Dynamic DNS

I am using GCP for EVE-NG but I dont have permanent public IPs for the VMs as it has a cost and they are not running all the time. I am not really bother about that but talking with a friend a couple of weeks ago he wanted to have a public IP to his home lab using a commercial broadband that obviously provides dynamic IPs. So I searched a bit and found different solutions and found this:


For my needs it is enough. It is free up to 5 domains. And you dont have to install any software in your systems. Just a cron job calling a basic script with one line.

The thing I don’t like. If you don’t pay with money… you pay with your data. You have to use an account from Twitter, Google, Reddit or Github. Fortunately I have an account from one of those services that I dont use so it has minimum data.

Choco Cookies

It is something I have never tried to bake. I consider it a very American/British thing. I have tried good ones in UK in Ben’s Cookies and it seems there is a great version in USA in Levain Bakery.

So searching for recipes, I chose this one:

Ingredients (adapted to what I have):

Plain flour 200g
Self-Raising flour 100g
100% cocoa powder 50g
1 teaspoon of corn flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Half a teaspoon of salt

Cold butter 200g
Brown sugar 130g
White sugar 70g

2 free range eggs - beaten room temperature 

300g 80% dark chocolate in pieces
20g of mixed nuts crashed


  • Sieve flour, cocoa powder, corn, baking soda/powder, and salt.
  • Cut the cold butter into a small cubes.
  • Chop chocolate tablets into small pieces.
  • In a big enough bowl, cream the butter and sugar. I do it by hand.
  • Add eggs in 3 separate steps, and keep mixing.
  • Add the dry ingredients (flour mix), and mix lightly until you still see unmixed flour.
  • Add chocolate pieces and nuts. Mix lightly.
  • Cover and move the dough to the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Weight 170gr of dough per cookie. Make a ball and place it on a tray.
  • Move the try to the fridge for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Pre heat the oven to 200℃ and bake it at 180℃ for 10 minutes.
  • Let them rest for 15 minutes or more until the surface is a bit hard. If not they will break down in your hand.


Obviously, they dont look like the ones in the video or the other sites but they were good.

Difficult to believe, but they dont taste super sweet. I used 100% cocoa powder and 85% dark chocolate. Still one cookie has the amount of chocolate and sugar that I take in one week 😛


You can put the rest of cookies in the freezer! And enjoy fresh baked cookies any day!!! (I had three left over)


  • They where in the oven for 13 minutes or more… so they flat out more than I wished.
  • They are very big cookies so make sure they have plenty of room. I only put four and one moved when I put the tray in the oven.

Another time, I will try the walnut one.

The Great Suspender

No, it is not me when I was a kid. It is a GC extension. I have a very bad habit of opening many tabs in my browser with the excuse, I will take a look later. That takes a big toll in CPU/Memory. With this extension, my laptop is running very smoothly even when I have three cEOS docker boxes running in the background. The fan runs less often. I have been using it for over a week and I am very happy with it. Need to find something for Firefox.