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How To Get ChatGPT To Write Your LowEndTalk Offer Thread

ChatGPT is everywhere and is a powerful tool for generating or enhancing your online content. Why not use it to spruce up your LowEndTalk offer post? In other news, I really want to buy a FoxyBoxes VPS.

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How To Get ChatGPT To Write Your LowEndTalk Offer Thread

What the Heck is a Looking Glass, Anyway?

What is that "Looking Glass" thing we see in provider offers? We explain and show some examples of use featuring Smarthost's new servicer location in Toronto, Ontario.

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What the Heck is a Looking Glass, Anyway?

How to Whitelist an IP in Cloudflare (WAF)

I have a confession: sometimes I write LowEndBox tutorials so I can find them when I google the question in the future. Case in point: whitelisting an IP in Cloudflare's WAF. Now I'll always be able to find my notes for this procedure.

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How to Whitelist an IP in Cloudflare (WAF)

pfSense: Yes, You Should Use Auto Config Backup and Here's the Right Settings

For a lot of network devices, their entire configuration amounts to only a few megabytes' worth of data. But what a pain if you lose those megabytes! Fortunately, protecting your pfSense firewall is easy, secure, off-site, and FREE!

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pfSense: Yes, You Should Use Auto Config Backup and Here's the Right Settings

How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 2, the Upgrade

Yesterday I walked through backing up Proxmox VMs and config to a Synology NAS. Today we take the plunge to upgrade from 7.0 -> 7.4 -> 8.0.

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How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 2, the Upgrade

How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 1, the Backing Up

I use Proxmox for my VM hypervisor at home. Recently I went through the steps to upgrade from Proxmox 7 to Proxmox 8. In part one of this two-parter, we'll get all the VMs backed up and prepare for the upgrade.

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How I Upgraded Proxmox 7 to 8 Without a Hitch: Part 1, the Backing Up

Just Published: My Powerball Results Checker Script

I have a bad gambling habit. I buy Powerball tickets. Since I'm too lazy to check results, I wrote a script to do it for me, and it's up on GitHub now.

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Just Published: My Powerball Results Checker Script

How to Create and Display QR Codes From Shell Scripts

QR codes are easy to generate from shell scripts, and you can output them in a variety of formats, including not only images such as PNG but as terminal characters that you can view in your shell session.

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How to Create and Display QR Codes From Shell Scripts

PGP Encryption: What’s It Used For? How Do You Use It?

PGP emerged from the encryption wars of the 1990s. It's still one of the world's encryption and privacy management products. SirFoxy takes us for a deep dive into this important piece of software.

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PGP Encryption: What’s It Used For? How Do You Use It?

How to Query Your Wordpress Database Without Using SQL (How I Listed All Posts in a Category in a Custom Format)

Recently I wanted to get a list of all the tutorials we'd published on LowEndBox. Going through the Wordpress dashboard was way too much work, and so was trying to craft a SQL query. Using Wordpress's own code was so much easier.

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How to Query Your Wordpress Database Without Using SQL (How I Listed All Posts in a Category in a Custom Format)

How To Host Your WordPress Website for Entirely Free for Life

Free WordPress site, even a free domain. This isn't clickbait! SirFoxy will walk you through it from start to finish.

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How To Host Your WordPress Website for Entirely Free for Life

Dealing with Large Files on GitHub

Ever try to push a 30MB PNG to GitHub? Good luck. However, using a third-party git add-on, it's a piece of cake.

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Dealing with Large Files on GitHub

How to Use the Missing Midjourney API (Plus the Hidden Command Language)

Midjourney is amazing technology but is a bit frustrating to work with because you're limited to interacting with a Discord bot. We have news of a technique to automate plus links to some amazing resources.

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How to Use the Missing Midjourney API (Plus the Hidden Command Language)

How the LowEndTalk ChatGPT-Powered Auto-Tweeter Works

When one of LowEndTalk's community providers shares an offer on LET, we want to tell the world.  One of the ways we do this is by posting a link to the thread on Twitter.  We do this via a Python scri...

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How the LowEndTalk ChatGPT-Powered Auto-Tweeter Works

How to Stop Services From Starting at Install on Debian

By default, installing a service on Debian means it's enabled (start at boot) and started immediately. If you don't care for this default behavior, we have a one-line command that will flip the behavior.

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How to Stop Services From Starting at Install on Debian

Removing a Package on Debian with Extreme Prejudice

apt just slaps at the problem; dpkg solves it. An interesting experience trying to get MariaDB back to a clean slate.

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Removing a Package on Debian with Extreme Prejudice

How to Immediately Transfer a Domain Out of InternetBS.net with No Waiting Period

If you're trying to transfer a domain out of InternetBS, you might be facing a 5-7 day waiting period. But with this trick you can have the transfer done instantly.

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How to Immediately Transfer a Domain Out of InternetBS.net with No Waiting Period

LowEndBoxTV: Bunny.net Stream Tips, Tricks, and Gotchas

Piotr was recently asked to help a friend with his web site. Splitting the video content off to a CDN was easy but he learned a lot about best practices for Bunny.net Stream. In this video he goes over everything he learned and how you can make the service as pain-free as possible.

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LowEndBoxTV: Bunny.net Stream Tips, Tricks, and Gotchas

How to Change an OpenBSD Server's Hostname Thoroughly

I made this quick tutorial so you don't have to remember the steps and can just google for it.

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How to Change an OpenBSD Server's Hostname Thoroughly

Command-Line DNS: Using the Porkbun API in Shell Scripts

Did you know you can control your Porkbun-hosted DNS from a shell script? Here's an example of using the Porkbun API with curl to create a DNS record, and links to more things you can do with their full-featured and oddly satisfying API.

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Command-Line DNS: Using the Porkbun API in Shell Scripts

raindog308's Civilization VI Big Bucks Strategy Guide

A 30-year veteran of Sid Meier's Civilization series shares his current strategy for the game's latest iteration (Civilization VI). It's all about the Benjamins...er, gold coins, baby.

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raindog308's Civilization VI Big Bucks Strategy Guide

Was I Serious? How to Install GnuCOBOL on Debian 11

Recently someone on LowEndTalk mentioned asmbb, which is forum software written in assembler. Full stop. Written in assembler.  Forum software. Go look - it's actually pretty nice. I joked that I was...

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Was I Serious?  How to Install GnuCOBOL on Debian 11

How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch: Two Years Later, It Still Works!

We did a six-part tutorial on setting up a highly available Wordpress site using two VPS systems, configuring MariaDB and replication, using DRBD and OCFS2 for filesystem replication, and tying it all off with round-robin DNS. It still works!

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How to Setup a Highly Available Wordpress Site From Scratch: Two Years Later, It Still Works!

Command Line Life: Weather at Your Fingertips

Who needs an app or a smart watch or even a thermometer when you've got command-line tools to give you full details about the weather in any major city of the world!

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Command Line Life: Weather at Your Fingertips

Stop the Senseless Flushing!

After you create users and grant privileges in MySQL, the next step is to FLUSH PRIVILEGES, right? Wrong.

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Stop the Senseless Flushing!

Five Ways to Get a New Forum Off the Ground in 2023

How do you go from zero to a robust forum community in 2023? It isn't easy but we provide some tips for you to get that forum you've been thinking about up and running this year.

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Five Ways to Get a New Forum Off the Ground in 2023

Put a Glide in Your Stride and a Dip In Your Hip and Use a Mother Script!

In this tutorial, learn how to make your cron-driven shell scripts easier to manage by using a mother script. We'll show you how you'll never have to think about cleaning up temp files again!

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Put a Glide in Your Stride and a Dip In Your Hip and Use a Mother Script!

From Oracle Cloud to TOR to Telegram: Check Out LowEndTalk Tutorials!

Want to setup OpenLiteSpeed on Oracle Cloud arm instances? Need to transfer data between Telegram and your VPS? Want to configure your VPN to exit fast TOR nodes? Check out LowEndTalk's tutorials!

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From Oracle Cloud to TOR to Telegram: Check Out LowEndTalk Tutorials!
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