This post is the second part of setting up an OpenVPN server. In my previous post I initially intended to have all road warriors into the same subnet, different than the Server subnet, however that proved to be infeasible. Instead, each individual device not behind a network (such as the home network depicted there) will be assigned an IP from the OpenVPN server in the 192.168.201.0/24 subnet and will be able to access both the server as well as any other potential subnets in the network.
Using OpenVPN to connect a Standalone Server and Home LAN
Following is the network configuration I want to achieve. I have a home network, a standalone server somewhere on the internet and some devices that may not always be connected on the home network. I want everyone to be able to see everyone else and I want to do this through OpenVPN.
Corsair’s Link application causes PC sleep issues
EDIT: Link does not seem to cause trouble any more at least with the current version! In my quest to make my system sleepable, I found out on my last post that TPM chips can cause instability. Unfortunately, whilst this solved most issues, there were still times where when the display would turn off to save power, if I tried…
TPM chips can cause system instability
Adding a TPM chip can cause instability on a system? Read on to find out about my experience!
On Semantic Versioning
What is it? If you are a software developer, you may have heard of Semantic Versioning, as outlined here: http://semver.org/ What this is, is a set of rules for versioning stuff with public APIs (usually library components) in order to minimise Dependency Hell. Dependency Hell is something rather common that you encounter with package managers, where libraries that depende upon…
My early new year’s resolution…
… is 3840×2160 😉 . I used to have 3 monitors side by side and then decided that it really wasn’t comfortable despite the love I had for the real estate they offered. After researching a bit on 4K a few months ago, I decided that they were too expensive to seriously consider; a thought that crossed my mind…
Windows Azure: When Visual Studio eats up all memory
Every now and then I encounter a what seems to be a rather weird case of Visual Studio pushing the OS to its knees, to the point where all memory appears to be exhausted and all kinds of weird problems start appearing, such as dialog boxes without text and processes closing unexpectedly.
Windows Azure SDK 2.4 hates you
The new Azure SDK is out and I was just about to install it. Then I notice this little notice here (emphasis is mine):
Fixing a cheap guitar – Marble effect
I got rid of this guitar now. Its horrible fret access thanks to the Fenderesque bolt-on neck did it for me. I still have five other guitars that are not played nearly enough, so that’s not too big of a loss. Well, I rarely ever find the need to write about anything, since, unless I do find anything that’s…
I have a problem with unsubstantiated claims that are based on “personal experience”, belief or statements “simple and/or obvious knowledge” which are in turn non-provable in the lab. This especially applies to musicians who seem to find all kinds of differences and using “experience” in order to convince everyone else about what’s the proper way to do things.
LSR Guitar Machine Heads/Tuners
Last month I bought a few guitars to add to my collection. One in particular was a Jackson JS32T Rhoads, a cheap Flying-V style guitar. I decided to make this my project guitar and replace the cheap parts with better ones.
Πριν από 23-24 χρόνια όταν ξεκίνησε η ιδιωτική τηλεόραση στην Ελλάδα, ένα από τα πρώτα ιδιωτικά κανάλια πρόβαλλε μία ανατρεπτική για τα δεδομένα τηλεοπτική σειρά. Τους Αυθαίρετους. Οι Αυθαίρετοι λοιπόν ήταν μια σειρά με μια πολύ απλή θεματολογία: Είναι δύο οικογένειες, του Αντρέα Χατζηγιώργη και του Κώστα Χατζηγιώργη (ουδεμία συγγένεια, αλλά όχι τυχαία συνωνυμία) οι οποίοι ζούνε στην ίδια πολυκατοικία…
The obsolete nature of Internet Explorer
I rarely take on consulting jobs nowadays, but this post still stands even on the wake of Internet Explorer’s planned demise. Here’s a declaration I’m making regarding the nature of web projects I’m willing to undertake: Support for the latest non-beta versions of every web browser occurs at no extra charge to the total development cost. Support for inherently…
Weird ASP.net PathInfo behaviour
This post is about an ASP.net quirk and the (lack of) solution of it.
It’s a known fact that ASP.net WebMethods as provided by the ASP.net AJAX framework use what’s known as the path info of a url in order to map a request to a Web method. In other words, suppose you need to call a WebMethod called AWebMethod() in page APage.aspx. Suppose your application resides in http://anapplication.com (I really spent some time thinking about proper names about these. Really).
StyleCop, the Destroyer of Productivity
There’s a Visual Studio add-on called StyleCop. StyleCop is a source code analyser, which, unlike FxCop (and Visual Studio’s Code Analysis function) operates on the source code of your projects rather than the final compiled assemblies. In other words, it focuses on the looks rather than the works. The purpose of StyleCop is to ensure that everyone on your team…
XSL transformations are awful and create memory leaks!
You know that they suck, so I won’t elaborate on that point, but what about the memory leaks in .net framework?
We had an issue at work with our IISs going crazy and shutting down after a few days of operation. The sysadmin investigated and attributed it to excessive memory usage, having w3wp.exe reaching memory consumption numbers close to the theoretical maximum of a 32-bit process. This problem was postponed for a future investigation since there was no time to resolve it.
Fax over IP is a pain
The requirement A few months ago came the need for a fax machine. Worse yet, it had tobe connected on a dedicated phone line since the main line was configured to redirect unanswered calls to a mobile number after a number of rings, while incoming faxes could occur any time of the day.
WordPress 3.x on IIS 7.x with Unicode Permalinks – Problem SOLVED!
Generally speaking, I don’t like wasting time hunting down framework bugs. It’s not that I don’t like a challenge, it’s just that they are usually hard and very time consuming to fix (if at all possible), especially in case you have to deal with fringe cases (in other words, “Google isn’t going to help”). Since we have lots of clients…
On Forum software
Recently, I was searching the web for some information on a subject (I won’t get into details, suffice to say that it had to do with my sound card) when a promising link lead me to a forum discussion (which I won’t name here for obvious reasons). A user had uploaded an image as an attachment with his message so…
Fun with caching WordPress & PHPBB 3 on IIS.
Recently, I was forced to look into PHP caching, thanks to a series of events. Here’s what happened: Once upon a fine day, the (windows) server demanded that I will install some windows updates it found and I proceeded. After the restart though, I noticed that all of our PHP sites were timing out. It didn’t take long to find…