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Tearing Apart the Wyze Outdoor Cam Base Station: Part 2

If you are starting here, go back to Part 1 to see what we have learned so far about the Wyze Outdoor Base Station. We left Part 1 of the blog post at getting a UART connection to the base station, and learning about its hardware / software. Its based on a QCA9531 running OpenWRT. […]

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Tearing Apart the Wyze Outdoor Cam Base Station: Part 1

In this blog post we will take a look inside the Wyze Outdoor Base Station and see whats going on. Many people were very excited to hop on board the Wyze train when they announced the outdoor camera – however it has mostly been met with bad reviews and buggy, half baked features. Lets get […]

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Adding voltage, amperage, and frequency gauges to a cheap rackmount PDU

I found this product on banggood and couldn’t resist. It seemed like it would be an easy install in one of the many PDUs I have around the garage. Not an affiliate link or anything like that. Just for the curious! https://m.banggood.com/Geekcreit-3-in-1-AC-60-500V-100A-Voltmeter-Ammeter-HZ-Hertz-Frequency-Meter-22mm-Digital-Current-Voltage-Amp-Signal-Light-LED-Lamp-Indicator-with-CT-p-1548114.html?rmmds=detail-bottom-alsolike Here are some photos of the process

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Building a Micro HD-SDI Encoder

Some brief notes on building a tiny, low power, low cost HD-SDI encoder. The total power consumption of the encoder is less than 20 watts. BOM: Intel NUC with 2.5″ bay and M.2 Slot. 120GB 2.5″ SATA SSD 8GB DDR4 Blackmagic Design Decklink Micro DeckLink SDI Micro Cable, order code: BDLKMICROSDI The Decklink Micro fits […]

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Virtualization

VSAN Mixing SAS / SATA Drives with HPE P420i

Here is the general idea of the issue – with vSAN 6.7~ you cannot mix SAS / SATA Drives when using a P420i Raid controller with a DL360 Gen8.  I first thought it was vSAN only, but I also could not create a regular VMFS 5/6 datastore on the SATA Volumes (SAS worked fine for […]

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Virtualization

HPE NC523SFP with VMware ESXi 6.5 Fix

After VMware basically gave up up on this ticket I was able to figure out that if you want to get the NC523SFP 10GBe adapter to work in ESXi 6.5+ you need to manually add this VIB driver, not the one that VMware has listed. https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=19404 I have confirmed that this updated driver “qlcnic version […]

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AWS Snowball Experience

So far the snowball has not been super impressive – Somehow they managed to engineer it to be much wider than 19″ so it will only fit into a rack standing up. Who at AWS thought this was a good idea? Here it is “Installed” on the datacenter floor After much fuss getting it installed […]

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Inside of a Polycom VVX411 VOIP Phone

For the curious minded people – here is┬áthe teardown of a┬áPolycom VVX 411 Dated: 2015 1380-48450-001 REV A