8 March 2020 deprecated Tweaknews switched to another vpn provider, Privado. This provider support vpn connections from other devices then only windows.
In the support section there’s enough information to get your vpn running from Android, Linux, Mac and other devices. This will make the work around as described below deprecated.
TweakNews is a usenet provider that’s not that expensive and in some of there plans you have also the possibility to use vpn.
To use vpn they have a app for Windows, Android and Apple. Not for Linux! Wtf, almost all Nas are running on Linux, routers are running on linux, Raspberry runs on Linux, etc…
I’m not gone explain how to install OpenVpn on your device, there are enough tutorials on the net for the device you have to explain that. This post will only help you with the required OpenVpn files for Tweaknews.
I did some “reverse” engineering with the Windows app and luckily they are using OpenVpn as base for the app.
If you install the windows app all required info can be found in the c:\Program Files (x86)\TweakNews\OpenVPN\ directory.
The openvpn.config and tweaknews.crt file are there, you don’t need more to get OpenVpn working.
To make it easier I have combined those 2 files to TweakNews.ovpn for easy importing the settings in Openvpn, you can download it below.
In this file you find on line 3 the Vpn server where you will connect to, in this case to the server in The Netherlands.
To find out ip addresses for other country’s, run the Tweaknews app ones on a Windows desktop and check the openvpn.config file. Share you country and Ip address in the comment below for other users.
After making connection with the server it will ask for the user name and password. For the username you must use your TweakNet login name and add @tweaknews to it at the end, for example tw1234567@tweaknews. Password is the same as you always use with your Tweaknews account.
For the Vecton POS system I have build different modules. This is the “Veft-factuur” module.
It’s a standalone invoice module for the Vectron-pos, it don’t need Vcom to operate. It’s using Veft as communication platform with the ecr’s.
Due the communication with Tcp/ip it’s possible to create global network with 1 invoice server. Therefore it’s possible that the customers visit different locations with 1 account.
Veft-factuur is a direct invoice system, it’s not necessary as in Vcom to read first the sales (of all the tables) data in the backoffice and make then an invoice. You can make with “Veft-factuur” direct a invoice of a table. Very popular for Bowling and party centre’s, you can give the customer the invoice direct at the end of the evening.
Account management is done in “Veft-factuur”. Indentification at the ECR can be done with number, scancode, magnetic & chipcard or with an dropdown menu.
For the Vecton POS system I have build different modules. This is the stock module called “Medium stock”.
With this module you can manage you plu’s, make orders, print barcode labels, check your stock, sales report and more.
It’s the oldest of the modules and has proven itself with various customers.
For the Vecton POS system I have build different modules. This is the first and most popular “V-factuur”.
It will proces the open Gc tables from Vectron commander as invoices. Accounts can be managed and exported to Vcom.
The first revision was written in VB6 and the 2e revision is rewritten in VB2005 for compatibiltity with the new OS’s like Vista.
Here are some screenshots of the VB6 version. This version is not available anymore for download.
This is my Mp3 player software that will give me music pleasure in various rooms in the house. The software has written for a touchscreen use. There was no software available for private use that supports touchscreens, Winamp etc. have to small buttons for touch use therefore I decided to make my own.
At this moment there are 1845 albums with 24000 tracks stored on a Windows 2000Server with 1286 covers. All this data is stored on a mirrored 244GB disc.
In the living room the 12″ touchscreen is build in a drawer of the table.
This is the main screen of the Mp3 player.
In the top is the information about the artist, track, play time, bitrate etc. Under the information window is a 2 channel spectrum analyzer. Beneath that on the left is the track slider to scroll trough the current playing number. Here are also the well known play, pause, stop, next track and previous track button’s.
Beneath that is the album and track information. On the right side we have a 12 channel equalizer and below that there are various functions; PRESET + – are used for preprogrammed equalizer settings. With EQ.TYPE you can choose between different spectrum analyzers layouts. Below in the picture with the cover you can see a other layout. The button PEAK is also for the spectrum analyzer so is will show the peaks. With the VIEW button we can switch between the view window for the mp3player or the juxebox, more later. LOUD is used to switch on/off the loudness. The SAVE button is used to save the current equalizer setting in the database. When you play the song again the equalizer will be set as saved. With the SAVE ALL button the equalizer setting will be saved for all the tracks from the album. INTRO will play only the first 15 sec. of a number. REPEAT will repeat the current playing album and AUTO will play the next album when the current album is finished.DISPLAY OFF will switch the spectrum analyzer off.
In the lower right corner there are the album search buttons, you can search with artist, album or category.
The touch keyboard to search for artist, album etc is also designed for touch use.
Here we see the various equalizer functions, here is chosen for a preset called headphone. Because the equalizer setting is changed now it’s possible to save the settings for the track or to whole album, this is indicated by the red leds on the buttons.
If you touch the spectrum analyzer on one of the frequency bars there occurs the frequency and amplitude of the bar. For this example 7,5KHz as an output of 0,33V.
By pressing the VIEW button you can see the tracks that are stored in the Juxebox, and by pressing the JUKE button the tracks in the juxebox are played. Is the track played then it’s removed from the juxebox playlist. Adding tracks to the juxebox is possible when navigating trough the albums by pressing the NAAR JUK button.
When the green led is burning in the COVER button, then there is a cover available to view. Just press the button and the cover will appear in the left window. On the right of the cover appears some extra buttons for the back, cd and inlay cover if available. If you cant see the cover very well you can press on it and a larger version will appear.
Love the Iron Maiden covers.