NFS on Raspberry Pi with ufw, NTFS, and connect from KODI

So here was the problem. I have an NTFS external usb drive I wanted to connect to my RPi home server and share with NFS to an Amazon Fire TV with KODI. Couldn’t get it for the life of me. KODI wouldn’t even see the NFS server in browse. Finally figured it out. Firewall problem. So first part sets up regular NFS with an NTFS drive on an RPi suitable for NFSv4. The second part setups up for KODI devices. And finally I add Samba as a backup.   Part 1: Mount the drive.   Obviously plug in the harddrive. […]

Connecting a Sip Cisco 7940 IP Phone and Plivo

The time has come once again to share something that took me hours to fix. Most of the random projects I work on are really only useful to me when I finally have a breakthrough, but on rare occasion I do something that many boredom warriors have attempted, but been left with unanswered threads and no hope in sight. This is one of those occasions. I like to pay it forward in hopes that eventually this will help someone, somewhere in the future. The project? Hook a Cisco IP phone to a sip trunk. I decided I really don’t need […]

Wifi Anywhere. For free!

Edit (3/3/2018): Wow, this was pretty new/geek only information 10 years ago. Jailbreaking a phone and putting on other apps is common place now. I’ll leave this post, but it’s not exciting as it was back then.   It’s been an interesting day for me and my phone. I decided today, why not root the device? That means giving your user account on the phone full access to all of the data files and all of the phone process (same as Linux root). This is handy, because then you can have full access to the phone for backups, VNC control […]

Samsung Epic 4G TV-Out Not functional

Well, I got my Samsung Epic 4G about a week ago and thought it would be wonderful. But, unfortunately, I was lied to like so many others. The phone for some reason or another appears to have slightly different hardware then its GSM Galaxy S counter part (meaning this post applies to the CDMA Fascinate from Verizon as well). The CDMA phones from sam sung have a different 3.5mm headphone port driver chip then the GSM phones and apparently they are not cable of composite TV-out. I have heard that the option was available in the menus when the phone […]

Kindle 3 and Wireless Security (MAC Filtering)

I thought I would start off this new site with something remotely helpful. I hope. I received my new Kindle3 wifi on Sunday. Its a great device and I absolutely love it, but I had a terrible time connecting it to my wireless network. I live in one of those massive apartment complexes where EVERYONE has a wireless router. It becomes quite a hassle to secure yours when you know someone eventually is going to try to leech off of it. Being a geek, I went above and beyond (by far) what was necessary for security. I set up a […]