Ubiquiti ERLite and the Dodgy Power Supply

I recently posted about that my ERLite died. Well, it turns out that the flashing green light generally means a power supply issue. EDIT The ERLite is about 3 and a half years old as I’ve had a few people ask me that. Not having a spare 12V 1A adapter with the right barrel made testing this pretty darn hard and desperate times convinced me to buy the USG (which is still working like a champ, no regrets here!
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Ubiquiti Security GateWay

So my trusty EdgeRouter LITE died a sad death recently. No data on the console and the ethernet ports flash green and then stick amber. This of course meant this site was down for a few days. This is a 3 port router. Each port handles 1 Gigabits of traffic. It’s perfect for connecting your ISP with your LAN with a spare port left over. This is a router for technical people, it’s not for others as the setup is tricky.
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Cancer - my journey so far

Let’s face it, 2020 was not a great year for many people due to the Covid-19 virus. For me, it wasn’t much of a change as I’ve worked at home for many years which has spared me much of the rigours of Covid. At the time, Abbey was a front-line worker at a care home and a supermarket. Luckily her job allowed her to help home school the kids during the lockdown allowing me to work and then look after the kids while she worked nights and weekends.
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GoAccess improvements and the importance of error checking

GoAccess is an open-source real-time web log analyzer. It sports curses and web interfaces. It looks really pretty and I like that :) Upstream has already accepted my patch to allow a build on NetBSD which is nice. However, there is still a serious issue - GoAccess burns a LOT of CPU. With older versions it wasn’t too onerous, but now it uses 4 threads and CPU was going through the roof on my poor web server.
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Happy New Year, Happy New Site

Welcome to the new blog for 2021! It’s powered by Hugo and I’ve selected the Geekblog theme to power it. This handily matches the Geekdoc theme to power my separated out project documentation. I did this because my blog was rapidy becoming a series of release annoucements and started to take away from my ramblings. It also opens up the possibility of allowing contributors to the project documentation while keeping my blog to me.
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