Weekly update

A 231-post collection

Weekly Update 222

I'm live again! Well, I was live having found enough connectivity in Port Douglas to go back to streaming. I'll still be here next week too and will plan on doing a Christmas morning stream from the same location. I talk a bunch about the trip and what I'm seeing in Aus in the latter part of this video, it's a truly amazing place I'm only just getting to really see extensively now. That said, the present COVID outbreak in Sydney may impact the final leg in the trip as the government guidance now stipulates that we'd need to be tested on re-entry to Queensland and self-isolate until a test result is returned. Whilst not planning to go anywhere near...

Weekly Update 221

Well this is different; a weekly update bereft of neon studio lighting and instead done from the great outdoors, complete with all sorts of animal noises and a (probably) drunk green tree frog. I picked one of my favourite travelling companions to join me this week, a little guy I last did one of these with in a very different environment back in Oslo earlier this year. I've really been trying to focus my time on family so the Aussie travels dominate this week, but there's a little tech sprinkled in as well. It's all pre-recorded this week thanks to bandwidth that's barely sufficient for a tweet (I had to travel to a nearby town just to get this uploaded!...

Weekly Update 220

It's a lighter weekly update this week, kinda feels like I'm still recovering from last week's epic IoT series TBH. It's also the last update from home before I go on my first decent trip since the whole pandemic thing started and as such, the next five updates will all come from other locations, some of them rather, uh, "remote". But there's still an hour of content today including the fact that it's HIBP's birthday 🎂 ReferencesIt's Have I Been Pwned's birthday 🎂 (that's the launch blog post, how things have changed... and yet stayed the same)Apparently, "red" Texans don't like being told their password is crap (and other ridiculous insights)Also on stupid emails, apparently I'm gonna be in trouble...

Weekly Update 219: IoT Unravelled with Scott Helme

What. A. Week. Blog post every day, massive uptick in comments, DMs, newsletter subscribers, followers and especially, blog traffic. More than 200,000 unique visitors dropped by this week, mostly to read about IoT things. This has been a fascinating experience for me and I've enjoyed sharing the journey, complete with all my mistakes 🙂 I topped the week off by spending a couple of hours talking to Scott Helme about our respective IoT experiences so that's the entirety of this week's update - Scott and I talking IoT. I hope you enjoy this temporary change in programming so here it is, the IoT unravelled livestream with Scott: ReferencesIoT Unravelled Part 1: It's a Mess... But Then There's Home AssistantIoT Unravelled...

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...