Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tired of eBay fees? Check out OpenBazaar



Sell Anything. Pay Zero Platform Fees.

Create a store. Sell whatever you’d like. Reach a new audience. Get paid in cryptocurrency.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Free powerfull mining software for mining bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies

Although I'm not a fan of cryptocurrencies I thought this project was very interesting and could be useful for people who are mining Bitcoin or others.

Free & open source

You don't need to pay a single penny to start using Easyminer and get cryptocoins. Easyminer is open source so you can customize/adjust this mining software to suit your needs.. 

Extremely easy to extend

Easyminer its highly optimized for x86, x86-64 machines and supports the getwork mining protocol aswell as the Stratum mining protocol.Mining can be used for both solo and pooled mining. 


Easyminer is one of a kind bitcoin mining software, featuring a paranoid security with military grade security empowered by round rubin ssd servers, to make sure no one will be able to hack your account or steal your cryptocurrenc.

It supports both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs, and also CPU mining. You are able to select from pooled mining and solo mining – the software program embeds some mining pools to choose from. EasyMiner automatically enforces SSE2, AVX and AVX2 instructions where available.

Features :
bitcoin , litecoin, dogeecoin, altcoins, cpuminer , cpuminer 64 , bitcoin , bitcoin miner , cpu miner , cudaminer , cgminer , gpuminer ( gpu miner ) , stratum mining proxy.

Supports the Stratum and sha256 mining protocol
Tested on a multitude of systems, including Windows
EasyMiner makes cryptocoin mining simple by ensuring maximum transparency regarding his featured log viewer.
Website : https://easyminer.net

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Free Tools for staying in touch

Since the Covid-19 pandemic we need new ways of staying in touch

Check out these FREE ways

Video calls and presentations

  • Jitsi: Jitsi Desktop - Open Source Video Calls and Chat Secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network. All this, and more, in Jitsi - the most complete and advanced open source communicator.

  • Jami: Jami (previously GNU Ring) is a solid communication client, allowing for distributed video calls, text chat, and screen sharing.

  • OBS Studio: Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Download and start streaming quickly and easily on Windows, Mac or Linux.

Audio calls

  • Mumble: Mumble is a free, open source, low latency, high quality voice chat application. Mumble was the first VoIP application to establish true low latency voice communication over a decade ago. But low latency and gaming are not the only use cases it shines in.

  • Asterisk/SIP: Asterisk is a free and open source framework for building communications applications and is sponsored by Sangoma.

Text chat

  • Conversations: An encrypted, user friendly XMPP instant messaging client optimized for mobile

  • IRC: Internet Relay Chat

    • Pidgin: Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on XMPP and sitting in an IRC channel at the same time. Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX-like operating systems.

    • The Lounge: Free and open-source. The Lounge is open source and licensed under the MIT license. Cross platform. It doesn't matter what OS you use. The Lounge just works wherever Node.js runs.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Linux common commands cheat sheet


 Using Linux? Get this "Common Commands" cheat sheet. 

This cheat sheet is perfect for new Linux users or those who may have recently switched distributions. It contains a list of Linux commands for routine tasks including file navigation, file management, software installation on the most common distributions, and services.  

View/Download it now

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Rocket.chat, a free open source alternative to Slack

Rocket.chat is a open-source platform offering transparency and total control over your data flow. No backdoors, all connectivity services are completely optional. You can also work with end-to-end encryption and custom permissions, designed for all company sizes. Supports GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA and LGDP compliance.

Secure communication starts by downsizing the number of tools you use. Rocket.Chat connects your team with customers, suppliers and partners.
Centralize all the communication of your projects, avoid missing information and make sure your team works better.

Rocket.Chat is an open-source team communication application with features and looks similar to Slack. You are free to self-host it or opt for their managed service for a fee.

Their Website 

Friday, February 5, 2021

New Release of LibreOffice

 February 3rd, 2021 LibreOffice 7.1 was released to the public.

What is LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

Secret Screen on your Roku??? Here's how to find it.

 Detailed information can be found on your Roku's Secret Screen. 

I have tested it on my older Roku and it does work giving this information:

Want to know how to get it on your Roku?

Just a few unusual key presses and you will find it.

  1. Press the HOME button several times, 6 or more
  2. Press FAST FORWARD three times
  3. Press REWIND two times

As you can see on the right side of the screen, you are able to do a Factory Reset, Update Software, and more.


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Filmulator: Raw Image Editor for Linux (and Windows)

Want to improve your photos? Here is a very good, open source editor.

A simple raw photo editor based on their website process of developing film.

Filmulator is a raw photo editing application with library management focusing on

  • Simplicity over flexibility
  • Ease of learning
  • Streamlined workflow

There is also a Windows version available for Windows users. You can see the source code here GitHub repository.

See some comparison photos

Visit  their website

openmediavault next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution

 Network Attached Storage is a important part of keeping and/or archiving all the things on your computer that you want to save indefinitely.

While there are several softwares to achieve this, I always look for good opensource solutions.

openmediavault fits this well.

What is openmediavault?

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Dino, open-source chat client

Dino is a cool open source encrypted chat client for your desktop.

From their website:

Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind.

Encryption. Stay private.

Dino is secure by default: Your chats never leave your computer unencrypted. Once you enabled end-to-end encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP, only you and your chat partners can read your messages, but not your server administrator or anyone else.

If you want to increase your privacy, Dino allows you to disable read and typing notifications – globally or only for specific contacts.

Decentralization. Powered by the people.

Dino is built on the XMPP protocol, an internet standard for decentralized communication – the instant messaging pendant to email.

Decentralization means you don't have to rely on a single provider or company, instead you can use a federated world-wide infrastructure. You can even host your own server!

Download Dino

Give it a try, it is open source and free to use.


Monday, February 1, 2021




Free Satellite / Transponder List (February 1st, 2021)

NEW Regional Lists

We've had some requests for regional lists. These lists are smaller and better for smart phones with little memory available.
So here is a test run. You will find them in their repective folders.

Region Worldwide America Europe Asia Atlantic
Satellites 177.0 - 180.0E 61.0W - 177.0W 1.9E - 177.0W 74.0E - 177.0W 0.8W - 65.0W
PDF Size 300.1 kB 120.0 kB 169.2 kB 254.0 kB 118.2 kB
EPUB Size 55.8 kB 15.3 kB 26.3 kB 45.3 kB 15.1 kB

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Donating will help us keep this list going.

Feel free to download our Satellite / Transponder list, now in EPUB as well as PDF. EPUB greatly reduces the size of the file.

This is a reference list (not to be loaded into any meter), download to your PC, laptop, smartphone, etc and carry this reference list with you.

This list contains:

  • C-band
  • Ku-band
  • Ka-band - as a reminder, most meters, receivers, and LNBs in use will not do Ka band.
  • Active and inactive transponders

You really only need 2 transponders per satellite. 1 vertical and 1 horizontal will allow you to get a perfect alignment of your dish and LNBF.

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