Darren Nathanael

The internet finest blog, a place where I *ramble* or talk about something, or post helpful guides with a little bit of meme.

June 2024' Updates

This is my yearly update, or something like that.

Lavalink’ Hotfix

It still haunt me everyday;

VF QEMU Disk Resizing Failure - Debian

I have a VM with Debian 11 installed on it. Long story short, I've reached the maximum amount of storage. I increased the disk size resources in the VirtFusion admin panel and restarted the VM, but the change doesn't seem to be applied.

[arch-announce] The xz package has been backdoored

TL;DR: Upgrade your systems and container images **now**!

To the endless forest

time is endless, but is it really.

To the tears at martian sail

Something that i've written for someone - a little pie.

Let The Heavens Open

Let The Heavens Open by Gateway Worship Chords

Git Myself Because GitHub Cannot Be Trusted.

I'm setting up my own Git server using Forgejo to mirror/migrate my repositories from GitHub. Making me less dependent on GitHub.

Google and Yahoo DMARC requirement

Google and Yahoo are in forcing users to set a DMARC records; Spam? I hardly know her....

How to Listen and Pray

Prayer: A Normal, Dynamic Conversation; A look through the Gospels shows us that Jesus’ prayers were incredibly dynamic, honest, and authentic.

🙌 Why Do We Worship?

The word ‟worship” means to ascribe value to something (worth + ship) and to love and honor it.

Mattermost security updates 9.4.3, 9.3.2, 9.2.6, 8.1.10 (ESR) available

We’re writing to inform you about a Mattermost security update. This security update addresses low to high level severity vulnerabilities that were discovered during security research reviews by vultza (via HackerOne), Leandro Chaves (via HackerOne), themarkib0x0 (via HackerOne), and Juho Nurminen. The security update is available for Mattermost releases 9.4.3, 9.3.2, 9.2.6, 8.1.10 (Extended Support Release), for both Team Edition and Enterprise Edition. They are available for download here. Please follow the standard upgrade instructions to apply updates.

Path.NET might not be a path anymore

Well folks, look at that timing. Isn't it a wonderful day to hear that your DDoS protection provider got sued! Read more regarding what happened:

Path.NET Available Firewall Filters

Lists of all Path.NET Firewall Filters*

Wake-On-Lan Fedora 39 Setup

How to setup wake-on-lan feature on Fedora, perfect for Laptop and like.

Transfer Spotify to Youtube Music free

Switching from Spotify to YouTube Music? Don’t lose your music library! Learn how to use a free and unlimited tool to transfer your playlists and liked songs without paying a dime!

A New Way to Love

Pastors James and Bridgette Morris share how we can show the love of Jesus to the world by being kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving.

Debian 11 to 12

Updating Debian can be simple and painless, Today I will teach you how to update Debian As Fast As Possible.

Wi-Fi setup on hAP ax^3

While Mikrotik wifi is nothing to write home about, it is still pretty usable. Do not play with frequencies and cipher suites, unless you know what are you doing. Specifically frequencies and band widths are pretty joined together, they have to fit each other. Your's don't. So unless you have a specific need, use defaults.

Living By Faith

After flying for 15 hours non stop from India to Chicago, I was not in a social mood to speak with anyone as I boarded a plane home to CA.

Firm Foundation - Breaking new subs?

If you buy a new speaker or subwoofer and need to test it, I've compiled a great list of songs for you to try. Some are church-friendly, while others are not as much.

Lovesick Acoustic Chords by Jenna Raine

Lovesick by Jenna Raine Acoustic Guitar Chords

Taming Seraphine

Taming Seraphine by Gigi Styx is a good fit for those who enjoy a dark and intense romance with a strong focus on the complexities of human psychology and the blurred lines between good and evil.

I Am Right Here

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

EQ'ing Mackie CR3X - Pulsewire - Fedora Linux

The Mackie CR3X is an excellent affordable speaker. Although one of the common complaints is that it is too bassy, therefore you should EQ it...

Discord on Fedora - Building Discord From Scratch

I hate Discord, As a Fedora 39 user, I found myself facing issues with the official Discord app (Flatpak) and Vesktop. After googling for a solution, I gave up…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen - A Year and a Half Later

After owning the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for around a year and a half, I can confidently say that it is meh.

Buybye Microsoft

My love and hate relationship with windows is at the tipping point

MikroTik hAP AX3 - Slow WiFi & Poor Performance?

The hAP AX3 [C53UiG5HPaxD2HPaxD] is an affordable Home Router Access Point, hence the name hAP. Although there's a lot of complaints in regards to wifi...

Zipline - That next generation File Upload Server

Zipline, why and how. - In this blog post, I am explaining how you zipline. Make sense? no? okay just read it sweetie.

UniFi Network Application 8.0.7

UniFi Network Application 8.0.7 adds support for Radio Manager, WireGuard VPN Client, and Site Overview, and improves the Port Manager section by adding an overview of all ports and the VLAN Viewer.

Youtube has started to artificially slow down video load times if you use Firefox. Spoofing Chrome magically makes this problem go away.

YouTube loads drastically slower if you are using Mozilla Firefox [Video]

EU being a chad, they're fixing Microsoft Windows.

Following pressure from the EU, a major tech giant—Microsoft—has been compelled to... Read more

How to connect your domain to Minecraft using SRV records - Cloudflare

Learn more about How to connect your domain to Minecraft using SRV records on Cloudflare if you have non standard port.

Spotify Audiobook - Yummy / Part 1

I downloaded Spotify Audiobook. You can too! legally of course, by paying Spotify premium.

New connect page

I'm late by an hour, anyhow new connect page. What is it? read more.

The Bubbly Extrovert.docx

Bubbly hubbly, a document that I found on my NAS about extrovert.

I lost a TB of data today - And it's alright.

Rainy Day Disaster: Flooded Room and Hard Drive Demise / Learn from My Mistake – Protect Your Valuables!

Mattermost - Open Source Team Collaboration

Mattermost, the open-source, self-hosted platform that combines chat messaging, task management, and collaboration. Unlike other options like Slack or Rocket.Chat, Mattermost offers a straightforward setup with Docker, making it easy to manage and customize.

Spotify vs YouTube Music?

Spotify and YouTube Music are two of the world's most popular streaming platforms. Let me tell you, after a year of switching to YouTube music and cancelling my Spotify subscriptions, it was well worth it. One of the reasons I switched to YouTube music is that their algorithm is better. With Spotify, songs became boring, predictable, and even unexpected. The transition from song to song just doesn't work for me. There is no way to modify it.

phpize not found - Fix for Debian and Ubuntu

How to fix -bash: phpize: command not found

King of Wrath - Book Thing?

She’s the wife he never wanted…and the weakness he never saw coming.

The history and evolution of JavaScript

JavaScript is a popular programming language that is used to build interactive and dynamic web applications. In this blog post, we explore the history and evolution of JavaScript, including its origins at Netscape and its standardization as ECMAScript.

2b2t: A Minecraft Adventure Like No Other

2b2t is more than just a Minecraft server - it's a world of endless possibilities, where players are free to create and explore without the constraints of rules or limitations.

Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life: An Exploration of Human Existence

The question of human existence is one of the most fundamental and universal questions that we face as a species. In this blog post, we explore different theories and beliefs about the meaning and purpose of life, and discuss how we can find meaning and purpose in our own lives.


Sociology is the most useful, mind-opening, and helpful class to take.

What is AWS lambda?

AWS Lambda is a computing service that runs your back-end code in response to events.

How I setup my serverless website for free using Cloudflare pages

Serverless go 📈📈📈

How to configure fail2ban, and automatically report it to AbuseIPDB.

This should work with any fail2ban version higher than v0.10.0

How to Resize Image on the fly with NGINX

an alternative to Cloudflare edge 'Image Resizing' or just an easy way to get your image resized.

AAPanel IPv6

Enable AAPanel Dashboard on IPv6 only server

Debian 10 to 11

update debian 10 to 11

Tmux - Darren's essential tool.

The tools that Darren uses everyday. Tmux is a Terminal multiplexer used for multiplying terminal sessions.

setting up tunnelbroker (networks)

Setting up tunnelbroker for lavalink using the default 'network' (ifup ifdown).

The challenge of running lavalink

This blog post is about how I run my public lavalink server and how I managed it. also some of my frustations with it.

How I handle jays.host ddos attack

On January 2021 Jays.host started getting ddosed by e-z.host, here's how I mitigated it.

setting up tunnelbroker (netplan)

Setting up tunnelbroker for lavalink using netplan.

How to make your own CDN with 10 GB storage for free

For educational purposes only.

How to make lavalink server

Here’s how to properly setup lavalink on Windows, MacOS, or Linux

Baptism In The Holy Spirit