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Apple Airtags How Useful

I bought a pack of 4 Apple AirTags, I added one to an iPhone, and then attached it to a set of keys. It seems I did this so badly that tag itself was lost, we still had the keys just not the tag. It took us a couple of days to notice that it was missing. Powering up the “Find My” app on the iPhone showed that the AirTag was located about 7Km away We turned on the “Device Lost” option. Read more →

The Next Billion Cars

The Next Billion Cars has been an interesting listen. Some of the views I don’t agree with but most I do. It’s a shame though that a couple of things weren’t covered:- Tesla believe self-driving cars can only occur with electric vehicles, due to the way they brake and accelerate, according to this article - It’s A Beast (CleanTechnica Deep Dive) Not only governments but cities need to help, beacons can be used to help with guidance, one way streets, and traffic signals could be used to broadcast their state etc … Normal bikes and electric ones too, can advertise their presence to cars - as a cyclist this would help greatly Both of the above points can be covered by a vehicle to anything protocol In fact self-driving cars could bring about a utopia for cyclist I look forward to the next season and the insights the shows hosts bring. Read more →

systemd-networkd exanic cards

This post is to detail how I managed to reliably set the additional settings for Exablaze’s ExaNIC X40 card, the technique is applicable to other cards. I was performing this on a Dell R730 running CentOS 7.4 The Exablaze cards have additional capabilities like bypass-only mode, which needs to be set every time the system is rebooted. In the past, I’ve covered this by using udev, but it hasn’t proven to be reliable. Read more →

Mesh Commander on Linux

I needed to use MeshCommander to connect to an “Intel AMT enabled” PC. It’s a good feature allowing you access to the console remotely. The downside is there is no official release for any other platform than Windows. There is an unofficial release for Mac OS X. To get MeshCommander to work for Linux I performed the following:- wget http://info.meshcentral.com/downloads/mdtk/meshcommandersource.zip cd meshcommander unzip ../meshcommandersource.zip cd NodeJS npm install node commander.js Now you can navigate to http://localhost:3000/ to use MeshCommander Read more →