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|Disks||Dropbox||Free DNS @ afraid.org||HTML4.01||HTML5|
|Lizard Server||Mac OSX||NoIP||OzHosting||Python Hints|
|Python 2.7||Python 3.10||Raspberry Pi||robots.txt tester||Sophos Configuration|
|Sophos login||TODOs||Tunnelling||Ubuntu (Install)||USB Connectors (1)|
|USB connectors (2)||WAN-IP address lookup||WhoIs database||Wayback Machine||Web Settings (Apache2)|
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Have been moved to a separate page.
I use the Emacs Editor, with a number of self-defined short cuts. Most of the time these are obvious when using a keyboard with a numeric keypad. But when I don't have a numeric keypad (e.g., my laptop), I have to remember the alternative short cuts (load file ~/lib/emacs/sierra-keys.el). These are:
|8||move up||u||move left||o||move right||k||move down|
|p||search||shift f6||macro mode||f6||macro execute||f5||macro define|
I have a range of computers. Keeping track of them (and maintaining them!) can be a headache. So I've compiled a list of machines in use. There are also a number of web servers (such as the one you are reading right now on ajh.co@spencer). The general principle used to name them is
|albens||Off-site server||virtual linux box||leased from Digital Ocean, Ubuntu 14.04||
|burnley||TV entertainment desktop system (rebranded from echuca)||Apple iMac 27"||Ubuntu 18.04||IP: 10.0.0.8||-|
|everton||laptop computer||HP Pavilion 14"||Ubuntu 18.04||IP: 10.0.0.5||-|
|gwuc-wiki||church wiki server||virtual linux box||leased from Digital Ocean, Ubuntu 16.04||
|newport||desktop computer||bespoke intel box||Ubuntu 22.04||
IP: 10.0.0.3 (10Gb)
IP: 2001:44b8:4134:a000:e2d5:5eff:fe84:9ce4 (100Gb)
|jeparit||auxillary house controller||Raspberry Pi 4||Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)||IP: 10.0.0.24||-|
|reuilly||new house controller||Raspberry Pi 4||Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)||IP: 10.0.0.21||-|
|spencer||Main home server||Silverstone RM720 with ASUS Z170-AR motherboard||Ubuntu 16.04||
DN: ajh.co (server)
(runs Sophos UTM9)
|HP Compaq||Ubuntu 13.10||
DN: ajh.co (gateway)
|Machines below are currently not in use. Some may be resurrected at a future date.|
(available, not in regular use)
|Apple MacBook Pro 15"||OSX 10.6.8||IP: 10.0.0.109||-|
|echuca||Mac OSX desktop system (rebranded as burnley)||Apple iMac 21"||OSX 10.6.8||IP: 10.0.0.9||-|
(not in use during renovations)
|Pentium||Ubuntu ?||IP: 10.0.0.104||-|
|kerang||relay controller, decommissioned||Beagle Bone Black||Ubuntu 18.04||IP: 10.0.0.20||-|
A very nice Christmas present from my son was a Brother MFC L8600CDW colour laser printer, which is networked across the house, and provides the main printing facilty (although there are other inkjet and laser printers around).
There are machines that still exist, and may be resurrected one day (subject to software constraints). Others are not so fortunate.
This section has been moved to a separate page on disks.
For Unix (Ubuntu 16.04)
For Mac OSX (10.6.8)
These web pages have gone through a number of interations. This Web Page documents the story.
We previously rented a house while our primary residence was being extensively renovated. While renovations were in progress, along came NBN (wouldn't you know it?) This causes some inconvenience, as we had to change our ADSL line across to NBN, without immediately being able to access and test it. The old connection used a 2.9Mbps download/0.74Mbps upload internet connection (Internode ADSL2+), via a Billion 7800N modem, which all worked fine throughout its lifetime, and I was loath to change it.
However, Optus had other ideas. We had a land-line telephone supplied through Optus, and had paid for the connection during the renovation (although unable to use it), because we wanted to keep the number. With the advent of NBN, Mr. Optus told us that the phone would be disconnected only a few months after the NBN was available, and in any case, well before the renovations were to be finished. So we had to do something. I switched both the phone and the internet to NBN (with ISP Internode), and told Optus to go jump. I since see that they are being prosecuted by ACCC for fraudently telling customers they would be disconnected by the statutory period had expired! My three separate experiences with Optus have all been bad. I don't know why they survive. Perhaps because Telstra is so bad?
I took advantage of the fact that our rented house is only 2 doors up the street from the renovations. With the permission of the intermediate neighbour, I ran a cat5 cable along his back fence, connecting number 5 with number 7, and we ran our internet connection via this.
I mentioned Telstra. We paid for a premium cable connection ($140/month) into our rented house, and found it worked well enough. It runs at 113 Mbs download, but only 2 Mbs upload. Contrast this with the Internode NBN connection which supplies 93 Mbs download and 29 Mbs upload, a 6 Mbs improvement for $40 less! ($100/month)
Now! We are back in our extensively renovated house, and have rationalized the systems somewhat. The house computer has been restored (as a new Raspberry Pi 4 system), along with the irrigation systems and the chook house door. The chook house door has been re-instated, and can be controlled remotely through wired connections (manual pushbuttons), or through the house computer. Our internet connection is now via NBN and Internode, and works well enough, although it is no faster than the old Telstra cable we had in the rented property. We still don't have a fixed telephone landline, and are unlikely to see that reinstated.
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