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YNAB vs Quicken Simplifi
  • Great to hear; Sounds like I made the right choice!

  • Personal Finance @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    YNAB vs Quicken Simplifi

    I wanted to start using a budgeting program to better organize my spending/ goals, and basically narrowed it down to 3 --YNAB, Actual and Quicken Simplifi.

    I setup a self-hosted instance of Actual and was able to import my spending from my account by exporting from my bank and importing into the app, however this seemed like it might get tedious over time, so I decided to try YNAB.

    So far this has been pretty straight forward. I’m still waiting for things to sync up with my linked accounts, but I like it so far. I would try Simplifi but there’s no trial period there; though the graphs and UI make it seem appealing.

    Anyone here have any experience with Simplifi/ YNAB, and why might you chose one over the other?

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    YNAB vs Quicken Simplifi

    I wanted to start using a budgeting program to better organize my spending/ goals, and basically narrowed it down to 3 --YNAB, Actual and Quicken Simplifi.

    I setup a self-hosted instance of Actual and was able to import my spending from my account by exporting from my bank and importing into the app, however this seemed like it might get tedious over time, so I decided to try YNAB.

    So far this has been pretty straight forward. I'm still waiting for things to sync up with my linked accounts, but I like it so far. I would try Simplifi but there's no trial period there; though the graphs and UI make it seem appealing.

    Anyone here have any experience with Simplifi/ YNAB, and why might you chose one over the other?

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    Recommendation for software/ apps
  • Thanks for the reply! I'll look into these!

    Update: Ended up installing Actual and it's pretty nice! I think I'll also check out Quicken and YNAB (for non self-hosted options).

  • Personal Finance @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Recommendation for software/ apps

    Hello,

    So I recently revisited (and recreated) my savings spreadsheets so that I can track my needs, wants and savings. To try to keep track of my fixed costs and also try to follow the 50/30/20 rule (not sure if this is a good strategy or not).

    I have everything mostly sorted, but as new things come up, say a new subscription or a cancelled one, changes in rent, etc. It will be a bit of a hassle to keep this up to date.

    Are there any software/ apps that you guys use that you like that make this kind of thing easier to see where your money is going?

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    PiAlert without WAN access

    For those of you who know of PiAlert or similar projects/forks like NetAlertX, do you know of any that can run without WAN access?

    I just got PiAlert running the other day and noticed that it does not update correctly unless it has access to WAN which seems odd, since it's basically just running arp commands within internal IP ranges over specified interfaces.

    Edit: Looks like I was just able to modify one function to return a hardcoded value to resolve the need to connect to WAN

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    Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces
  • Thank you for the great reply! I have looked through my firewall rules, and I can't seem to find anything that seems out of the ordinary. Interestingly enough, if I ssh to the VM via 192.168.6.X from my PC which is also on 192.168.6.X there are no issues. It's only when I try to SSH into the 192.168.1.X interface on the VM that I experience the disconnection issues.

    I've added some ufw rules to only allow incoming from 192.168.6.X to 192.168.1.X on port 80 and 443 (to see the web GUI) and deny from most of RFC1918 to it otherwise

    To                         Action      From
    --                         ------      ----
    192.168.1.40 80            ALLOW       192.168.6.0/24            
    192.168.1.40 443           ALLOW       192.168.6.0/24            
    192.168.6.40 22            ALLOW       192.168.6.0/24            
    192.168.1.40               DENY        192.168.0.0/16  
    

    I'm hoping that there's no asymmetric routing happening as a result of this VM and it's interfaces (these are virtual interfaces that I created in Proxmox and then configured in the VM via /etc/network/interfaces

  • Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces
  • Understood. Thanks so much!

  • Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces
  • Hey, thanks for the reply! I'm referencing it by IP address, so no DNS at play here. I haven't taken a packet capture yet but likely will later.

    Routing table from my PC

    Routing table from the VM

  • Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces
  • Just SSH dropping. Everything on the VM side is ok.

    And yes, the computer I'm using is on .6.X (LAN VLAN) and the VM is on .1.X (MGMT VLAN).

    The management VLAN is only accessible by a couple devices and this is one of them. To get PiAlert to be able to see devices on the LAN VLAN, it has to have an interface to be able to ARP from.

  • Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces
  • Would that be similar to telling SSH to listen on only one interface? Because I did try that but it unfortunately did not resolve the issue

    Edit: Found what you mean. I'll give this a try, thanks!

  • homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Network conflict on VM with multiple interfaces

    So, I finally got this project (PiAlert) working how I'd like.

    It basically uses arp to keep track of devices on your network, and let you know when new ones join. It gives some basic stats like uptime, etc and you can configure a few different notification options to be alerted when a rogue device connects.

    Anyways, to get this work on my network involved setting up several network interfaces, as I have quite a few VLANs I'd like to keep an eye on. While everything seems to be working, I feel like I may have created an asymmetric-routing situation, as now when I SSH to the VM hosting this, it will freeze up after a few seconds.

    My interfaces look like such. The problem is that I am accessing this VM (hosted on 192.168.1.0/24) from my personal network (192.168.6.0/24). My personal network has access to 192.168.1.0/24 and obviously to it's own subnet, so I think packets are getting confused, as there are multiple routes they can take to this VM.

    I believe this is confirmed, because if I disable the entry for 192.168.6.0/24 in my /etc/network/interfaces file, the problem goes away.

    How should I handle this? I've tried some simple UFW rules to try to force things to only use the 192.168.1.0/24 interface, but to no avail.

    Edit: Sorry for the weird markdown, not sure why it's highlighting keywords

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    Homelab Honeypot
  • Yeah, such a nightmare, lol. If I ever feel like hosting a honeypot I'll probably DMZ it or use a VPS or something, but I'm going to change gears on projects for now.

  • homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Homelab Honeypot

    I recently installed an instance of TPot Honeypot, and it looks and feels pretty fantastic.

    I haven't opened it up to the whole world, because my goal here was to just have the same ports I expose for my personal projects (game server, matrix chat, wireguard, etc) be exposed to it.

    I know this project is a bit overkill for this use case, since it comes with a ton of honeypots that I'm not using, and that I'm essentially trying to make a fancy IDS, however I have a couple questions.

    1. Is it possible to add custom ports for honeypots that aren't included in the project? For example, if I have a game running on port 4567 and there is no honeypot for that, I won't see any activity.

    2. Is there another (perhaps lighter) Honeypot that you guys would recommend?

    Edit: I guess disregard. I realize now that I can't have honeypots running on the same ports as the services in which I'm wanting to monitor. Port forwarding from WAN to multiple devices using the same port won't work

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    Tire suggestions [WRX]
  • Thanks for the reply. Yours are the pluses, right?

  • Tire suggestions [WRX]

    I've been using the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ for a couple years now, and they've been great. Very responsive, no tire roll in the corners and great for all season (I live in an area with only light rain and no snow). My WRX is mainly a commuter car, no track or anything like that.

    That being said, are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4's the only tire worth looking at, or are there some others that might fit my needs.

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    Pi Alert VLAN issue
  • Right. Most of my VLANs are set up that way; they're silos. The VLAN that this is running on is the "management" VLAN that can see the other ones

  • homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Pi Alert VLAN issue

    I recently discovered Pi Alert (and the various forks of it) and it seems like something that might be useful on my homelab.

    I've decided to use this version, and have tried the others as well, but I can't seem to get it to discover things outside of the VLAN that it is installed on.

    It is running on a Proxmox VM using a trunk'd interface that has several VLANs available to it. If I SSH into the VM hosting Pi Alert, I am able to ping the devices on the other VLANs without issues, so I know ICMP detection should be working.

    Here is the config section. I am using SCAN_SUBNETS = [ '192.168.1.0/24 --interface=ens18', '192.168.2.0/24 --interface=ens18' ] To test 2 of my VLANs, and as mentioned, they are on the same interface, however this does not seem to be working.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Possible change in job title

    Hey all,

    Firstly, not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but here it goes anyways.

    I've been a Systems Engineer for about 6 years now, and it's fairly enjoyable. I get to program, play with hardware from time to time, but something is missing.

    In my free time, I like to spin up projects on my home lab, write and host new open source projects, maintain a fairly complex network, etc.

    A couple years ago, our company got hacked, and honestly, the aftermath was some of the most fun I've ever had at a job. I got to discover new tools to help my team (like Ansible to help us perform bulk actions across our tester fleet), I got to come up with clever ways to upgrade our fleet of machines to meet the new IT regulations and deploy them at scale once we got the green light to return to the labs and I got to think of new security strategies to help better protect us (my small team within the larger company) going forward.

    After the dust settled, it was back to basically only programming, but I do miss when I was able to use my infra/ security/ networking knowledge for that short time.

    If I were to change from Sys Engi to something else, what should I be looking for?

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    The Dyson Show nearing 1,000 episodes!

    This small YouTuber has been pumping out dad jokes for almost 1,000 episodes (999 currently).

    Show him some love :)

    PS, I’m sure some bot will yell at me for this link. Apologies.

    https://youtu.be/LtSWM-f2Rg4?si=e0-uur23aJh-MhEE

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    The Dyson Show nearing 1,000 episodes!

    This small YouTuber has been pumping out dad jokes for almost 1,000 episodes (999 currently).

    Show him some love :)

    PS, I'm sure some bot will yell at me for this link. Apologies.

    https://youtu.be/LtSWM-f2Rg4?si=e0-uur23aJh-MhEE

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    As the Internet Gets Scarier, More Parents Keep Their Kids’ Photos Offline
  • I read through their EULA the other day, and it seems everything is E2EE so only the recipients can see the data, but they do have access to some stuff such as last login, usernames, etc.

    I have a few friends using it, and it's nice once you get it going, but adding/ finding friends is a bit of a headache in my experience

  • As the Internet Gets Scarier, More Parents Keep Their Kids’ Photos Offline
  • I recently found out about Circles and was hoping to migrate friends and family to it, but it's just too much of a learning curve to get things set up.

  • Have an old NUC...
  • I have a somewhat dated (but decently specd) NUC running Proxmox, and it's the backbone of my home lab. No issues to date.

  • Time Warm in 4k 60fps?

    I just got my first GoPro (Hero 10 Black) and it's been pretty great. I noticed that you can use time warp (nice for walking around a big city) and then go back to regular speed by touching the pill button on the main screen when you are in an interesting situation.

    It seems the options are for 4k 30fps for normal speed, or 4k 60fps for "slow mo".

    I tested both, and it does seem to be 1/2 speed for the 60fps option. I think I know the answer, but is there a way to have 4k 60fps at normal speed when pausing time warp?

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    And I'll vote for him again
  • Rank choice, and more party options to use it on

  • Element Call: Secure video conferencing for Matrix
  • Yes, also confused by this.

  • Dell tells remote workers that they won’t be eligible for promotion
  • There's other WFH options that won't play silly games to try to force a RTS. They're becoming very competitive, but they're out there

  • Boeing tells pilots to check seats after Latam plane incident
  • So, is that switch defective? Or I guess, how did this behave differently than expected?

  • Gl.iNet no longer open source?
  • Updated with the forum posts

  • homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Gl.iNet no longer open source?

    After looking into travel routers a bit, I quickly came across Gl.iNet which seems to be a leader in the space. It seems they use OpenWRT which is great, but with some special sauce on top of it.

    In a few different posts I've seen people mention that they are no longer open source. Does anyone know if this is the case? I see some activity on their Github repo, but am not quite sure which parts people are worried about being closed.

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Travel Routers

    For those of you who use travel routers, do you only use them to wire guard/ openvpn back to your home networks for local resources?

    Do you use the travel routers firewall features at all, or does the VPN tunnel home take care of concerns about others in the public (hotel/ coffee shop/ etc) from seeing your devices?

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Whoogle

    I've been using Whoogle for probably a couple years now, and it's been great.

    I do not have a cert on my PC that's running it (in my house) so my connection to it is not https. My question though, is once my query reaches from my device to the whole server (http) does Whoogle then use HTTPS when exiting to complete the query?

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Setting up a WireGuard client on GL.iNet travel router

    I've gone through this process a few times over the last week since trying out WireGuard, and for the most part it's been seemless. There's hiccups here or there, but normally just me misconfiguring my keys/ config file.

    Typically on the client (my phone, tablet, etc) there is an option to generate the key pairs. I'll then put the public one on my peer definition in pfsense, and away we go.

    With this GL.iNet router however, there is no option (that I see) to generate the key pairs.. so I think the problem I'm running into is that they are not matching/ expected when the negotiation with my firewall happens.

    How can I go about generating these keypairs? Has anyone had this issue with GL.iNet?

    EDIT: After finding a post from GL.iNet staff advising to not have a Listening port in the Peer section, and to set the MTU to around 1300, I have everything working as expected.

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    OEM vs OEE windshields

    Does anyone have experience with OEM vs OEE windshields? Are they really that different to where the price difference ($300 vs $800 in my case) is justified?

    I've heard different takes, ranging from "avoid OEE at all costs, it's thinner and shaped differently" to "they're the same glass, just one doesn't have the Subaru print on it".

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    Setting up fail2ban on Debian 12

    I've used fail2ban in the past on Ubuntu, and it was very easy to setup.

    Apparently on Debian, there is no /var/log/auth.log, and it does not use iptables, so fail2ban is not seeing the failed login attempts and jailing the purp.

    Has anyone set this up successfully before? I see suggestions online to set backend = systemd, but this does not seem to be fixing the issue for me.

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    homelab @lemmy.ml root @lemmy.world
    TP-Link AP Hardware version mismatch

    Hey all,

    I have a TP-Link EAP660-HD which has been serving me very well. I recently upgraded the FW on it, and after checking the back of the unit to see that it is a ver 1.6 (and downloading the appropriate 1.6 FW) I see in the dashboard that it says it is a HW version 1.0.

    Is this expected? Pic

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    Finding my old car

    Back in college, I had to sell my 02 WRX because I couldn't afford to fix it. I had that car for ~10 years and love(d) it.

    I want to see if I can find the current owner to make an offer on it, but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. I sold it back in 2016 so it's been quite a while.

    Does anyone know any specific forums or threads for this purpose? I still have the license plate memorized.

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    root root @lemmy.world
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