Old Notes


SSD: how to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 19
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd

Asunder
- is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, Opus, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files.
http://littlesvr.ca/asunder/
"sudo apt install asunder lame"

LibreOffice Getting Started Guide
https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/getting-started-guide/

LibreOffice: A history of document freedom
https://opensource.com/article/18/9/libreoffice-history

Open Port Finder
https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

Nextcloud
- is a free and open source cloud storage and collaboration platform that you can install on your own computer to have total control and privacy of your data. Apps are available Android and iOS.
https://nextcloud.com/
https://nextcloud.com/install/

Install Nextcloud with a Snap 

1) Perform a minimal Ubuntu 18.04.1 installation
2) Update Ubuntu
3) Install the Nextcloud Snap
sudo snap install nextcloud
4) Find your server IP address
ifconfig or ip a
5) If you use ifconfig you may have to install the net-tools package 
6) Open a web browser and type in your newly found IP address from above
7) Follow the Nextcloud admin account creation screen
8) Now enjoy a safe, secure and private home for all your data

Samsung DeX Pad
• Turn your phone into a computer and use it as a touchpad to navigate the Galaxy Desktop
• Rich desktop-like experience complete with contextual menus, drag-and-drop functionality and multiple, resizable windows
• Fast charge your compatible Galaxy smartphone from the Galaxy S8 and up while you work to stay productive wherever business takes you
https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/mobile/accessories/docks/dex-pad-ee-m5100tbegus/
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/samsung-dex-pad

Plan your digital afterlife with the Google Inactive Account Manager
https://publicpolicy.googleblog.com/2013/04/plan-your-digital-afterlife-with.html

Google's "Deadman's Switch"
can be used in combination with a feature of LastPass in case of death. This will grant access to your digital life to a surviving relative.
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3036546?hl=en

LastPass - Set Up and Manage Emergency Access
https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass/help/set-up-and-manage-emergency-access-lp030013  

9 flowchart and diagramming tools for Linux
https://opensource.com/article/18/8/flowchart-diagramming-linux

How to make a live Ubuntu 18.04 USB with a persistent storage of more than 4GB
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1051543/how-
to-make-a-live-ubuntu-18-04-usb-with-a-persistent-storage-of-more-than-4gb

How to remove old kernels in grub2, including files?
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1049599/how-to-remove-old-kernels-in-grub2-including-files

SwapFaq
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq

Snap Store - Install Linux apps in seconds
https://snapcraft.io/store

How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux
https://itsfoss.com/mount-exfat/

Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) or its version 2.x variant, Unified EFI (UEFI)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI 

UEFI Installing - Tips
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375 

Hacker News
https://news.ycombinator.com/

You Can Now Create Your Own Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Live System with Pinguy Builder
https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-create-your-own-ubuntu-18-04-lts-live-system-with-pinguy-builder-520733.shtml

Pinguy Builder For *buntu 17.04/17.10/18.04
https://pinguyos.com/2018/04/pinguy-builder-for-buntu-17-04-17-10-18-04-using-ubiquity/

Pinguy OS
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/ISO_Builder/

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-yoga/ThinkPad-X1-Yoga-3rd-Gen/p/22TP2TXX13Y

AVADirect Custom Computers - Clevo N141WU
https://www.avadirect.com/Clevo-N141WU-14-FHD-Core-i7-Intel-UHD-Graphics-620-Custom-Laptop/Configure/12064161

How To Check Ubuntu Version and Other System Information
https://itsfoss.com/how-to-know-ubuntu-unity-version/
lsb_release -a

Generate a Battery Report:
Linux:
upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0

Windows:
powercfg /batteryreport /output C:\Users\alan\Desktop\battery_report.html
Replace "alan" with your username

LabEx - Free Listing of Alpha Quality Tutorials with Virtual Environment
https://labex.io/courses

Let's Encrypt - is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.
https://letsencrypt.org/

California Consumer Privacy Act
https://www.caprivacy.org/

DuckDuckGo
- We’re setting the new standard of trust online, empowering people to take control of their information.
https://duckduckgo.com/ 
https://start.duckduckgo.com/

Bangs allow you to search on thousands of sites, directly.
https://start.duckduckgo.com/bang

Terms of Service – Didn’t Read
https://tosdr.org/

Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/

InputJive
- The handheld keyboard and mouse computer input device.
http://inputjive.com/ 

Diagramming You Network:

Ralph's current network

Ralphs network notes, etc.

Programs to diagram your network:

Gliffy
https://www.gliffy.com/

yEd Graph Editor
http://www.yworks.com/products/yed 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yed+graph+editor

LibreOffice - Draw
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/

Dia Diagram Editor
http://dia-installer.de/
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia

Lenovo Yoga 920
- I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.
http://alanraul.com/yoga/

ViewDNS.info
http://viewdns.info/

Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting
https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-linux-show-different-times/ 

SSL Server Test
- This free online service performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server on the public Internet.
https://globalsign.ssllabs.com/

IP Leak privacy test:
IP-address, DNS, WebRTC and others
http://ipleak.com/

MX LOOKUP
- This test will list MX records for a domain in priority order. The MX lookup is done directly against the domain's authoritative name server, so changes to MX Records should show up instantly. You can click Diagnostics , which will connect to the mail server, verify reverse DNS records, perform a simple Open Relay check and measure response time performance. You may also check each MX record (IP Address) against 105 DNS based blacklists . (Commonly called RBLs, DNSBLs)
https://mxtoolbox.com/

Basic BASH Script Automatically Installs Programs in Ubuntu
Ralph Sutter
created a script that, when run from a terminal, automatically installs certain programs in Ubuntu or Ubuntu-like systems.
http://www.slolug.com/files/bash-script.pdf

Synergy
– Share Your Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers
https://www.fossmint.com/synergy-share-your-mouse-and-keyboard-between-multiple-computers/

4K Download -
Our apps allow you to download the content from YouTube and other video platforms, backup Instagram photos, convert video to mp3 and to create and share wonderful slideshows. Every app runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.
https://www.4kdownload.com/

How to Delete Old Unused Kernels in Debian and Ubuntu
https://www.tecmint.com/remove-old-kernel-in-debian-and-ubuntu/

VeraCrypt
is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html

How to Create an Encrypted USB Flash Drive with VeraCrypt
https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-encrypted-usb-with-veracrypt/

Network Analyzer
- is an all-in-one app for network analysis, scanning and problem detection. Network Analyzer is equipped with a high-performance wifi device discovery, including all the device's addresses, manufacturers and names.
https://techet.net/netanalyzer

edX FREE Online Courses
https://www.edx.org/

CodeSLO
is a place for learning to code, and for helping others to learn.
https://www.meetup.com/codeslo/

All in One – System Rescue Toolkit
The All in One Linux distribution is an Ubuntu-based (Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS base) live disc for performing system rescue, data retrieval and hardware tests. This utility disc is designed to quickly and efficiently aid a technician with troubleshooting and repairing Windows based PC's.
https://paul.is-a-geek.org/aio-srt/

Grub2
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/

Reinstall Grub2 from a LiveCD Terminal
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing#via_GRUB2_Rescue_mode
Example:
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda


Older article, but still some good info and comments
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245

Barton's Blog
https://bartongeorge.io/

Sweet Home 3D
is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D. It's avaiable to download for Linux, MacOS and Windows.
http://www.sweethome3d.com/

GParted (GNOME Partition Editor)
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

wattOS
- is a lightweight Linux operating system remastered from the core Ubuntu Linux 16.04.1 build. It is a free operating system that focuses on a small footprint, low power and a simple quick interface that you can easily add whatever you want.
http://planetwatt.com/new/

FREE Audio Converter and CD Ripper
https://www.freac.org/
https://www.freac.org/index.php/en/downloads-mainmenu-33/229-snapshot-20151122

Linux AIO (All In One)
brings you some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian Live, Fedora) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD / DVD DL or USB 4GB+/8GB+ flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full system experience.
http://linuxaio.net/

The Linux Alternative Project
http://www.linuxalt.com/

alternativeTo
http://alternativeto.net/platform/linux/

Netgear GS108Ev2
– ProSAFE Plus 8-port Switch - managed switch which supports VLAN tagging
https://www.netgear.com/support/product/GS108Ev2.aspx/

Eero Wireless Mesh
https://eero.com/

QNAP TS-453A
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/model.php?II=212

Network Diagram

Software Boutique
was created for Ubuntu Mate.
By running the following command on any flavor of Ubuntu you can install the Software Boutique. 

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-welcome

Remmina
is a Remote Desktop Client for Linux
http://www.remmina.org/wp/

BlueGriffon
is a "WYSIWYG" content editor for the World Wide Web.
http://www.bluegriffon.org/

stockplop External USB 3.0 SSD & HDD Enclosure
https://www.stockplop.com/
http://www.amazon.com/pure-plop-anodized-aluminum-enclosure/dp/B0112JEKM6/
Comes in a variety of flavors...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=stockplopUS

Shuttle SH170R6 Mini PC
- Windows 10 computer virtualizing different Linux distributions with a 28" 4K monitor.
http://alanraul.com/10/

Boot a Linux USB flash drive from Windows 10 running with Secure Boot Enabled
PDF Instructions

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer
http://www.infocus.com/kangaroo

Kangaroo
is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC
http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/26/kangaroo-is-an-amazing-99-windows-10-portable-pc/

Kangaroo
is a Pocket-Sized Battery-Powered Windows 10 PC
http://www.pcper.com/news/Systems/Kangaroo-Pocket-Sized-Battery-Powered-Windows-10-PC 

DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS OF LINUX [KDE/GNOME/XFCE/LXDE]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlmgwHAXgB4

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t20/pd
 
$159.73
including tax and FREE delivery

David A. Cox Youtube Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TechTalkAmerica/videos

How to Make a Windows 10 USB Bootable Flash Drive
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-USB-Bootable

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

Make a USB Flash Drive Bootable

From a administrator command prompt...
diskpart
list disk
select disk ?
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=ntfs quick label=”WINDOWS 10”
exit


SimpleScreenRecorder
- is a screen recorder for Linux. Despite the name, this program is actually quite complex. It's 'simple' in the sense that it's easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC :).
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/

Intel NUC
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html

Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 Server
(A Home Server running Windows 10)
This home server can also be configured to run Linux, FreeBSD, etc.
http://alanraul.com/server/

Shuttle DS437T Fanless Slim-PC - a HTPC running Windows 10 Pro
http://alanraul.com/437t/

System76 14.1" Lemur Ultra Laptop
http://alanraul.com/76/

Where are System76 desktop computers built?
Microsel of Colorado LLC DBA Trinware
http://trinware.com/
http://trinware.com/node/426

Buy a Linux Computer
http://linuxpreloaded.com/

AVADirect
is a custom computer manufacturer. AVADirect builds computers for business and home use, custom gaming PCs, laptops, workstations PCs, and servers at the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship.
http://www.avadirect.com/

Networking With Address Reservations
http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/webmaster/article.php/3799551/Networking-With-Address-Reservations.htm

Grub Customizer
- a graphical grub2 settings manager
https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer

Ralph Sutter Ubuntu server presentation NOTES

How to Make an Ubuntu File Server
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAYZ0DJ-U4

Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-gui-on-ubuntu-server-14-04-gnome/

Lightweight desktop environment for ubuntu server
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/lightweight-desktop-environment-for-ubuntu-server/

How to add a stripped down Gnome desktop graphical user interface. From the terminal:
sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
70A4000HUX i3-4130 3.4GHz Server Desktop Computer
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F6EK9J2/

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t20/pd?oc=bectc4

QNAP
http://www.qnap.com/

SYNOLOGY
http://www.synology.com/

Grub Customizer
https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-grub-customizer-in-ubuntu-13-04.html

Velocity Micro VMUltra Drive - External Optical, USB Hub, SD card reader
http://www.velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=234

LibreCAD
http://librecad.org/cms/home.html

How to setup remote desktop sharing in Ubuntu Linux w/ VNC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY75u6TthH4

RealVNC
http://www.realvnc.com/

Download VNC Open
http://www.realvnc.com/download/open/

WindowsDualBoot
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Miscellaneous Links:

http://www.dd-wrt.com

http://www.metageek.net

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal

http://www.solid-run.com/

http://us.shuttle.com/

HandBrake
- is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.
http://handbrake.fr/

HowTo: Linux Hard Disk Encryption With LUKS
http://www.cyberciti.biz/hardware/howto-linux-hard-disk-encryption-with-luks-cryptsetup-command/

Super Talent Express RC8 USB 3.0 flash Drive

http://www.supertalent.com/products/stt_usb_detail.php?type=USB%203.0%20Express%20RC8#