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  • Reversing iLap, hacking IR protocols, and the creation of CoreIR

    Reversing iLap, hacking IR protocols, and the creation of CoreIR My adventure into IR protocols, arduino hardware, and C++ all started when I found out that iLap was selling a small device. This small device, a $40 ‘timing gate transponder’ in essence quickly repeatedly sent a 7 digit number out of an infrared LED to…

  • Quick Dell n1524p thermal testing

    Did some quick thermal/environment testing on the new Dell n1524p today… it survived quite well. The max physical (ambient) temp reached was 150F and the switch continued to operate normally. It did throw a few temp warnings in the logs and flag its status from “good” to “medium” but was not severely hindered.   This…

  • Mass migrating distribution groups to 365

    Recently I was tasked with recreating 500+ email distribution groups from our companies local exchange servers up to 365. Recreating over 500 distribution groups by hand would take weeks and an extreme number of raw man-hours, so there was only one solution, powershell scripting! This is a quick guide to how I scripted the recreation,…

  • Emax Nighthawk 200 build and mods

    Intro: S3fpv was graciously provided with a Emax nighthawk 200 racing drone for review. Will (nicklyw) of S3 and myself did the following build and I then proceeded to mod the 200 to bring it up to acceptable S3 racing standards.       TL;DR Results: Overall I would give this kit a 3/5 (three…

  • Adding journal drives to Windows Storage Spaces 2012

    After reading several pages including this great writeup on improving windows storage spaces speeds, I found myself needing to add some SSD journal drives after the fact (after the spaces had already been created). For anyone else looking to do the same, here’s the powershell commands needed to do so. 1. Get the ‘friendly name’…

  • A lesson in backup testing!

    This is a real world example of why you should always test your backups. Approximately two weeks ago while running a backup restore test an error started occurring that would cause all restores of the fileserver drive to fail, going back any length of time. A ticket was opened with Veeam support about the error…

  • A quick and simple disaster recovery policy

    A quick disaster recovery policy boilerplate. Customize it for your business, or leave it as-is. Please be sure to write up detailed disaster recovery procedures and make sure you have a proper business continuity plan in place as well. The policy itself: Section 1. This DR Policy The major goals of this policy are as…

  • New F3 naze32 PDB pinouts

    Voltage meter tested, kid approved. So far has been an awesome pdb. Grabbed mine from here.    

  • FR 155 Hornet Drone Buildout and Guide

    Detailing and giving quick tips for my FlowRotors 155 Hornet hex drone build. Parts list: 3x3x3 HQ props 550 paracord (green) 1000mah 45C 4S Nano-tech lipos Depinned Frsky x4r-sb CC3D PDB Naze32 Rev6b Littlebee 20A ESCs 3200kv RCX 1407 motors Microminimosd FX799X 200mW vtx 700TVL cmos camera (temporary, replace with HS1177) FloRotors Hornet 155mm FPV…

  • The case of the grind to a halt backups

    Or, investigating a slow network 101 Prologue: The office had just completed a migration from an all bare-metal to all virtualized server environment. This was the first time they were performing snapshot style backups using Veeam as opposed to copying the entire server drive 1:1 onto tape. The reasons for this are many, but one…