Portscout for OpenBSD

Portscout is a neat tool that scans an entire ports tree and then checks the upstream sites for any new releases. This tool was originally written for FreeBSD and this weekend I hacked it up to work on the OpenBSD ports tree too. Welcome, OpenBSD! While adding initial OpenBSD support…

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mPower static IP configuration

For many devices it's nice to have them configured with DHCP, like mobile phones. But a powerbar'd better have an IP that won't change... By default the mPower devices come with DHCP enabled (with fallback to 192.168.1.20), in this post we'll have a look at setting a…

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Puppetized mFi controller

Recently I bought a Ubiquiti mPower which is part of their mFi-line of products for home automation. This comes with the mFi controller software which is a standalone Tomcat application used to control various mFi components. These can be smart powerbars, temperature/current/motion sensors, but also custom sensors (more…

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Prism.js additions

As mentioned before I started with programming VHDL and since I want to blog about that (among other topics), some nice syntax highlighting would help if when code snippets were included. So for syntax highlighting this blog uses Prism, however it lacked support for some languages and formats I work…

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FPGAs 101

After buying a Digilent Basys2 board last year to teach myself programming FPGAs with VHDL I never really sat down for a few hours to get to know the programming environment. Partly because coming from microcontrollers where I'd always setup a Makefile to compile my code and program the boards…

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