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Monday, April 4, 2022

Manjaro Plasma Remmina Remote Desktop Bug Fonts Not Showing

Try rebooting first and if that doesn't work run this (with caution)

rm -rf ~/.cache/fontconfig
sudo fc-cache -r -v

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Manjaro Plasma Intellij Ultimate/DataGrip Passwords not Caching Properly Bug Fix

Passwords may fail to save in the native Linux keychain and you will be prompted to enter your git password for Intellij Ultimate and DataGrip. One workaround is to store passwords inside KeePass instead

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Privacy Policy - Google Play


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NextCloud Deployed in Homelab


Following this post, I was able to get Nextcloud running with a LAMP stack on Ubuntu 20.04.

I had to make a few tweaks to fit the configuration to my environment. Even though I am running it on a low-powered box, it has no trouble with concurrent uploads/downloads. The bottleneck is the network as expected.

The mobile UI is faster than the desktop however my cellphone connection is weaker, hence the slower upload speed. Finding what you are looking for is intuitive and everything works as expected.

With a normal connection speed, uploads proceeded at the expected rate.

My initial impressions of Nextcloud are positive and I would recommend it for a homelab or potentially a backup/special use case system in an enterprise environment. It is useful for simple file transfers and the collaboration tools seem promising. https configuration using Letsencrypt is simple and provides sufficient privacy.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Penetration Testing My Home Network

I have a basic router for my home network:

The builtin management tools are surprisingly sufficient, I am able to configure DDNS, DMZ, Port forwarding, and automatic wifi channel switching.

I disabled WAN access to ping and to the management page which is clearly working well when I attempted accessing it from a hotspot on my Parrot OS laptop. (learn more about ParrotOS here)

Both the DDNS address and direct IP wouldn't allow any attacks from OWASP ZAP to get through:

Even the test I ran from internal (the router sees it as LAN even though I access it via WAN at didn't have many vulnerabilities and none of them were critical. However, I was a little bummed to see the vulnerability for clickjacking...

So far so good on the pen-test. Next up is to see how it handles direct attacks against the VPN and NextCloud

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

UrBackup - Open-Source Backup Server

Today I managed to get my UrBackup server running fairly quickly. Linux has a small error with con files but everything else seems to be working fine. You can find the downloads and guides here:

In my experience, this server works well and is reliable despite being free. I have implemented it successfully both in an enterprise and homelab.

It allows backup of specific files, drives, as well as scheduling. The server has a good variety of settings that you would expect for a backup server, including AD integration and backing up over the internet.

My next project will be to see how this works using OpenVPN and going directly over the internet.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Jenkins and DDNS OpenVPN

Jenkins is configured with BlueOcean and OpenVPN is now set to use which is a free DDNS service from My router is set to push changes to my public IP to noip.