ITCooky Recipes

Lets cooky it yammy things!

Lets play old console games on Raspberry Pi 3 in the NesPi case!

The mouse and keyboard are the real gamer weapons, the rest is not worth it. Honestly, in the 90s I didn’t play consoles at all, although a little earlier, I used to play on the Atari 2600. But the rest of the people played a lot …

…and the old games are still fascinating, they are no longer graphically suitable, but each one has its own charm and they are really complex. So the retro game simulator must be in every home! 30 years ago I saw Star Wars and did not know that there was such a detailed world, there were already so many games of consal that expanded that universe, judging by the first level, I could not go to the next, it is very hard!

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How to use Linux on Windows through Windows Subsystem for Linux – with examples!

There is an opportunity to use Linux (almost 100%) through the built-in features of Windows 10! For what? For automation using console commands. Windows is called Windows (window) for a reason, because you have to do everything with your hands and eyes, although initially in the history of computers everything worked automatically with information on the console using commands and regular expressions. The size of the information is growing, the literacy of the users too, the complexity and the practicality of the tasks as well, and therefore, Microsoft has released Linux on Windows, because its PowerShell scripting language has not taken off, it is not multiplatform, It is closed, not widely used, so there are no working examples for every occasion! And in Linux, this is all there, because it has been used and developed for decades!

I will put Windows 10 on a virtual machine, that iso www.microsoft.com/en-us/ evalcenter / evaluate-windows-10-enterprise Works 90 days free! Incredibly freshly downloaded, she stays for an hour to update something

Well, if you read that you are already used to Windows, but that surprises me, every time I launch Windows, rarely!

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How to send multiple emails from Excel with personalized content!

It is an atypical task, but it happens: you have to send 100 users their 100 new passwords, and how, by hand or something like that? If you have an office suite with Excel and Outlook in Windows (well I don’t have one), you can do it from an Excel sheet, I have a solution, almost, easy and elegant!

You must first activate Macros in Excel and add the Developer tab to ribben – find out how by itself, here I have a picture about Macros

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Lets monitor website with Node-Red and reports on Twitter!

I noticed that the marketing department of any hoster is more concerned with the quality of the service than the IT department! And they even respond on Twitter and they even promise to improve something … That on the one hand, on the other hand, when my site is dead, I don’t understand how it happened and when – that’s why I search on Twitter for the answer: if a meteorite fell on M9 or crooked hands again! So I decided to help myself and the marketing specialists to automatically report to Twitter when the site dies. I’ll do it on Node-Red, this is a Scratch adult analog! Image for a better understanding:

As the base I will use this wonderful article. dev.to/webhookrelay/ creating-your-own-health-check-monitor-with-node-red-51fn , but I did almost everything differentlye!

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How to move a WordPress website, with the phpBB forum, to the new RUVDS server with everything and letsencrypt, http2!

I’ve already moved multiple times from one VPS to another (last time in 2016 here Configuring, moving, testing a new VPS on CentOS 6! ). It is easy to realize that it is time to run away from one hoster to the other. First, you should look at the cost, if your hoster is far behind the market, then the hoster is already rotten, at least it has stopped developing and growing. Second – website is slow in the afternoons with the same configuration and the number of visitors as at morning, this is not a shortage of resources, just an old server: a crappy hoster!

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Powershell script to update the 1C Enterprise client on several PCs over the network!

Powershell is also useful … if you believe in it … if you force it! There are a thousand PCs and an IT specialist (also a system administrator, infrastructure specialist, “the It gay”, loader, counter), and you have to update 1C 8.3 the day before yesterday!
1C itself is also a wonderful thing, the database is linked to a specific version of the client that searches and runs on the user’s PC! And the versions of this client are updated several times per year and it works only with a specific version of the database, it is not a junk like SAP GUI with minor updates only every 5 years – 1C is a live system, you always need to correct some Bugs and kick it with pissed rags to make it work!

But, returning to Powershell, for it to work on computers, they must be in the AD domain, and the permissions to run Powershell Remote must be set in some way through AD GP!

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How to access the home server behind NAT, externally by ssh tunnel, through a server on the Internet!

For example, there is a server at home and I want to connect to it through ssh (maybe even through scp), well, just to check how he is. I used to do it through a VPN like this Remote access to my FreeBSD home server through OpenVPN! and it even worked, the cable ISP router usually does port forwanding, I just had to know the external IP. But now I tried to do port forwanding on the router of a mobile Internet provider, and nothing, it seems that I have to pay for that separately and it only works if you buy a static IP …

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How to store critical data, at low cost, in Soft Mirror RAID in Ubuntu!

I have noticed one thing, I stopped paying attention to the best solutions in computer technology. Perhaps thanks to the understanding of own technical needs. Everything I have will soon turn 10 years old, some things have already fulfilled more! The shock and restlessness I had after installing Voodoo 2 and playing Quake II at 640×480 will no longer be possible, even with the 8K image. So I am updating something when, well, it has already died or should already die!

At home, the data traffic is not that large, so the server still works on SATA II. To store particularly valuable data, I used 2 HDDs in a duplicate software array, but they are already very old in 2008, that is also the reason why RAID works in mirror mode!

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Let’s beat spam calls via PSTN line with Asterisk with IVR by Grandstream ht813 on OrangePi PC Plus!

Surely you have a landline phone, probably, even if it is not connected and you do not use it! In my case, he hasn’t been working for more than two days, because some rookie musicians call me and play their music without even saying their names!


The idea is to connect this PSTN telephone line to the VOip Gateway FXS / FXO, pass calls to Asterisk IVR and then ask a simple question “If you are a person, press 7” and then the call goes to a phone.

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Let’s install Kodi Home Media Center on the RaspberryPi 4 in the Flirc case!

CAUTION: February 2020: Google completely blocks work of Yotube in Kodi!

For example, if you have an old TV, not Smart, and how do you see Youtube (see disclaimer) on it? Of course, any mini computer will be for thid, i used a Raspberry Pi 3B in RetroPi with passive cooling systrema, but I decided to make a dandy (a SNES clone usual in Russia in the 90-th years) with it, for a new player video I chose the most elegant option!

DISCLAIMER: Add-on Youtube for Kodi
Well, Yotube in Kodi is not like a smartTV, here are all the oddities, decide if you need it or not!
– There is no official YouTube add-on for Kodi, just like for the Google Movie
– I have to do additional setup to obtain good image quality
– It crashes quickly, writes that the quota (what quota?) has ended. It is necessary to go through Google developer registration, to solve it
– Cannot display ads
– He doesn’t like many buttons press, like rewind and exit – Kodi hangs up and restarts

I bought this kit at AmazonCanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Kit (2GB RAM) , surprisingly, the price still turned out to be cheaper than buying off-line (5000RUR without PSU and delivery)! The set costs $ 62.99 delivery $ 19.23 in hands, by courier!

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