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Implementing a device white list with dnsmasq

I got teenagers. They have devices. Their friends have devices. All of which want to be on my WiFi. Unfortunately, the WiFi has some valuable work-related machines, too. And because of WPA shared passwords, there's little one can do as a parent to prevent the sharing of WiFi passwords "just with my best friend" (of…

My EspressoBIN board is up

Marvell and Globalscale Technologies developed a new single-board computer called the EspressoBIN (website). Unlike any other cheap SBC I am aware of, it has: 3 ethernet ports a SATA port In other words, it's perfect to act as a home router with an attached hard drive that runs apps. Now, where have we heard that…

The pool timer now runs on a RPi 3

My backyard pool timer has now been running continuously for over four years. Based an original Raspberry Pi 1 model B, which -- truth be told -- always was a horrible piece of hardware engineering. (SD Card sticking out? Not enough power to drive WiFi over USB? Really?) So as of today, it has been…