Upgrading to Unifi Dream Machine Pro.

Unifi Dream Machine Pro

I’ve been using Ubiquiti equipment since the original PowerStation.  I took it to the next level with Unifi.  I slowly acquired more and more equipment until their controller software had such an incredible sight into my network and it’s workings.  An insight that makes maintenance and  troubleshooting effortless.  Moving from the USG Pro to UDM Pro i immediately enjoy the faster speeds and the fancy touch screen panel.  What i don’t like is it’s complete lack of integration with non-local controllers and the missing features in its switch component.

Unifi panel showing link aggregation

As you can see from this image, i am a fan of link aggregation.  It is an inexpensive way to maximize existing  infrastructure and improve network performance.  Unfortunately, the 8 ports on the UDM are currently incapable of this feature.  I was hoping to remove one of the switches from my closet as i move links to the UDM, but it was not to be.  This seems like a serious oversight for a Pro branded unit.  I am hoping they fix this with a future update, but will not be holding my breath.

My final visit to the Encino Avenue bridge.

Encino Avenue bridge demolition

After reading of its impending destruction, i was hoping to pay the Encino Avenue pedestrian overpass a final visit.  Unfortunately visits were discouraged. The messaging was a bit mixed, as the fence was literally tied up with string.  i took pictures without trespassing.  The 101 will shutdown between White Oak and Burbank over the weekend for the bridge’s demolition.

Encino Avenue bridge demolition - Do Not EnterEncino Avenue bridge demolition - Tied up with string

Flipper software is coming along nicely!

Flipper with wifi-dev board scanning APs

Thanks to the exceptional work by justcallmekoko, RogueMaster, and many others there is now native flipper support for the unofficial Marauder firmware for the Flipper dev-board.  Marauder is firmware for the ESP-32 chipset full of security tools for bluetooth and wifi. The Flipper dev board doesn’t support bluetooth, but the wifi tools work and are usable from the flipper itself.  I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Flipper Marauder Demo

I almost fell for the classic crypto currency blunder. . .

trezor naked brokennaked trezor fixedOne of my older Trezor’s had a little hardware issue (USB port broke off).  when i went to look for my paper backup, it was not where i expected.  With no backup, I had no way to transfer the coins or tokens.  This is essentially how coins get burned.  Without access to the key, they aren’t your coins. it would be a shame to loose these assets, so i sought out a solution.

repair workspace trezor testingLuckily, i had some expert help.  my guy, referred me to his guy.  amazing work.  Huge thanks to Bill, for averting catastrophe.  now i am putting my new paper backup somewhere safe.  (and somewhere else, also safe)

What is old is new again! XP on an M1!

I’m doing experiments with UTM to create a single purpose XP system with zero network access. in this picture, i am trying to fix a damaged system while simultaneously installing a fresh one. eventually got it working like a champ, and now it’s almost as portable as an app.  Huge thanks to 4PCTechs for your insights and archive of ancient drivers!