The new beta PIA app is very impressive (Linux)

If you have Private Internet Access VPN I recommend trying the beta app. Not only is it beautiful but it is completely open-source now. Prior to using the beta application I would have to do a couple extra steps on the stable application to work proper in KDE Neon. It wasn’t a big deal it was more cosmetic than anything but still drove me nuts this was the Issue and fix. I hope they continue to use the same look on the new beta app and don’t change it that much it looks perfect the way it is. The little logo of the man to show that you were connected or not connected has changed for the better in my opinion.


Here’s something interesting VPN Killswitch has a new feature called Auto from what I’m understanding if you lose connection with your VPN on Auto you will not leak out. If you have the kill switch set to off if you lose your VPN connection it will route back to your normal IP address. Always on setting network will only work if the VPN is on. If the vpn is no on or running you will not get outside traffic at all. A cool new feature if you have lan (local area network) set up in the app you can browse your local network with always on kill switch but then again that is not going out to wan (wide area network) so your good to go.

If you are running the stable version of the VPN app v82 and would like to try the beta here’s the instructions to remove the stable version and install the beta. Thank you PIAThomas on Reddit for the instructions.

Uninstall v82 before installing the beta. Open up a terminal and you’re going to remove some files with the some commands. First off turn off the private internet application by right-clicking the icon and hitting the quit button. It is best to just copy and paste the commands below

  1. rm -rf ~/.config/PrivateInternetAccess
  2. rm ~/.local/share/applications/pia_manager.desktop
  3. sudo rm -rf /opt/pia
  4. rm -rf ~/.pia_manager/

If all works its time to install the new beta The instructions are fairly straightforward.



Binary Beat by Bruce

I have been working on a project/album for my personal enjoyment. So I’m going to share it with you all the reason I’m sharing it is there are several companies out there charging for something that can be created for free or distributed for free. Do a quick Google search on Binary Beats or binarial beats you’ll be amazed at how much companies are trying to charge you. I did a Google search for binary beats and click the first link after they give you this sales pitch about the science explaining what binary beats is and how it works on your brain and how it can heal your chakras and their product is the best whatnots and this and that. I went to the store and clicked on the first CD that they offer it’s 12 tracks track Length are 30 and 60 minutes long for $59.99 that is absolutely insane. I know they’re going to say that they have special technicians and professional recording studios scientists and doctors Healers and all kinds of other stuff to gain your trust to get your money. Quite frankly these companies piss me off that’s why I’m giving my stuff away for free and I’m making it for my myself why not share it. My binary beats are tailored for my liking but if you have an idea of a binary beat of how you want it to sound I would be more than happy to help make you one that is more tailored for you but that will cost you $59.99 that is a joke. I enjoy making them so it will be the same price as the ones I’m giving up right now free.

My binary beats are long over an hour long. I prefer rendering my binary Beats in Flac format cuz it is lossless audio. If you prefer MP3 I will create an MP3 format also to download. I’m only releasing two at the moment. One is called Low Binary Beat I wanted to create one with super low tones. The other one is called Chaotic Binary Beat it has a lot of ups and downs hints the word chaotic. These files are quite big but then again high quality. I’m going to make it so when you hit download you can download both of them together as Flac or as MP3 or you’re able to download them separately both formats. Binary Beats by Bruce
If you want to hear what they sound like before downloading here are the Flac versions available to listen to.
Chaotic binary beat.flac
Low binary beat.flac
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I recommend good headphones for ultimate listening pleasure.
I will release more soon!
Binary beats or binaural beats is consciously heard as a human that fluctuate to a certain frequency.
Share this page so we can stop the predatory companies from taking your money$$$$$

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How to fix icons in icon tray for private internet access application.

When you download the application, the images are already in there, but they’re not sized properly and won’t work well with some GUIs.

For me, I would get a green box like so.

  • First off, you will need a program called imagemagick. In an Ubuntu-based Linux, open up your terminal and type in the following command to install imagemagick:

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install imagemagick

  • Once that is done, keep your terminal open and type in the following command. The proper directory that contains the images:

$ cd /opt/pia/frontend/img

  • You can use this command to make sure you’re in the right spot:

$ ls

  • You need to make a new folder of that directory with the following command (to save the original images this just to be on the safe side if you want to restore the images):

$ sudo mkdir img_bak

  • This command will create a backup of all your images and will put it into the folder we just created (img_bak):

$ sudo cp *png img_bak

  • With the next command, you are going to edit the images (resizing them to properly display in the tray):

$ sudo mogrify -resize 24×24 tray_disconnected.png

$ sudo mogrify -resize 24×24 tray_connecting.png

$ sudo mogrify -resize 24×24 tray_connected.png

  • Now it should display correctly. Here is an image of my terminal (so you can see step-by-step instructions):

In order to display their logo, you need to follow the same steps for KDE neon and Kubuntu. The current Private Internet Access application I did this on was pia-v81.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

The new Raspberry Pi 3 B + I couldn’t help myself even though I have two other Raspberry Pi 3 B. By the way just so you know if you buy a case make sure it says it’s compatible with Raspberry Pi B + if not you have to do some altering I ordered a case with a fan that said it was compatible with the B+ but wasn’t so be sure to read reviews beforehand there’s a new set of pins and one of the chips is slightly in a different place but I managed to get it to work. The reason I got a new Pi was the faster transfer rates and yes a little bit faster CPU it is for my OSMC The really cool thing is you can just swap out micro SD cards for OSMC and it just works which is also stated in OSMC’s blog post. I did it change the wireless network to the 5G no problems but I did a fresh image install. I had some other stuff on the old sd card that I didn’t want like Webmin. Was hoping to see an Improvement in processor speed there may be but I don’t notice one but I do notice the transfer rate speed increase which makes me very happy all in all I’m glad I got it. In return, it gave me another Raspberry Pi to play with which you can see here.