[Tech] Building my Cisco Networking Lab Rack

Here’s another one from the archives – I built a network rack a couple of years ago during my initial CCNA studies to do some labs at home. I found a Cisco wholesaler that had some old hardware, and picked up a few for less than a few hundred dollars, for a while I was doing…

[Construct] Building a projects workshop

A few years ago, I decided to remodel my garage and build a workshop to work on my new hobbies and projects down there. It’s a double garage and initially, the side that would be my workshop was a storage area, completely full of camping equipment and building materials. After a nice spring cleaning session,…

[Tech] Control your garage door from your phone

I thought it would be cool to know whether my garage door is open or closed (security purposes at night) and to be able to control it remotely. So recently I started playing around in the world of electronics and Arduino when I came across this nifty little device called the NodeMCU board, which utilizes…

[Book Notes] Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss

My current book is Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. Fantastic read so far. I’m currently working my way slowly through this one with a pen/highlighter and really giving it all I’ve got in terms of taking notes. I’m being quite selfish in this regard since I’m only highlighting sections that I personally find interesting and important…

[Tech] Building a Multi-level Home Network (Part 2)

So far we have the modem and router connected, the garage and underneath the house connected up. That’s a total of 3 rooms. Next up, we have our TV in the living room/kitchen and a media center traditionally connected via wifi – as you can imagine, it was a bit laggy. So, like any self-confessed…