Installing GNS3-Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

Installing GNS3-Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

So, I attempted to use the apt-get binaries to install gns3-server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). The issue I ran into is that the package is linked to a specific version of python3. The installation was linked to the python3 version 3.5 libraries as evidenced by the output:

cp: cannot stat '/usr/bin/python3.5': No such file or directory

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GNS3 – Slow Connection to Cloud [SOLVED]

GNS3 – Slow Connection to Cloud [SOLVED]

So, in connecting my virtual gns3 network to my local, physical lan, I found the connection speeds to be abysmal. Host to host speeds within the virtual network were good but communicating from a virtual host to a physical host had speeds around 10kbps.

Some poking around on Google revealed that this is a common problem. I was able to solve this by following the advice in this article. Read more

Python SlackClient with Proxy Server Support

Python SlackClient with Proxy Server Support

While writing my first Slack bot using some of the tutorials found here, I ran into a big problem. My bot will live in a locked-down environment where the only outbound access is through a proxy server.

I had to do quite a bit of searching through the source code, because, for whatever reason, I could not find how to use a proxy server with the slackclient python library in the documentation or in any simple google searches. So, I am writing this entry in hopes to save someone else the headache of having to track down the nuances of proxy usage in the urllib3 and the websocket libraries. Read more

Letterboxd – Social Media for Movie Lovers

Letterboxd – Social Media for Movie Lovers
Letterboxd Home
Letterboxd Home

Are you as sick of social media as I am? Fake news, inflammatory trolling, and the inner thoughts of those you would never want to know the inner thoughts of have left me loathing social media.

But, a fellow film buff turned me on to Letterboxd. It’s a nifty social-media site and mobile app that let’s you track your movie viewings and much, much more. Read more

Video Production – Dodge Ball!

Video Production – Dodge Ball!

So, I’ve toyed with video production for many years, but I am just getting to the point where I feel I am learning enough to start producing and editing some interesting pieces. This is the first piece where I feel like I really nailed the editing, storytelling, and production. It’s only 51 seconds long, but it’s a start.

I wanted to tell the story of how joining a social league helps build friendships and new acquaintances while showing some of the fun and active aspects of the league. I filmed the talking heads on my trusty, old Canon 5d MKII and most of the action shots on a GoPro and a hand held Canon “pro-sumer” type camcorder. Read more

Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

This photo slide show will update with my latest Aerial Drone shots as I upload them to Flickr.

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