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Eldon McGuinness
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Freelance Writer & Programmer
Freelance Writer & Programmer

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I ❤️ using Calm in class with my little ones, so far they seem to love it! #WooSah
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For anyone out there with a sizable #Ebook library in #Calibre, I wrote a small script to convert EPUB files to MOBI. It can be paired with GNU find to bulk convert a library as well! Linux users only I'm afraid. http://ow.ly/259R30ikelX
epub2mobi
epub2mobi
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EP #339 Feedback

A lot of the listeners seem to be interested in keeping their kids out of rather racy websites! :P The unfortunate truth is, OpenDNS does a great job of this, but only when it comes to navigating directly to said sites. Unfortunately, one can still search Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yandex, etc. for videos or images that would fall under the same category and OpenDNS will happily let you see them!

The only way around this is to extend the OpenDNS protection to block some Yandex resources and redirecting Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo searches to IPs, which the sites provide, to ensure only restricted results are returned.

If you have a router that runs dnsmasq, those running DDWrt or OpenTomato should be covered, you can setup the changes outlined in my Github repo, or you can setup your own DNS server on a low powered Raspberry Pi, a cheap VPS, or some other low powered PC. Just make sure to set your router to ONLY hand out the IP of your DNS server to your client machines, if you include an alternative then it is possible your client will simply use the alternative.

Just to summarize, OpenDNS will not block the images section of Google, DuckDuckGo, Yandex nor Bing from showing thumbnails or even full images that the listeners are trying to block! The only way to get around this is to use proper DNS redirection for those servers to ensure they resolve to servers that only offer a filtered version of your search results. ;)

https://github.com/EldonMcGuinness/dnsmasq-safenet

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The https://OUYA.wiki is back online and the bot has been transferred to keep the wiki up to date with any future updates pushed out to the store. If you're interested in donating to keep the site afloat, my target is at least $25 a year, then please contact me directly!
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The http://OUYA.wiki site is experiencing a host change, however it needs your help to continue. I'm willing to provide the hosting if other #OUYA users will help with the domain name costs. Interested in helping out, let me know!
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Feedback for ep#337

Fdupes is great for getting rid of duplicates, it does a binary compare and more. I use it all the time to rid my server of duplicate images and audio files.

Just a word to the wise, don't run a drive wiper on an SSD it will likely not do what you want and could end up lowering the amount of the RW left on the drive drastically. The best way to handle an SSD is to use a utility made by the drive manufacturer to reset it.

When it comes to limiting your network browsing to only approved sites, go OpenDNS. If you have the know how you can even redirect google and bing to safe versions of themselves, so porn cannot get through the images section. The best thing is this will work across all of your devices on your network!

Cheers for the show, I love it!

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Any one in my circle looking to have their #PGP key signed? Let me know and we can arrange something. I am looking add a few more signatures to mine as well. So if you have a moment to help out, that would be awesome!
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Any chance we can ever see these icons as an icon pack for a Linux desktop? Have to say it would look mighty sweet.

Loved the last show, sad to see no mention of KDE Neon or Solus. Cries
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