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Another High End-Cheap Tech Video: This One Covers How I do Stuff At Work!

Tonight we have another video from your’s truly and it covers how I get stuff done at work. I actually did this for our dealership channel but added a small preface to explain why I am sharing it here and on my new YouTube Channel.

It is pretty basic and straight to the point. Bottom line is you can use older gear and get the job done and it will look alright!

There really isn’t a lot to explain here before the video, although it was all done on on my Zotac Ci323, supposedly inferior Nano-Box PC.

So let us get right to the video, because I am sure you are on pins and needles…..okay, probably not, but watch it and visit the Channel and look at the links to where I work and check them out also! You will also find them at the end of this post.

So without further rambling, here is the video!

 

 

 

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Today’s Hi12 Report! This Thing Is Still Fantastic After More Than a Year!

So today I decided it was time for another video for our new YouTube Channel on High End Cheap Tech. The video went well but it took more than 3 hours to process the video due to the idiot (me) operating the keyboard here.

But I finally got it done and here I am sharing it, although somehow about 4 hours of my day has gone into the toilet.  I won’t go into the issues, although a power failure killed the first edit on the Zotac PC. Yeah, we can’t plan for those now can we?

I also found a way to shoot nice steady screen shot video at 1080p using the worst phone mount ever created, but it did get the job done.

So all of that being said, there is one minor correction in the video and that is the voice over should mention that I use the Hi12 to EDIT, not shoot all the videos I do for work. The camera’s on most inexpensive tablets are horrible, the camera on my old BLU Studio Energy 2 is still quite good!

So let us get right to the video in question and as usual, please like it, please leave comments and please subscribe and share!

In a few minutes we will have another video worth sharing from Andrew over at AMDTech on the HP Envy X2 ,Win 10 on ARM 2 in 1 notebook.

That is all for the moment,

Tim

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The HiBook News: We Are Back On Cable! Uh, Well Not The Server Just Yet.

So without any help from an outside source we now have cable in my new apartment. It certainly isn’t the fastest, but with roughly 30+ GB  down loads and 17+  GB uploads it is pretty decent.

It is nice to have essentially no data limits again and not have to depend on my phone for internet connectivity.  Of course we still need some help on this site so always make sure to click those donate buttons!

Of course Mediacom stuck us with a Hitron modem/wireless router and it isn’t exactly up to snuff. I am going to ask them for a Cisco modem. Much faster and then I can use my TP-Link router to it’s full extent, but that is for another day.

I am just happy to be able to watch YouTube at full HD res and to be able to use multiple devices at once. We will be adding a video or two in the next few days and hopefully we can begin to get folks to check out the new YouTube channel. I know, there isn’t much there now at all, but you can’t have a lot of videos until you make the first few, now can you?

I did use the Hi12 all evening to watch a few TV episodes that I needed to catch up on and it worked great. No hiccups on WiFi N  (2.4 gHz) and the Zotac here is connecting at a fairly steady 392-433 mb/s on WiFi ac (5 gHz).

So that is all I have for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: How To Fix a Broken Web Server And Relearn Things You Forgot!

Originally posted 2017-08-16 22:22:47.

The other evening I was trying to check the time settings on the Hi12 version of this site and lo and behold Webmin was dead. Sure the server was working okay, but Webmin is a super handy tool for tweaking your Linux machine.

So I spent literally hours trying to fix it. I read all the how to info available on the Inter-web and even from other planets! No fix worked and I determined before going to bed that although the server was fine, it was time to re-create the VM, (virtual machine), for this site.

So while at work today, using the Hi12 for its normal chores I went ahead and cleaned off my microSD card and began the build. Now obviously I don’t run the actual server from a microSD card, but better to build it and check it then copy it over.

Step 1: proceed to turnkeylinux.org and grab the latest LAMP stack ISO.  Roughly 262mb of download later, we are ready to install!

Step 2: Open up the VMWare Player and create a new VM, point it to the ISO, copy the settings used on the previous VM, (the broken one), and click play. Run the install, fairly straightforward.

Step 3: Fire it up after installing all the updates, etc. Okay, belay the excitement, because now all the little stuff needs to be tweaked! The list is not that big, but trying to remember it all, was helped  a great deal by searching my own posts on this very server! So below is the list:

  • install php5-gd
  • install php5-curl
  • install php-pear
  • install imagemajick
  • edit the php.ini file to allow larger uploads and a max of 128MB for php
  • edit the Apache web serve ports.conf file, (using Webmin), to Listen on port 8080
  • create the Virtual Host in Webmin and copy the directives from the other tablet!
  • using Webmin, create the database in MySQL for the server.
  • FTP in using the SSH port via the local IP, since this thing ain’t live yet and upload WordPress to the same directory as on the active server.

Okay, that takes care of the little stuff, but now we have to FTP/SSH in, using SSH and upload  WordPress and chmod the directories. That is followed by running the WordPress install and pointing it to the database we created earlier. Also time to update any re-direct files you may have, such as the redirect that takes folks from tabletserver.com:8080/ to the actual WordPress site at tabletserver.com/wordpress.

After copying the entire VM to the main drive you do the following. You wait until you are home from work where you can assign a fixed IP in your router to said VM. Then you reboot it about three times to make sure it is getting the same IP.

Now after setting your port forwarding to the correct IP you fire it up, install WordPress and then immediately install Updraft Plus. Then you simply lookup your most recent backup, (which I did remotely on the HiBook from work), and restore from backup!

The end result is this post! The huge bonus is, it freed up roughly 9gb on the Hi12. With  the server running I currently have 17GB free space! I have no idea why the previous version was gobbling up the entire 12gb allocated space, since the server is not using anywhere near 25% of its size limit and was set to allocate space dynamically. That may just be the way it works, but I now have a copy of a virtually unused server with everything set, so I can always repeat this process in about 1/10th the time.

Obviously before I move this entire VM onto the HiBook I will allow it to run for a few evenings to see if I have missed anything, but it appears that so far it is working 100%.

That folks is all I have for this evening, except for one small note….

THIS IS POST NUMBER 600! Not too bad for a server running on a variety of inexpensive tablets/laptops and different operating systems!

Tim

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Tim Rambles On About Stuff That Just Plain Works!

Tonight we have a somewhat long video that adheres to my tradition of crappy videos, but offers up info that is actually useful, without the frills, nifty background  nor any real plugs for anything, except of course the HiBook site donations page.

This was all shot on what one would consider sub-standard equipment but if you watch you will get the point. You don’t need all the latest tech to get the job done!

I am not saying that the latest tech isn’t cool, but I simply try to remind folks that there are ways to cut your tech costs by not being sucked into the latest tech frenzy.

This was all shot in terrible lighting, on a BLU Studio Energy 2 phone that is what I use at work to shoot videos on all our cars  almost everyday. Obviously outdoor shooting is a huge advantage, but I have not yet yielded to the temptation to get a slightly larger phone with a better camera, because I simply love the 5000 mAh battery and AMOLED screen on this phone and, yeah, it just plain works.

So all that being said below is my latest crappy video!

That is all for now,

Tim

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