Sentey Cyph3r GS-5710 Keyboard Unboxing and Review

  My very good friends at Sentey gave us the great opportunity to review one of their newer keyboards, the Cyph3r GS-5710 Gaming Keyboard, from their Elite Gamer Series.  Turns out I am a VIP member, and when you buy one you will too. This keyboard has some very nice features but there is also 2 I don’t like, but I could get used to.  Currently this keyboard is on Amazon for $39.99 (At the … Read more

An alternative to cygwin

Gow an Awesome Alternative to Cygwin

If you are a power user and use both Linux and Windows, you might have Cygwin installed. Cygwin is a set of tools that allow you to run Linux only programs on Windows. Cygwin however has it’s own fair share of annoyances, it’s actually a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) thereby you do not have shell integration and all the Linux tools will run only within Cygwin. But with Gow, the executables are compiled for the Windows environment, thereby … Read more

How to Prevent Brute Force Attacks on Your Server with Fail2Ban

Having your own server means that you will have to protect it against network attacks which can come from bots and/or other infected servers. Fail2Ban is an service than bans IP’s that try to crack your ssh/ftp server passwords by either the brute forcing or dictionary attack techniques. Fail2ban does this by scanning the logs of the configured services and then blocking them off using the linux Firewall.  When configuring an IP address can be … Read more

Ubuntu Tip for Establishing Permanent Mount Points for Windows Partitions

When using the Ubuntu operation system to mount Windows partitions, it mounts the windows partitions on your computer automatically but it assigns a different path to the the disks every time they are remounted. This is particularly irritating because it breaks my wallpaper and music libraries in Ubuntu. Establishing a permanent mount point is possible by using /etc/fstab, which is a configuration file used by mount command. Steps to Setup a Permanent Mount Point To establish a … Read more

Downloading YouTube Video’s to your iPOD Nano

I was asked by a friend on how to get youtube and other downloaded video’s ported over to their iPOD Nano so they can be watched.  In addition, since mostly Music Video’s were downloaded my friend wanted to them to categorize to be placed in the “Music Video’s” category that comes standard with iPod Nano.  I found this to be a challenging task, but one that was very fun to figure out. This process consists … Read more

Ubuntu YouTube to IPOD Part 1 – Downloading and converting YouTube Video’s to iPOD MP4 Format

I have spent more than three days gathering and finding the best and most efficient way to download YouTube video’s and convert them from FLV to MP4 format so that they can be transferred to an iPOD.  I have finally found what I think is the easiest method, though it takes some work to setup initially, once you get the programs installed, it is a very simple process to download and convert videos going forward. … Read more