Saturday, 14 August 2021

Nostalgic Microsoft Team Backgrounds

 Spice up the conversation in your next Teams meeting with these nostalgic backgrounds directly from Microsoft.


Seems, Clippy just cannot be killed!

Get them all directly from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/07/08/get-nostalgic-with-new-microsoft-teams-backgrounds/

Mikesoft Windows 96

 These guys have created a Windows experience inside a browser using JavaScript

https://windows96.net/



Thursday, 29 October 2020

Cheap Gaming

 Today I made a plan for a young boy that just wanted to play some games with his friends, and was getting very frustrated with sharing the XBOX TV in the lounge with us all.



It is impossible for a parent to try and keep up with the constant changes of game requirements, and trying to fit a gaming PC into a reasonable budget (not even mentioning a notebook) is just impossible.

That was until now...


Had an old Toshiba Tecra S11 I got back from my daughter when she got her school Chromebook, upgrade the RAM from 4Gb to 8Gb, dropped in a 200Gb SSD and reloaded Windows 10.

Registered for the free GeForce Now trial and now he prefers playing Fortnite on this rather than the XBOX because it loads quicker than the XBOX!


Happy gaming son!







Saturday, 15 February 2020

Add Video.js to Blogger Site


Wanted to host some live streaming on our Blogger website, and needed to record the setting somewhere, so here we go.

Edit the Blogger Theme XML file and add into just before the
tag the Video.JS files:

 <script src='https://www.unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>  
 <script src='https://www.unpkg.com/@videojs/http-streaming' type='text/javascript'/>  
 <script src='https://www.unpkg.com/videojs-airplay' type='text/javascript'/>  
 <script src='https://www.unpkg.com/videojs-chromecast-extended' type='text/javascript'/>  

The CSS code is a little bit more difficult, it looks like the Blogger servers do not allow inclusion of external CSS anymore, or rather not external CSS anymore.

For this, open the CSS link https://www.unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video-js.min.css and copy the code into the XML template somewhere at the other CSS code in the file.

And then in the Blog Post or Page, drop your call to Video.js

 <div class="wrapper">  
     <div class="videocontent">  
       <video id="player" class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-16-9 vjs-big-play-centered" width="640" controls autoplay data-setup='{"fluid": true}'>  
         <source src="playlist.m3u8" type="application/x-mpegURL" />  
       </video>  
     </div>  
 </div>  
 <script>  
   var player = videojs('#player');  
   player.play();  
 </script>  

And just for info, code snippets created at http://codeformatter.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Netdata + SNMP + Mikrotik



Always wanted to see my Internet line usage as a gauge without having to log into the router.
So today I configured SNMP in Netdata to collect from my Mikrotik router.

/etc/netdata/node.d/snmp.conf:

{
"enable_autodetect": false,
"update_every": 5,
"max_request_size": 100,
"servers": [
{
"hostname": "10.1.1.1",
"community": "public",
"update_every": 5,
"max_request_size": 50,
"options": { "timeout": 20 },
"charts": {
"mikrotik1.cpu": {
"title": "CPU ",
"units": "percentage",
"type": "line",
"family": "cpu",
"dimensions": {
"used": {
"oid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.3.1.2.1",
"algorithm": "absolute"
}
}
},
"mikrotik1.memory": {
"title": "Memory ",
"units": "Mb",
"type": "line",
"family": "memory",
"dimensions": {
"total": {
"oid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.65536",
"algorithm": "absolute",
"multiplier": 1,
"divisor": 1,
"offset": 0
},
"used": {
"oid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.65536",
"algorithm": "absolute",
"multiplier": 1,
"divisor": 1,
"offset": 0
}
}
},
"mikrotik1.port": {
"title": "Bandwidth for port ",
"titleoid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.2.",
"units": "kilobits/s",
"type": "area",
"priority": 1,
"family": "ports",
"multiply_range": [ 1, 7 ],
"dimensions": {
"in": {
"oid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.10.",
"algorithm": "incremental",
"multiplier": 8,
"divisor": 1024,
"offset": 0
},
"out": {
"oid": "1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.16.",
"algorithm": "incremental",
"multiplier": -8,
"divisor": 1024,
"offset": 0
}
}
}
}
]
}

And then a simple HTML page to show the data as a gauge:



   
            data-dimensions="in"
            data-chart-library="gauge"
            data-width="300px"
            data-title="Download"
            data-units="Kbps"
            data-colors="#55ff55"
            data-common-units="mikrotik1.ports"
            >

   
            data-dimensions="out"
            data-chart-library="gauge"
            data-width="300px"
            data-title="Upload"
            data-units="Kbps"
            data-colors="#FF5555"
            data-common-units="mikrotik1.ports"
            >

   

Friday, 12 April 2019

Rclone rcat and cat



Good afternoon all, and just before we all enjoy a great weekend...

I know world backup day ( http://www.worldbackupday.com ) was two weekends ago, but I thought I would share this BRILLIANT little trick I found.

I hit the 400K file limit on my Backup Google Team Drive 2 weeks ago, which is a problem, to say the least.

Then I thought about it and figured that the worlds best cloud sync tool should have thought about this already, and someone has.

Turns out rclone has rcat into the cloud or cat from the cloud!

This means you can do something like:

tar -zcf - Backups/Folder/ | rclone rcat gdrive:/20190412.backup.tgz

and then to get it back:

rclone cat gdrive:/20190412.backup.tgz | tar -zxvf -

Enjoy!!!

Windows 11, but for Web

This guy has created Windows 11 on the web. Have a look at https://dev.to/piyush/windows-11-but-for-web-22h1 Source is over at  https://gith...