Overview

Since I travel a bunch for work, and spend a lot of time in hotels I decided to build this setup. It has a router/access point, a phone in tethered mode, USB Charger, and a PI that can be connected to any TV.

Initial Design


















The Plan

At the start, I wanted something that did the following:

1. Stream video

2. Act as a Wireless Access Point

3. USB charging

4. Maybe run retro games

5. Run random scripts

6. Watch over whatever room I left it in

To do this, I utilized parts from several other failed /…


FTP Is 50 Today...

April 16th, 1971 RFC959 (you may know it as FTP) was born, making it 50 years old today. Even though it is that old and there are serious security concerns, there are still numerous FTP servers running. For example (Pulled from Shodan):

- United States 736,721

- Japan 285,691

- China 284,550

- Germany 280,699

- Russian Federation 151,815

Let’s look just into the United States numbers on top products:

- Microsoft ftpd 496,113

- Pure-FTPd 122,447

- Serv-U ftpd 34,093

- Multicraft ftpd 32,531

- D-Link DLS-2750U13,543

FTP Lacks Security

FTP is inherently a non-secure way to transfer data. When a file is sent using this protocol the data, username, and password…


The Process Of Making Things.

What do you want to build?

Anyone and everyone can build something. The first step though is to decide what you want to make. It could be as simple or complex as needed to achieve what you want. It could be mechanical, cosplay, baking: anything your mind can make up!

Once you have an idea, start jotting down what you want to do and figure out your process. I’m going to talk through what I do when I decide to build something so hopefully you can get some ideas for yourself.

TIP: if you get stuck at this step or…


Why I Started Using

Not very many are going to understand this unless they’ve worked at a startup or at a company that pushes their workers to get code working with very little testing.

The “poop” variable in coding is very funny and very real. I personally started using this out of anger and i know other programmers have done the same.

Several companies ago I was pushed to build something per customer expectations. So I did. I built the thing that was needed, and I handed out the URLs to our PM to let the customer review. I later came to find out that not…


Why The Empire Will Always Loss At Data Security

***MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 SPOILERS AHEAD***

For those of you familiar with season 2, episode 7’s Mandalorian face reveal, the internet and data nerds are having a field day with it.

People are saying this is a “captcha” in order to detect if a droid is accessing Imperial data. I would fully believe this if it didn’t also scan for New Republic agents/associates and listed criminals. No ties to the Empire required. Meaning it is linked to a database of NON-imperials, fully expecting non-droids to try to access it as well.

This is why the Empire sucks at everything data security. A perfect example…

Jason Kuehl

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