St. Louis MO

* BOLD = confirmed operation

162.550 NOAA Weather
146.94000 R.A.C.E.S./SKYWARN Weather
146.91000 St. Louis County Skywarn - Wx net VHF
155.86500 ESDA / Weather Watchers

Timmins Ontario Canada

* bold = confirmed traffic:

- 142.305 Fleetnet
- 142.530 Fleetnet * heard road condition traffic

148.0600 150.8900

- 152.270 SENATOR APTS.

- 167.910

Home and Small Office Security - Raspberry Pi DHCP Server (OpenDNS)

Notes for creating a Raspberry Pi DHCP server to serve OpenDNS IPs to your local network for security purposes.

Why? Cost and Security!
1. The Raspberry Pi is a small compute module that costs less than $50 USD.
2. OpenDNS is a secure DNS service.

It's an inexpensive way to add an extra layer of security to your small office or home network.

If you are in need of a security audit for home or small office give me a call 309-340-2256.

04.01 amateur radio emergency frequencies

Here is a list of amateur radio emergency frequencies that you should keep in mind when both looking for radios and coming up with your emergency communications plan:

34.90: Used nationwide by the National Guard during emergencies.
39.46: Used for inter-department emergency communications by local and state police forces.
47.42: Used across the United States by the Red Cross for relief operations.
52.525: Calling frequency used by ham radio operators in FM on their six-meter band.

ITIL: Enterprise Solutions Architecture

Some general thoughts on how an ITIL/ITSM process framework can help an Enterprise.

I'm thinking of this in terms of an enterprise that delivers a solution. This can be a global IT department delivering IT solutions to the enterprise, or a technology company delivering solutions to customers. This is an hybrid thought of ITIL and IT Architecture.

Ubuntu VM Network broken after moving Hosts

After moving a Virtualbox VM drive to another host the network was not working...

ifconfig would only show the loopback.

> sudo ifconfig eth0 up
would return ERROR while getting interface flags: no such device.

> sudo lshw -class network
would return network disabled.

Had to do
> ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

> ifconfig eth1
eth1: error fetching interface information: Device not found
> ifconfig eth3
eth2: Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr.....

Drupal Administration Menu

Sitting in a Pantheon webinar today and learned about this great Drupal 7 module to replace the lame admin toolbars...

This wasn't the topic of the webinar, mind you, but I thought this was worth the price of the free admission.

Administration menu

Unzip this module to your modules directory, enable it and disable the Toolbar module, ta-da, much better admin menus!


Denver Colorado USA

162.450 Denver metro NOAA All Hazards.

Confirmed Traffic (see comments below for details)




Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
Critchell Mountain – 447.225 MHz (-5 MHz offset) – 141.3 Hz CTCSS – Southern Metro Area Standalone Repeater WØKVA/R

Squaw Mountain – 448.225 MHz (-5 MHz offset) – 141.3 Hz encode/decode CTCSS – IRLP 7132, NØSZ/R

2014 Arizona -Yuma

Big Iron, Big Data, Big Tech!
I'm here for an enterprise class upgrade

Should be interesting with the orchestrated humanitarian nightmare going on at the border! More below, including pictures from the trip...

I've added a lot of pictures, please be patient...


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