2

Mar/20

Filtering Websites With Ubiquiti Security Gateway And OpenDNS

Overview The Unifi Security Gateway (USG) can be setup to assign a custom DNS server. The DNS server itself will perform the blocking based on the sites people/devices access. Pre-Requisites In order for everything to work beyond a working Unifi … Continue reading

3

Feb/20

VLAN, Separating Devices On Your Network At Home

Overview I have recently swapped out my final unmanaged switch with a Ubiquity Unifi Switch completing a fully managed wired network at home. With the networking limitation removed it was time to start separating the network. The goal of segregating … Continue reading

6

Jan/20

Window Layout Manager On Windows 10: WinDock

Overview The debate of 2 (smaller) monitors v.s a single larger monitor has been one that I base on preference and working style. I recently switched from 2×22″ monitors to a 27″ and a 15″ laptop monitor due to lack … Continue reading

20

Dec/19

24h Streaming For MacMillian Cancer Support

Overview I participated in the Game Hero challenge by MacMillian who support patients as well as families affected by Cancer. In this write up I will be going through my equipment and setup and how it stood up to 24 … Continue reading

2

Dec/19

Pi-hole DNS Filtering

Overview Pi-hole is a very light weight, DNS filtering server. It’s so light that there are reports it can even run on a Raspberry Pi 1! Example reasons for filtering DNS include blocking ads to filtering out harmful sites (content … Continue reading

4

Nov/19

Backup Drive Naming Convention

Overview The main purpose i use a naming convention is to identify the drive with the new data v.s the old. Imagine going to the location where you’re swapping out a drive. Even a small distraction can cause confusion. Did … Continue reading

7

Oct/19

Sleep Tracking

Overview Sleep science and information is hard to come by and I can only assume it’s a field not as well studied or I’m looking in the wrong places. My goal of sleep tracking are: Time tracking Quality of sleep … Continue reading

2

Sep/19

Low Signal After Ubiquiti Access Point Firmware 4.0.42.10433

Upgrading from 4.0.21.9965 to 4.0.42.10433 (and beyond) on UAP AC Lite the signal was very poor and kept getting failed to obtain IP address error on multiple devices. It turns out the “Auto-Optimize Network” setting was having the opposite effect … Continue reading