Another good reason for using macOS (Resetting router password)

I got stuck resetting a router’s administrative password. While I had the required Cisco cable (console to serial) and a Usb to Serial adapter, Windows 10 wasn’t too happy with the Usb to Serial adapter I had.

Windows 10 said the Usb to Serial adapter was too old and wanted me to “CONTACT THE DEVELOPER”. No kidding, that’s what was written on the Devices page.

Switching to the MBP, I connected the Usb end of the Usb – Serial cable and did a

screen /dev/tty.usbserial

And I got a response from the router immediately.

Local firewall for Windows and MacOS

I’ve been on the MacOS platform for over 8 years now and am quite pleased with Little Snitch. I’ve got to look for another one which works with Windows, now that I’m switching over to Windows 10 for work. These are some which I have found.

From what I’ve read, it appears NetLimiter 4 is the only one that allows you to allow/deny individual connection, like Little Snitch. I’ll be installing it to test out. The screenshots on the Netlimiter page makes me just want to head back to MacOS. 🙁

“The Blockchain hype has slowed : where has it gone and why?” – e27.co

https://e27.co/the-blockchain-hype-has-slowed-where-has-it-gone-and-why-20190906/

Hath the blockchain euphoria finally died a quiet death?

I’ve been saying this to 1. customers, 2. tech friends, 3. lesser tech friends, 4. non-tech friends. Not one believed me apart from the Vandy tech gang (where the real tech people are).

Hope the SG govt didn’t throw in good tax payers $ into this slow database.

PINEBOOK Pro

Extremely happy to hear the PINEBOOK is now available in a Pro version. The form factor looks identical to a ThinkPad Carbon (afaics)

There will be support for Linux, *BSD and Android 9. The preorder starts on 25th July 2019 but only for those who had registered in the Pinebook forum prior to 1st July 2019.

I say PINEBOOK had stolen the thunder from Apple on innovation for developers!