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Date registered: December 27, 2014

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  1. RPi Setup — January 16, 2017
  2. Setup SSH — January 16, 2017
  3. Install tmux — January 16, 2017
  4. Use PiHole to resolve local DNS — January 16, 2017
  5. Backup the Android apps — January 16, 2017

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RPi Setup

This is a list of things that I like to do to every RPi/ Linux server that I setup for personal use.

Jan 16

Setup SSH

Generate a new SSH key ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C “sprinklers_pi” Update your computer to use the new one eval “$(ssh-agent -s)” ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa View your new public key cat /home/pi/.ssh/ Add it to authorized key file of other computers to allow this computer password-less SSH access vim ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Jan 16

Install tmux

Install the dependencies sudo apt-get install libevent-dev libncurses5-dev Download the latest version of the source code here wget “” Unpack the download tar xvfz tmux-2.3.tar.gz Move to that directory and compile the source code cd tmux-2.3/ ./configure && make Install the compiled code sudo make install Create a configuration file for later configuration and use …

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Jan 16

Use PiHole to resolve local DNS

dnsmasq will read any file in dnsmasq.d as a configuration file; this is how Pi-hole works too. The file (02-mydns.conf) you’ve added tells dnsmasq where to find another hosts file (hosts.mydomain). This will survive installs and updates by the Pi-Hole curl script. Anytime you update your hosts.mydomain file you will need to restart dnsmasq for …

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Jan 16

Backup the Android apps

These are commands and locations of the things I care about backing up on my phone.   abd pull /storage/emulated/0/FuelLog . abd pull /storage/emulated/0/data

Jan 16

Manually Flash Android OS

Download the image to flash. Nexus/ Pixel – Unpack the zip file and you are left with a bunch of files. Install adb and fastboot brew install android-platform-tools Put your phone into fastboot mode by pressing and holding the buttons Vol Down + Power If you want to unlock the bootloader to allow for …

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Jan 16

Setup Pihole

Run this command: curl -L | bash Setup router to point to Pi-Hole for DNS Edit the /etc/hosts file to add all computers to it for convenience Setup DNSCrypt instructions here

Jan 16

How to Set a Static IP Address

Find and edit the interfaces file sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces Find the block of code that look like this and replace it with the IP addresses that fit your network. face eth0 inet static netmask gateway address

May 03

Rom Switching Checklist

backup applications and data (TitaniumBackup) create flashable TitaniumBackup zip file (TitaniumBackup) backup all photos (dropbox) backup rom (TWRP) transfer rom backup to computer (ADB)

Dec 13

Boot into graphical mode on Kali

Find out what level you are currently running on who -r Find the name of the service manager currently running chkconfig –list | grep ‘2:on’ If gdm3 is not installed/ used, install it sudo apt-get install gdm3 If chkconfig is not installed, install it apt-get install chkconfig Turn ON the service to auto boot to …

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