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

EDIT (11/26/2017): We recently upgraded to Gigabit FIOS, and the driver for the Realtek NIC inside the Intel NUC BOX6CAYH would crash periodically when it experienced sustained, relatively high (200Mbps+) throughput -- the message I saw in the kernel logs was something like re0: watchdog timeout. Fortuantely, there's…

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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…

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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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