Weekly update

A 217-post collection

Weekly Update 218

This week, I've finally got a workable mobile setup with sufficient quality audio and video. As I explain in the video, this is ultimately achieved by the Sigma lens feeding into the Sony DSLR then via micro HDMI to the Elgato Cam Link 4K into my laptop via USB which then wifis over to my boat shed access point connected via ethernet over power to the server room and into the network. This seems unnecessarily hard... yet here we are. I'll be travelling from an extended period starting in a few weeks' time so let's see how this all goes on the road. For now, here's this week's update from my backyard: ReferencesThe Cit0day collection of breaches is... big (you...

Weekly Update 217

This week's update had a load of questions so even whilst the planned content didn't consume a lot of time, audience engagement was great and I appreciate all the input. The big excitement for me was that Ubiquiti doorbell and whilst that might seem like a small thing, I'm absolutely loving it and the ability to answer it from anywhere whilst also integrating it into Home Assistant and triggering events like Sonos text to speech is really cool. Check it out in the links below or here me talk about it in the video, it rocks 😎 ReferencesMy (ISC)² award arrived! (it's a beautiful piece I'm very humbled to have received)I killed some time messing with an SEO spammer (what...

Weekly Update 216

Alrighty, quickie intro before I rush off to hit the tennis court, catch up with old friends, onto the wake park before BBQ and, of course, 🍺. I'm doing a quick snapshot on how we're travelling down here COVID wise, I lament the demise (followed by resurrection) of my Ubiquiti network, there's a heap of new data breaches in HIBP and a bunch more insight into my guitar lessons (no, I'm not giving guitar lessons!) Enjoy 😊 ReferencesWe're tracking remarkably well down here COVID wise (and yes, I'm very conscious of how different it is in other parts of the world right now, thoughts are with you guys)Guitar lessons! (ok, not really, but please do watch that embedded Ricky Gervais video...

Weekly Update 215

It was a bit of a slow start this week. "Plan A" was to use the new GoPro with the Media Mod (including light and lapel mic) and do an outdoor session. This should really be much easier than it was with multiple issues ranging from connectivity drops to audio sync to simply not having a GoPro to tripod adaptor. I'll need to get on top of that before my big Xmas holiday trip and none of these are insurmountable problems, but this stuff should be easy! Can't feel too sorry for myself, had a great day on the water before that (exclusive wake park footage right there), but ended up in the office as usual. Enjoy 🙂 ReferencesIt's a slow...

Weekly Update 214

It's a very tired weekly update as I struggle a little bit after only a few hours' sleep but hey, at least I've got a nice haircut! In more topical news, I'm pretty happy about the experience installing Ubiquiti's AmpliFi ALIEN gear into a neighbour's house, it's Trump on top of Trump with his password commentary and then his actual password and finally, questions from the audience on AmpliFi versus UniFi which some people might find interesting. Next week, I'm hoping I'll be able to talk about the Ubiquiti doorbell as well so tune back in for that one. ReferencesI put an AmpliFi ALIEN unit into a friend's house (this is some really cool kit!)Trump had some, uh, "interesting"...

Weekly Update 213

The week's update comes on the back of a very long week for me, but it's good to be "out there" speaking at events even if they are just from the comfort of my own home. There's also more adventures in IoT, Chrome's experiment with URL paths in their omnibox and Apple messing around with MAC addresses on my phone and watch. Oh - and I did manage to track down what my favourite Norwegian beer is following a question from the audience: I was asked about my favourite Norwegian beer during my live stream today and couldn’t recall the name. Because it’s my fav, @charlottelyng kindly took a pic for me back in Oslo 😊 Juicy Stuff Klokk...

Weekly Update 212

It's a bit of a mega one this week running over the 1-hour mark, but there's been an awful lot happen during the last week that I reckon is of interest. There's a decidedly adult theme running across the topics not by design, but just by pure coincidence between the Grindr incident, a query I got regarding erasing one's adult website browsing history and the IoT male chastity device full of security holes and potential requiring a grinder (not Grindr!) to remove. We live in interesting times... ReferencesIt's NDC Sydney next week! (I won't "be" there this year, but the show is still going on)I'm super impressed with the quality on the new GoPro HERO9 Black (more of that...

Weekly Update 211

This week there's a lot of connected things: connected shoes, connected garage camera and connected GoPro. And then there's Scott's Grindr account. Awkward. Actually, since recording this weekly update the details of the issue have now been released so I'll talk about that in more detail next week. This week there's all the above and, on a more personal note, my relationship with Charlotte. Enjoy. ReferencesMy shoes are connected! (that's the tweet thread of how to update the firmware in them - yep, updating the firmware in my shoes)My Ubiquiti G3 Micro is up and integrated with Home Assistant to raise motion events (this is super simple and I'll use it to trigger external lights once more Shellys go...

Weekly Update 210

Wow, 4 years already. Regardless of where I've been in the world or the stresses that have been going on in my personal life, every single week without exception there's been a video. This makes 210 of them now, and these days they're live from a much more professional setup in a location that has absolutely no chance of changing for the foreseeable future. Not exactly the way I saw things panning out 4 years ago, but I guess we've all been a bit blindsided on that front. Anyway, on with the show and there's not a lot on the professional front this week due to downtime with the kids over their holidays, but some good audience questions I hope...

Weekly Update 209

More IoT, more cyber and more Q&A so yeah, business as usual this week. More specifically, a lot of this week's update talks about VPNs and where they still make sense with so much HTTPS all over the place these days. As I say in the vid, blog posts like the VPN one I did this week are often done to help me get my thoughts on a topic straight and a lot of things became a lot clearer for me in doing that. The headline figure out of that post IMHO is that only 2.3% of websites are forcing all connections to be secure courtesy of HSTS preload and the fact that browsers still default to...