Matthew Ernisse

September 06, 2017 @17:20

Introduction

I don't listen to a lot of podcasts these days, in fact most of the time I listen to either Sirius XM or my music collection that I've curated into iTunes over the years. There are some times when I'm in the mood for something different and these are the podcasts that I have been actually listening to this year.

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Edited: September 14, 2017 @22:03

It is funny. In this day and age of disposable everything, where people are more than happy to shell out money for things that don't actually exist you might think that we've finally left nostalgia behind. There is no point in wishing for the past if it is all still there on some drive somewhere in the cloud.

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August 25, 2017 @17:30

Why new WiFi?

Back in May I closed on a house, leaving my old apartment of 10 years behind. The house was built in 1856 and as you might expect is built like a tank. This is lovely for many reasons but poses a bit of an impediment for having good WiFi.

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August 17, 2017 @13:40

There has been a lot of buzz around about how quickly the web is moving towards HTTPS everywhere. For quite a while the EFF has had extensions for the popular browsers to enforce HTTPS Everywhere, and security bloggers like Troy Hunt have written a bunch of things about impending browser changes that are going to make life a lot harder for people with websites that do not support HTTPS.

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April 14, 2017 @16:08

I have been going through my ~/TODO list recently and I have meant to figure out why my Sonos indexing has been failing lately. I sync my iTunes Library from my Time Machine backups into a shared space on my NAS so other things can get to it without having to have my Mac on.

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April 11, 2017 @20:08

I just wanted to quickly mention a change I ran into today while upgrading my OpenBSD routers to 6.1.

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March 10, 2017 @20:00

Over the years I have had many different BlackBerry phones. I started with a 7100t, one of the first candybar-style BlackBerry devices and just finished up a several-year relationship with a Passport.

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September 19, 2016 @16:00

I have actually been building the static content of the site from a python(1) script for a while, though until recently it ran from cron(8) and rebuilt all the pages every hour. This wasn't too bad since there were a few internal pages that also got rebuilt, including my graphing pages that are built from SNMP queries of various network gear.

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September 06, 2016 @16:00

I am hoping this will be the first of three or four posts detailing some of the technical bits under the covers of the new website. In this particular post I'll talk mostly about the design decisions that went into the whole infrastructure.

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June 18, 2015 @21:18
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I have lately started using MikroTik RouterBoards for various remote sites on my network. Mostly the RB951Ui-2HnD as they are inexpensive, powerful, and an all-in-one remote access solution. I typically only route prefixes for my network and networks I have direct VPN links to, but there are a few sites where I don't trust the local Internet provider and will route everything via the VPN.

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January 12, 2015 @19:41
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So I found myself stumbling across /r/unixporn/ the other day and a fair number of people seem to use screenfetch to display information about their systems in the screenshots they post.

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December 15, 2014 @16:08
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I found myself needing to make roughly 100 DNS records for a DHCP pool. In BIND I usually accomplish this with some fancy vi(1) work, but sadly this was for a Windows based lab at work.

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December 10, 2014 @10:56
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In the previous post on this topic I talked about building my ADS-B receiver to feed FlightAware and FlightRadar24. I got decent results but was waiting for some final pieces to put the unit outdoors and attach the LNA and filter (some ethernet cables and an antenna in the end).

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August 15, 2014 @15:25
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Being a student pilot I have been aware of the FAA's NextGen project which happens to include ADS-B. Most of what I have been poking around at has been the in-cockpit stuff, evaluating various "ADS-B in" (broadcasts TO airplanes in flight) products that provide things like FIS-B and TIS-B (weather and traffic, for non-pilot types). A few months ago I ran into a number of projects for making receivers that allow you to receive the "ADS-B out" traffic (broadcasts FROM airplanes in flight) and was interested. I then found out that FlightAware (my favorite flight tracking website) is interested in consuming the data streams from ADS-B receivers. So I built one.

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September 18, 2013 @21:39
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So when most people think about how they are going to spend a birthday they probably think about cake, cocktails, dinner, maybe presents. I thought a reasonable way to celebrate another year in the books was to complete a pretty major milestone in my flying career.

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