Category Archives: Misc

The journey to Linux KVM virtual hosting

Last week I decided that I should check out KVM as an alternative to VMWare’s Vsphere ESX for my home lab. ESX worked fine-ish – relatively easy to setup and well documented online – but their update process left something … Continue reading

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Project Coop – Automated chicken coop door opener

Parts list:1) Functional Devices RIB2401D DPDT relay2) Weatherproof 1-gang deep junction box3) 12V linear actuator, 8? extension, IP65 rated w/ mounting brackets (you may want a different size for your particular door/setup4) Wemo wifi plug Basically the secret is in … Continue reading

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POCSAG and pager traffic

With the recent rise in COVID-19 activities, I decided it was time to resurrect my page sniffer.

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I’m spending a month in Kaua’i, and thanks to some extremely generous friends, lodging is covered – while cashing in some of the last decade of air miles covers the flight.

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Adding a static arp to Windows Server 2012

For some reason, my windows server wouldn’t talk to one of my network devices. It would talk to all the others, but not this one. I tried changing the ip address of the device, and even swapped it out for … Continue reading

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DuckDNS is a free dynamic DNS services built on top of Amazon AWS as a response to DynDNS shutting down their free service. From DuckDNS – it’s free and always will be.

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Whee! I crashed my nas.

On one side, it kind of sucks. On the other side – it gives me an excuse to move from 2tb drives to 4tb drives. Mail servers and webservers recreated, but SQL is backed up – so no real data … Continue reading

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websaver A screen-saver for OS-X that displays web pages

A very simple screen saver with a single simple purpose. You specify a web page URL and, optionally, a reload time. The page will then be displayed when your machine is idle. Supports simple motion-sensor input for screen control.

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Quadcopter Fyling

I went out to behind the Glassworks Gallery in Sperryville, VA on Sunday (4/20/14) and tried a little flying. Here’s some of the video I took.  

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Mac OS X v10.4 and later: How to prevent .DS_Store file creation over network connections

To configure a Mac OS X user account so that .DS_Store files are not created when interacting with a remote file server using the Finder, follow the steps below:Note: This will affect the user’s interactions with SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and … Continue reading

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