A few weeks back I mentioned Home Assistant. After I set that up, I bought some Kasa smart outlets. Two have replaced timers, so I no longer have to change the start times as the time of sunset changes throughout the year. A third is set up in my home …Continue reading
The Freenove kit included a DHT11 temperature/humidity module, so my first Home Assistant project was to set up a …Continue reading
I recently purchased an Icom IC-7300 ham radio for use at home, and when researching the radio around the time of purchase, I discovered this excellent YouTube video playlist, covering many aspects of the radio.
I have been using Wireguard for about a year & a half, when I switched from ZeroTier to Wireguard for most of my needs. Unfortunately, since the start, my Wireguard configuration has been completely manual, and very annoying since I had to create a new interface for every client.
No more …Continue reading
Parks On The Air, or POTA, is one of the aspects of amateur radio that I have been enjoying -- both hunting and activating. Ever since I starting doing POTA activations, I have been carrying my equipment in a Rubbermaid container, which is bulky and heavy. The only thing it has …Continue reading
Recently, I discovered that I was not able to email my wife's mac.com address from my mail server here. Apple's support document indicates that they require DKIM and SPF, and that they support DMARC. I have long had SPF configured, but I had not configured DKIM or DMARC.
Over …Continue reading
Continuing my earlier post about my Yaesu FT-7800R install, I completed the radio portion this weekend, so now I can get on the air.
This is not my typical type of post, but as I have said, communications and networking are things that excite me greatly. It's why I collect antique telephones, why I enjoy scanner and shortwave listening, why I learned the OSI model and have spent much of my career in and …Continue reading
I recently learned about the
program map type in the Linux automounter.
You can read about it here, but there is little information about it, and I was unable to find any web pages about it, so I am writing this post since it might help others.
The NFS automounter …Continue reading
As mentioned previously, I continue to be inundated with spam email. Fortunately, every spam has an observable email format: the email comes in the form of email@example.com.TLD.
This allows me to update my
blocked_senders file to defer every email in that format with a 450, using …Continue reading
I am a system engineer in the Raleigh, NC area. My main interests are Unix, VMware, and networking. More about me, and how I got started.