* Posts by skyhisi

3 posts • joined 4 Sep 2018

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen

skyhisi
WTF?

ESP8266 and an opto-isolator

I used an ESP8266 wifi module and an opto-isolator to make make dish-washer "smart" by monitoring the End LED light.

Not sure why it'd cost £259 to add less than £10 of electronics.

You. Drop and give me 20... per cent IPv6 by 2023, 80% by 2025, Uncle Sam tells its IT admins after years of slacking

skyhisi

AAISP

In the UK, the ISP Andrews & Arnold provide a IPv6 address block (alongside a single IPv4 address).

It seems to work well, quite a lot of my data goes out over IPv6 and it's seamless with the IPv4 connections being NAT'd.

Thousands of misconfigured 3D printers on interwebz run risk of sabotage

skyhisi
Facepalm

RTFM

You can't blame OctoPrint for this, the first run wizard has a big warning when you disable the access controls.

As it says in the manual:

"Upon first start a configuration wizard is provided which allows configuration of the first administrator account or alternatively disabling Access Control (which is NOT recommended for systems that are directly accessible via the Internet!)."

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