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Backup/Sync Cloud storage Linux

How to move/copy data on Backblaze B2  –  the fast, cheap and easy way using Packet.com

An important update Backblaze officially added a “server side copy”-feature to their B2 service in August of 2019. Details can be found in this post on their blog. Most tools that support B2 have already added support for the new feature as well, so copying/moving data on B2 has become rather simple. No more need […]

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Networking

How to stop your Draytek Vigor router/modem from broadcasting it’s DSL status on port 4944

I recently switched to using a Draytek Vigor router in modem-mode or “full-bride”-mode for PfSense. The setup was extremely simple, everything worked right away. Plus, the speeds were pretty much exactly what my DSL plan promises. However, I noticed something odd when checking the firewall logs in PfSense: Some device was broadcasting something via UDP […]

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Cloud storage PHP

How to access Nextcloud using WebDAV and PHP

A little over a month ago, I discovered Nextcloud. An easy to set up, open-source and self-hosted alternative cloud storage solution (that can actually do a lot more than sync files). After testing it for a bit, I decided to switch from Dropbox to a Nextcloud instance that’s hosted on an everyday web server. However, […]

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Games Windows

How to get ParaWorld to run on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

I had not played Paraworld since I switched to Windows 7 (or Vista even) because I simply could not get the game to work. Years later I found a blog post explaining how to get it to run on Windows 7. However, the download link for the fix the blog provides is no longer working […]

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Backup/Sync Cloud storage Linux

How to set up a sync/backup to AWS Glacier on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04/18.04)

Amazon recently announced that the unlimited storage plan for it’s Cloud Drive will be discontinued. The new plans cost 99.99€ per terabyte per year. Since I had my entire Plex media library backed up to my unlimited storage Amazon Cloud Drive, I needed to find a similarly cheap alternative. Amazon Cloud Drive used to cost […]

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Linux Networking Webserver Windows

Can’t create or delete directories on an NGINX WebDAV server? Here’s how to fix that!

I like NGINX. For the same reasons that make a lot of people like NGINX: it’s lightweight, it’s simple and it is great to set up a reverse proxy. I have it set up on a Raspberry Pi that functions as a reverse proxy and that is collecting statistics for Unsplash and similar stock photo […]

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Linux NAS Networking Synology Webserver

How to log a WebDAV clients real ip when using a Synology DiskStation behind a reverse proxy

I am using a Synology DiskStation NAS behind a reverse proxy. One of the services I use is WebDAV. Connecting, transferring files etc. was and is working fine . The logs, however, always showed the ip address of my reverse proxy — even though my reverse proxy passes the real ip. After digging through the internet and then […]

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Opinion

The problem with Pixabay

Providing a platform that enables users to share their images with the world is great. Pixabay (like many similar platforms) does just that: It’s a platform that lets users publish images under the CC0 license. The images can be downloaded and used for free by anyone for any purpose — no attribution or permission required. So, what […]

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Opinion

I really do love Unsplash, but…

I use Unsplash a lot. I’m visiting the site every single day to scroll through and see what new photos creatives from all over the world have posted to be used for free by others. There’s just one little thing that bugs me: The way new photos are being placed on unsplash.com/new. When a new […]