pfSense VLANs with a one-NIC NUC & a TP-LINK TL-SG108E

Introduction Our gateway device is an Intel NUC, which has only one NIC. I added a USB3 NIC to serve as the WAN interface (with the internal NIC serving as the LAN interface). This worked fine until recently, when we tripled our Internet upload and download speeds. After the speed…

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Cycling: The 1-year Update

In the past 52 weeks, I've ridden 4,700 miles, 3,045 of which are "car replacement" miles, which are miles that I would have otherwise driven in a car. The other ~1,650 were for fun. What a great year it's been. 52 weeks of riding almost every day.…

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PoliCTF 2015 'Am I Cheating?' Reversing Writeup

This challenge was available only via the torrent -- probably because of its large size (close to 4GB). Let's go! Decompress and run Decompressing the challenge's .tar.gz gets you this: > $ file * challdeb.img: QEMU QCOW Image (v2), 6442450944 bytes qemu: directory run_and_solve_me: ELF 64-bit LSB…

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Why Does This Blog Look Like It Does?

When I like something, I tend to really like it. And, often to all involved parties' detriment and dismay, I tend to like to talk about the things that I like. For example, if you've ever talked with me before, you've probably heard words like 'Costco', 'bikes', 'Lenovo', or 'Linux'.…

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