make iso

- dd if=/dev/sr0 of=mydisc.iso

usb iso with dd

Run lsblk to see all drives to find out what <?> is for your USB.

- sudo umount /dev/sd<?><?>  

where <?><?> is a letter followed by a number, look it up. Then, next:

- sudo dd bs=4M if=input.iso of=/dev/sd<?> conv=fdatasync

where input.iso is the input file, and /dev/sd<?> is the USB device you're writing to.


over SSH

- export DISPLAY=:0


- sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg


- sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
- sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/




It's gone missing now though, but I feel ike it'll be found elsewhere.


- sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn
- wget
- unzip

Open network-manager, import the VPN file,

  • Use custom gateway port:" and set it to "1198"
  • Set the "Cipher:" to "AES-128-CBC"
  • Set the "HMAC Authentication:" to "SHA-1"

Now connect to the VPN

Test by opening your Internet browser and going to...

ssh server

- sudo apt-get install openssh-server
- sudo service ssh status
- sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config (if required)

- sudo service ssh restart

or of course

- sudo systemctl start ssh


It's as simple as using the software center or apt to install Kodi, nothing special.

pngquant website


A comand-line utility to quantise and dither truecolor PNG images, I've been using this to reduce the size of larger images, such as the screenshot of the pngquant website on this blog post, and the main image on the home page.

- pngquant --speed 1 chill-with-that-country-vibe.png on images and not recieved any issues yet.