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Saturday 26 May 2018

XKCD, as always, making the truth painfully obvious:

This website places pixels on your screen in order to form text and images, some of which may remain in your memory after you close the page.

Rifle range

Thursday 10 May 2018

As with a lot of the entrances to natural harbours and bays around Australia, Point Nepean used to be fortified. Here’s a disused rifle range from the air, taken just over the hill from the photos in my last post.

London Bridge

Monday 30 April 2018

Rock arch known locally as London Bridge, just off the coast of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Not to be confused with the formation with the same name further west along the coast of Victoria.

And a bonus shot looking south-east from above the arch:


Saturday 28 April 2018

Marco Arment, in his blog post announcing Overcast version 4.2:

In Overcast 4.2, the login screen now prominently encourages anonymous accounts by default.


And the first time you launch 4.2, people with email-based accounts will be encouraged to migrate them to anonymous accounts

I’ve been using Overcast pretty much since day one, and I love listening to Marco talk about his work on ATP and Under the Radar, so while not a huge surprise I was still bowled over when I read this post. In an industry which does everything it can to squeeze every little bit of data out of users, whether legal, moral, justified, or otherwise, this guy is running in exactly the opposite direction.

UniFi wireless uplinking

Sunday 8 April 2018

Ubiquiti changed wireless uplinking in UniFi Controller version 5.7.20, and are obviously still catching up on documentation updates as the steps provided in this article are out-of-date, and this one doesn’t really cover the steps needed to setup a new wireless-connected AP.

Here’s what worked for me:

  1. Adopt all access points as per normal, while they’re wired.
  2. Enable wireless uplink in the controller site configuration.
  3. Enable wireless meshing on any APs which will be islands while they’re still wired to the network. (Device configuration → Config → Wireless uplinks → “Allow meshing to another access point”. That setting should not be enabled on any APs which will remain wired.)
  4. Then disconnect and relocate the wireless APs to their final locations.