Intel NUC Memory and BIOS Gotcha

This is a quick post to cover a gotcha I ran into while preparing my new to me Intel NUC DC3217IYE to take over has my primary Home Assistant box. ...

January 10, 2018 · 2 min · Dan C Williams

Hugo + Staticman: Nested Replies and E-mail Notifications

Update 20190819: The public instance of the Staticman API is broken with no clear line-of-sight on when or if it will be repaired. Reference issue #307. I am now running my own Staticman instance in Heroku using the suggestions from VincentTam. I am using the master branch and integrating PR #285. VincentTam did a good write up on all of these things in a few places: Issue #296 & VincentTam’s blog on hosting your own instance of Staticman....

December 30, 2017 · 9 min · Dan C Williams

Intro to Ansible for Networkers

I made this quick video as an “Ansible 101” type introduction for some networking friends that just wanted a high-level intro to playbook creation and logic. So, I hope you enjoy it and get something useful from it. Please feel free to comment with any questions you may have! GitHub Repo: Intro to Ansible for Networkers - GitHub Repo

December 14, 2017 · 1 min · Dan C Williams

Cisco VIRL, pfSense, and Routed Management Networks

In this post I hope to quickly cover how I use pfSense to provide easily reachable management networks for simulations within VIRL. Below is a list of the technology I use in this lab environment: pfSense SG-1000 running 2.4 BETA Cisco VIRL_ — Core VMWare ESXi 5.5 Update 1 Generic VLAN Aware Layer 2 Switching I will not go through the entire installation of Cisco VIRL. I am just going to go through what I do in my personal environment to allow the FLAT & FLAT2 networks to be routable to the world....

June 15, 2017 · 5 min · Dan C Williams

PlaystationVUE, Amazon FireTV, pfSense, and Traffic Limiting

Quick Note All of the conclusions below were based off of my individual findings dealing with Vue and my cable provider. But, I used some parts of pfSense that a lot of people talk about and I thought it would be good to put it on paper for others to find. For all of the pfSense examples below I am using pfSense 2.4.0-BETA on an Netgate SG-1000. The Issue When the decision to cut the cord it was with much excitement about the upcoming experimenting with different content providers....

March 4, 2017 · 7 min · Dan C Williams