Computers

Posts about modern computers and peripherals

pfSense Hangs at Booting

pfSense is literally one of the top open source (free as in beer) firewall packages you get get. Depending on who you ask it might be the very best. pfSense is not without its faults however, and in the most re...

Raspberry Pi Commodore 64

I've built a lot of arcades and packed them with Raspberry Pi goodness over the years, but today's project is going to be quite a bit different!  We're going to pack a Raspberry Pi running Retropie into a Commo...

How Retrobright Works!

Retrobighting (stylized Retr0bright) is a way of restoring aged plastics from the 1980s to their original color and/or appearance. Plastics from the early days of computing were all made from ABS plastic. ABS w...

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX is a simple task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes.  There are many operating systems that can be installed on The Geek Pub WANBOX.  Also supported is OpenSense, Ro...

4 in 1 PCIe Risers Tested and Explained

When building a GPU based mining rig you're obviously going to need a bunch of GPUs. These GPUs will be connected to a single motherboard. That immediately becomes a problem. Most motherboards only have one or ...

Is Alexa Safe?

I recently gave a tour of my home network. I walked around my home and showed all of the different electronic components of my home. This included the firewalls, routers, switches, cameras, and all of the devic...

Repairing the Commodore PET 4016

A few episodes back on The 8-Bit guy, David restored a vintage Commodore PET Model 4016. However, he left one thing incomplete. The space bar didn't work.  Since it wound up in my museum, repairing the Commodor...

Mining with a CPU (without a GPU)

When most miners think of mining, they tend to have visions of stacks of graphics cards (GPU) all lined up mining their favorite crypto-coins. It's true, a GPUs are great at mining and you can mine lots of diff...