Creating a "Privacy" SSID with pfSense, VLANs, and a VPN

A while ago I was thinking that it'd be cool to have a wireless network at our house that was a little more "privacy oriented". My wife and I have both had situations where we've searched for something, and received a barrage of related, sometimes embarassing, advertisements on…

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Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS: Quick Review

I've been using a Lezyne Enhanced Super GPS (ESG) for about 1,400 road miles as of this writing, and I've been impressed. I'm coming from a Garmin Edge 510, which set a reasonable bar for performance and functionality. I am especially impressed with the ESG when I consider that…

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A Dirty Hack to Enable Acceptable Sway WM Screen Recording

TL;DR https://gist.github.com/Spirotot/9eb68d7e1ea4984c3afa3ef28e2c046d Background I've been running the Wayland display server on my XPS 9550 for a while now, using sway, the drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager. One of the significant changes you'll notice moving to Wayland from X is that "regular&…

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Riva Arena Review

Recently, my wife and I upgraded our phones. The phones are great, but for some reason, they didn't work well with the little Bluetooth speaker that we liked to keep in the kitchen. The audio skipped and stuttered... which is a shame, because it really was a great speaker, especially…

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Solving Flare-On 2016 Challenge 1 with Angr

Took me way too long to finally getting around to publishing this post, but here it is. Last fall, FireEye announced their 3rd annual Flare-On challenge. It's sort of a recruiting thing for them, I think -- if you solve all the challenges (and especially if you solve them quickly)…

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