Weekly update

A 271-post collection

Weekly Update 272

Check out that lighting! The Elgato Key Lights have made a massive difference and they're easily controlled via their Stream Deck or the Home Assistant integration. I'm just super, super happy with these and after posting this video, I've fixed them directly to the wall using their Multi Mount System so it's now clean desk and clean line of sight between that and the screens. More tweaking to be done and more work to be done on the office, but it's all coming together very nicely now 😎 ReferencesMy new Elgato Key Lights are now up and running (beautifully made product and a massive improvement on before)I may have underestimated how much it costs to ship books around the world...

Weekly Update 271

It's been a busy week with lots of little bits and pieces demanding my attention. Coding, IoT'ing, 3D printing and a milestone academic event for Ari: Primary school - done! pic.twitter.com/IvUt6lBJRr — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 24, 2021 No major things in this weeks update, but plenty of things on all the above topics and more. Next week we're taking a short holiday then I'll be back in time to talk about that and more next Friday. For now, here's edition 271 (crikey, that's a lot), enjoy! ReferencesStill powering ahead with my 3D printed map of Oslo (I'll keep updating that thread until it's done)I got 3D scanned by a VECTRA M3 (it sounds more exciting...

Weekly Update 270

I'm outdoors! I've really wanted to get my mobile recording setup slick for some time now and after a bunch of mucking around with various mics (and a bit of "debugging in production" during this video), I'm finally really happy with it. I've just watched this back and other than mucking around with the gain in the first part of the video, I reckon it's great. The one thing I'll change in the future (and I don't know when I'll next do this outdoors, TBH) is to plug the RØDE lapel mic into the wireless unit. So, enjoy the absolutely amazing Gold Coast weather and hear some cyber things while you're at it 😎 ReferencesI've given up; the RØDE  VideoMic Me-L...

Weekly Update 269

Where does the time go? The video is an hour and 35 mins today, I suspect in part because I've done it on a Saturday morning with a bit more time to spare and, well, there was just a lot of stuff happening. I did make up for working on a Saturday by then heading straight down to the beach and it was perfect! Everything here is perfect 😎 🌴 🐋 https://t.co/0FqfSFanns — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 12, 2021 The water looked so perfect that true to my word, we then had to go jet skiing 😎 Epic jet ski ride! Offshore winds, so flat and calm by the beach. Crystal clear water, heaps of dolphins and a nice steak sandwich...

Weekly Update 268

Where does the time go? Feels like not a lot happening then three quarters of an hour later... But there are so many cool, interesting angles to this industry that there's always something or other happening. This week, it's new (still broken) tech courtesy of RØDE, the old Coinhive site still not dying, a super nasty data breach in Israel and Pwned Passwords absolutely powering along in both volume and the open source initiative with the FBI. Enjoy 😊 ReferencesThat RØDE mic - I just have no idea what's going on (it's only bad on my phone, why?!)I'm levelling up my anti-Coinhive efforts (if a site embeds Coinhive, it's now essentially unavailable)The CyberServe breach and ransomware in Israel is...

Weekly Update 267

Now this office is starting to look good! New wallpaper is in and brackets for the shelf are ready, just waiting for it to be made and fitted now. Oh - I mentioned a sound absorbing material that'll go up the wall in front of me and the ceiling - here's what'll it'll look like: During yesterday's weekly update vid I mentioned some sound absorbing material was going into my office. This is what it'll look like on the wall in front of me and ceiling. I reckon it looks pretty awesome 😎 pic.twitter.com/ag8WuTZ6eA — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) October 30, 2021 Awesome 😎 I'm going to share a heap more photos later on as things...

Weekly Update 266

Well this is a totally different office view! I'm properly getting into working more on the acoustics and aesthetics to make this the most productive environment possible which means this week things are in a bit of disarray due to ongoing works. Speaking of disarray, I've not been able to raise this week's sponsor in time so as I say in the video, their appearance on my blog this week is a bit... unusual. But hey, all that aside I'm really happy to have the preview of my long-awaited book out this week which is now available for anyone to go and grab for free. I also talk about how cool some of the shots with my new iPhone 13...

Weekly Update 265

I had a bunch of false starts with this one. I don't know if it was just OBS or something else, but we got there after several failed attempts and me resorting to reading Gov Parson's nutty tweets until it all started working. "Nutty" is a bit of a theme this week not just with the Gov, but particularly Thingiverse's extraordinarily poor handling of their data breach. Just watch (or listen), because it's pretty crazy stuff and it's still unfolding now 🍿 ReferencesI hit 4M HIBP subscribers! (sure, it's just a number, but it's a BIG round number!)Kids, devices, social media and parental supervision (tl;dr - use technical parental controls, but there ain't no substitute for a present and...

Weekly Update 264

A lot of cyber things this week: loads of data breach (or "scrape", In LinkedIn's case) incidents, Windows 11 upgrade experiences and then bricking my house courtesy of a Home Assistant update that fundamentally changed the Tuya integration. So pretty much "same, same but different" to every other week 🙂 ReferencesI've done another podcast with 1Password ("Crocodile Shower Privacy Settings with Troy Hunt" - yep!)LinkedIn had hundreds of millions of records scraped (seems like multiple incidents earlier in the year just now circulating broadly)Twitch - wow! (that's a thread on what I learned as news of the incident unfolded before I then reviewed the data)The Windows 11 upgrade process has been... mixed (still just my laptop that won't...

Weekly Update 263

Lots of little bits and pieces this week in a later and shorter than usual update. See the references for all the details, but plenty of cyber, some IoT weather station discussion and a bit of chatter around career and me deciding I want to do a "Hack Your Career More" talk once we all get back to doing events in person. Stay tuned for that last one in particular! ReferencesFor those asking, the weather station I'm using is a Davis Vantage Pro2 (really happy with this one, especially using the WeatherLink module to integrate into Home Assistant)Here's Scott's thread on the fallout of the Let's Encrypt expired root cert (we all knew it was coming, doesn't seem like...