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Best Power Supply for Mining Cryptocurrency (updated for 2022)

The Best Power Supply for Mining

When building a GPU based mining rig, our research shows there is a lot of misinformation going around that makes it difficult to decide what to purchase. This has a lot to do with the nature of mining. Its something that just about anyone with a little cash can do, if they can follow directions […]

OpenVPN MTU: Finding the Correct Settings

Fix OpenVPN MTU problems

Finding correct OpenVPN MTU and MSSFIX settings can really drive you batty. No really. It’s ridiculous how much trouble MTU settings can cause and how often people don’t realize that MTU is actually what’s causing the problem! My Experience with OpenVPN MTU Problems As many of you are aware, I run a ton of VPNs.  […]

Raspberry Pi Unifi Controller Setup

Raspberry Pi Unifi Controller

Ubiquiti (and their Unifi gear) have become my go to for just about anything network related. Their gear is feature rich, rock solid, and seems to really “just work”.  We couldn’t be bigger fans.  Since Unifi gear runs a Software Defined Network (SDN), it is not configured like traditional routers and switches via a command-line […]

Replicating a Synology to my Brother’s House

Replicating a Synology

I back up a lot of my smaller items to an AWS S3 bucket. Unfortunately, AWS can be a super expensive proposition for large amounts of data. I have over 26 terabytes of media on my NAS, a combination of my PLEX library, family photos and videos, Geek Pub archival footage, and other random things.  […]

VPN between Friends and Family (VPN Between Houses)

VPN between Friends and Family

After publishing my updated home network tour article, many of you asked to know more about my firewall setup and all of these VPN connections I mentioned. So in this article we’re going to cover our VPN between friends and family aka,  a VPN between houses! VPN Between Friends and Family Video Let’s Start with […]

Tour of My Home Network (2020 Update)

Tour of my Home Network

About three years ago I did a tour of my home network (old tour) and it turned out to be one of my most popular articles on The Geek Pub. Being that so much has changed since then, I decided it is time to do an update tour!  Stick around til the end of this […]

Block .DS_Store Files on a Synology NAS

Block .DS_Store Files on a Synology NAS

If you’re like most system administrators who have a mixed Windows, Linux, and Mac environment it probably drives you mad (and your users too) that there are these “.DS_Store” files all over your network shares. These files are used by MacOS to store custom attributes about a folder layout. Such as sort order, position and […]

ADS-B Using a Raspberry Pi Flightradar24

If you’re not familiar with Flightradar24, you should be! It’s a fantastic service that tracks flights all over the world using ADS-B data. You can track ADS-B using a Raspberry Pi and send the data automatically to Flightradar24. In return for your service they will give you a $499 professional business subscription for FREE to […]

Using Xbox One Controllers on a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi‘s are amazing devices. A lot of people turn them into gaming devices by running Retropie and even building arcade machines from them. So it only makes sense that some of us would want to connect an Xbox One controller to the Raspberry Pi!  However, using Xbox One controllers on a Raspberry Pi is […]

Setting up WordPress on a Raspberry Pi

If you followed our previous article about configuring a Raspberry Pi as a web server, then you’re going to love this article. We’re going to go through the process of setting up WordPress on a Raspberry Pi. You’ll be able to make your Pi into a full personal blogging appliance. Project Parts List In case […]