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Jellyfin Install Guide

Resources: Setup subdomain We are using cPanel here to setup the subdomain. If you are using a different web control manager, the process will be similar. We just need to setup a subdomain and point the A record to it. Note that we need to get the IP address in the next step. […]

Is Express VPN Compromised?

At SwitchedToLinux, we take our affiliates seriously. We learned that Express VPN has been purchased by a company with a shady past. This is the company, formerly called Crossrider. This company created malicious browser plugins that were considered as maleware by Windows Antivirus programs. They were also the company behind Superfish. While we do not […]

Plex Server: A Pretty URL

This guide will allow you to access your Plex Media Server from a pretty domain instead of the IPaddress:Port/web that is usually required. In brief, once you install Plex, you will need to install the Apache webserver and then allow proxy passthrough for the port, and rewrite the URL to affix the “/web” to the […]

Raspberry Pi VPN with Pi-hole

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, was originally created to access a local network from the Internet. In our modern days, they are aggressively marketed for privacy. While they can be used to hide your Internet activity from your ISP, it is possible for your VPN company to collect all the same data. Ultimately, a […]

Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point

This tutorial will show you how to extend your wireless network with a Raspberry Pi. For this tutorial, I am using a Raspberry Pi 4, 4GB model in a SunFounder Acrylic case. I am powering the Pi with a standard 5V, 2A charger, which is enough to power this headless Pi without any other attachments. […]

Fixing Bad Audio in a Video File

Today we will talk about how to swap an audio track in a video. The concept is simple: a video is really a ‘movie’ stream, and at least one ‘audio’ stream. The video player software will select the proper audio stream based on the meta data. Our process is the following: Extract the video to […]

PiHole: A Comprehensive Guide

This tutorial will walk you through installing and setting up pihole, configuring blocklists, and setting your router to use pihole for DNS requests. What is PiHole? PiHole is a local DNS server and blacklist device that you can use on your local network to manage DNS, block ads and marketing trackers, and other specific websites. […]

Adding Desktop Icons to Plasma

Plasma is an excellent Desktop Environment, but recent versions have removed the traditional Home, Trash, Network, and Computer icons from the system. This tutorial will help you restore them. Why did they go away? I am not sure, it may have to do with the experiments with their new folder view for the desktop, which […]

Installing TWRP to an Android Phone

This video will show you the steps to customize the phone. While I have had a lot of success flashing phones, there is a chance of breaking a phone by installing custom software. I cannot be help liable for anything that happens to your device. Here is the phone I am using here: Nexus 5X […]

Your 2020 Guide to Hardening Firefox

This is a simple guide and video on how to harden your #Firefox browser. While this tutorial is displayed on Linux, it also works for #Windows and #Mac Notes on Firefox Hardening: Plugins: uBlock Origin (Raymond Hill) Privacy Badger HTTPS Everywhere Options: New Windows and Tabs should be blank to prevent a site from knowing […]


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