What to say. It has been a while since I have updated you guys, been really busy with the transition to Tucson, AZ. AZ is nice, and right now, cool. They say it will get hotter here in a bit. We will see how good things are then.
Working on a few projects but just finally got everything setup at home two days ago. I visited a hackerspace here but was throughly turned off. More arts and crafts then hacks and live a little. Still I may go back. Anymore some of them I find are more of a utility and not a commune.
We finally drove up the mountain right near us. Something like 9000 feet. We liked the sights and hopefully we will get some pictures up soon. It was really cool and we were looking forward to eating once we got to the top of the mountain.
We looked at all three restaurants and a fudge maker too. I was really surprised to see so much stuff up there. There is a very small town at the top. Summerhaven is the name of it and it is pretty cool. I suppose they call it that because it stays cool during the summer there.
We ate at the Sawmill restaurant there and it was very good. They were turning guests away though because they had some special valentines day dinner scheduled. I just did not know what to think when I saw someone who biked all the way up the mountain get turned away because they were closing early to get ready. Hours and hours of biking and you get to the top and get turned away. I assume he went somewhere else but it seemed like Sawmill was the only restaurant with variety. It seemed like the other restaurant would only have cookies and pizza. They turned away many other guests too.
I am going to do this: http://skycenter.arizona.edu/programs/public/skynights I have wanted to do something like that since Hawaii. The observatory in Hawaii was on the big island and I do not even know if I could visit it. I really do want to.
The QoS burst setting is broken in pfSense. https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/3933 I really needed this feature too so it sucks. We are on a BW limited line at work and this would really help with large downloads. I think I may have to put another/different router in the mix.
Centurylink is the perfect example of a bureaucracy. I recently had the pleasure of doing business with them and they took days to weeks to respond to emails. They never pick up the phone. Ever. Everything with them was slow and they had steps that they had to go through to slow things down more. They would ask for information, and then act on it months later. All these milestones that mean nothing.
Once our connection was up, it immediately went down. They had some bad copper somewhere. The funny part is, they sent me an email telling me it was messed up (Automation). They would only act on it until I confirmed that yes, things do not work.
I did learn for any long runs on a T1 from demarc to router you should use Premises Cable. See my wiki and google for more info. It is disputed what a ‘long’ run is. It was not applicable to my situation.
That link above has one of the best representations that I have seen of wireless signal. That it is just like a lightsource, with ‘beams’ that can be blocked.
SPACE AND SATS
You can receive images from the ISS on 145.800MHz channel using RTL-SDR and a simple antenna.
Coolest thing Ever: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html
Jupiter Ascending – I think that it was good. I would have change some things, but I think the ratings it is getting are not justified. I think the entire cleaning toilets thing was a bad idea. The best part of the sound track was in the credits, they should have moved that forward. It felt like some of the acting was rushed. It reminded me of dune though, with how the universe is ran.
Caught up on The American’s and now working on Marvell right now.
John Oliver is back!