranoid, it’s a great idea to prevent you main SSID passphrase leaking and keeping your important IT kit more secure. You know, that special one with all the, ahem, research material. 😛 How far you want to go with the guest network is up to you really:

Just . . . → Read More: OpenWRT Part 2 – Guest network