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Hornady Lock n Load AP Primer Out Alarm

After a reloading session and running out of primers several times, I decided to build an alarm for when the primer tube runs out.  Each time it happened, I missed the fact it was empty for a case or two and

Posted in Random Technology, Shooting

Monitoring pfSense WAN Uptime with Uptime Robot

I have had a few problems with my pfSense firewalls losing their internet connection and not finding out about it until I get a panicked call or text from someone.  Nine times out of ten this is caused by the ISP

Posted in pfSense, Random Technology

Proxmox Virtualization Server Part 1: AMD Athlon 5370 Mini-ITX

Setting up a cheap and low-cost home virtualization server for Proxmox. Background I have used Proxmox at work for setting up small servers and liked the fact that it was free and seemed to “just work” without much hassle.  Currently there

Posted in Random Technology

Home LED Lighting Nerd-Fest

Making an energy-efficient house as cost-effective as possible. The full spreadsheet in all its glory is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FvSf6zxc9v2ucQ7ymf_zEcIRFE4ckS6JlMHY0qF1ue4/edit

Posted in Home Projects, Random Technology

Installing pfSense on a Q190G4

Setting up a Q190G4 to make a dedicated, powerful, and low-power pfSense firewall. Edit 10/7/2016 I was informed in the comments that this is actually a Q310G4 and Qotom keeps it listed as the older Q190G4 to keep the positive Amazon

Posted in pfSense, Random Technology

pfSense Dual WAN Setup

Adding a second connection to an existing pfSense install for load balancing and failover. (A work in progress.  I’ve set it up and it’s working fine, but I haven’t finished writing it up yet.) ASCII Network Diagram (Concept taken from

Posted in pfSense, Random Technology