UniFi AP with pfSense VLAN's

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-03-14 13:26 +0700


pfSense and the UniFi suite both support VLAN’s. It turns out to be very easy to configure them to work together with pfSense owning the VLAN definitions and addressing, and UniFi mapping those VLAN’s through to a WiFi AP. Here’s how:

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UniFi Controller on a Raspberry Pi

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-03-13 19:12 +0700


I’ve added some UniFi devices to my network and need the UniFi Controller software to configure and manage them. The logical place to deploy the Controller is on my control node which is a Raspberry Pi. It turns out to be easy to do this - here’s now:

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SSH on Synology with Key Pairs

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-02-23 09:17 +0700


I picked up a Synology NAS a couple of days ago and one of the first things I wanted to do was enable SSH access in order to be able to give my agentless backup system Replikant the ability to back from the NAS.

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Monitoring APC UPS Units with Prometheus on Raspberry Pi

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-02-20 22:14 +0700


I’ve recently implemented Prometheus so I can monitor my new KVM host which replaced my old VMWare ESXi hosts. It occurred to me that maybe I could monitor my APC UPS units (one on my workstation and one on my server stack) also using Prometheus.

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Running KVM on Debian Buster

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2020-02-08 11:13 +0700

Photo by Markus Spiske

I’ve been wanting to move from ESXi to KVM for a while for a few reasons and finally this weekend I’ve started trialing the migration process.

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Travel Log 2019

Home, Toolamba, Australia, 2019-12-31 09:18 +1000



  • Countries Visited: 9 - Austria, Thailand, The Maldives, Switzerland, Singapore (seven times), Macau, Croatia, USA (twice), Australia
  • Countries Transited: 5 - Austria, Singapore, Bosnia Herzegovnia, Germany, Taiwan (four times)
  • International flight sectors: 36
  • Domestic flight sectors: 3
  • International train sectors: 0
  • Domestic train sectors: 0

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Silencing Maven in AWS CodeBuild

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-11-18 19:11 +0700


One of the things you will probably want to deal with early on when running Maven builds through CodeBuild (or any other CI tool) is stopping Maven from displaying download progress for dependencies. These log lines provide little to no value and just clog up the log file making it hard to read through.

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modver Versioning in AWS CodeBuild

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-11-17 17:11 +0700

How to quickly and easily use modver versions in your AWS CodeBuild builds.

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Running AWS CodeBuild Locally

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-11-16 08:26 +0700


I’ve been using AWS CodeBuild a lot in the past couple of weeks. I really like the elegant simplicity of it: take a buildspec.yml and a containerized build environment and run your build.

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Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-10-23 20:09 +0700

Here’s the versioning scheme I’ve used in my CI builds for many years:

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