Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: November, 2009

OS X tools for the network guru

23 November, 2009 (13:26) | Uncategorized |

I wrote up an email for a new cohort, and thought that it would be helpful to toss up. So here we are, osx tools for the network guru with a mac. (guy/gal/whatever) Go find the, it’s hidden inside Applications/Utilities. Add it to your dock, it’s your new best friend. Install Xcode: Download [...]

Juniper SRX 100 cheap Junos box, will it be great?

21 November, 2009 (23:23) | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Juniper has produced an interesting niche product for a while now. The entry level firewall has been the Netscreen SSG5 for a while, but with their new line of boxes based on JunOS instead of ScreenOS, things are getting interesting again. I just mentioned that I picked up an older 5gt for my home network, [...]

Bluetooth Serial board

13 November, 2009 (19:36) | News, Projects | 1 comment

I’ve been meaning to get going on some electronics projects for a while, and I’m about to pull the trigger on this one. A while back I posted a note about this project, and now I’ve got a new PCB coming out soon. This was a wired prototype for my bluetooth serial board. It’s damn [...]

Netscreen 5gt: best home firewall for the money?

9 November, 2009 (11:07) | Uncategorized | 3 comments

I have a habit of using better than average hardware for my home network. In truth, I prefer near enterprise class if possible. The Netscreen 5gt is the precursor to the current Netscreen SSG5. The SSG5 is a great box, 120MB throuput, 6 interfaces, multiple virtual routers, etc. The 5gt went end of sale on [...]

CNC back online… new bezels coming soon!

7 November, 2009 (00:12) | Projects, Toys | 2 comments

I’ve been too busy to sort out my workshop for a while, but thanks to the delivery of a small Dell machine (thanks to Eric’s basement!) I’ve got a dedicated box assigned to run XP and Mach3 on my mill. I did a quick test cut and it looks like I’ll have no problem producing [...]