Author: ben

Internet outage phenomenons

I woke to an oddity. The lights hadn’t come on at 06:00 based on the light outside. I checked the pihole and it indicated a crazy increase in DNS requests since about midnight. I initially worried it was an exfiltrating malware. However then on the pihole I noticed the massive increase was in requests to…
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2021-06-23 0

On automating blinds

Our new place has a great NE aspect and is covered in floor to ceiling windows, so it’s a natural for me to want to automate all the vertical blinds to maximise light/temperature. But I wasn’t sure where to start. Some Googling shows that when people talk about automating blinds they invariably talk about horizontal…
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2021-05-23 0