Why did I leave Facebook? Who cares. I know. But I thought I would try and write this out more as a self-help therapy than anything else. The idea of leaving Facebook has been percolating in my brain for well over a year. The seed of this thought came to me when watching the TEDx talk by Dr. Cal Newport, but it has taken me a while to follow through with the idea and even longer to formulate my thoughts on WHY I left. Read more
Upon a fresh install of FTDv (6.2.3) on VMWare ESXi, the FTD console reports the following error over and over and over:
Jul 2 15:22:58 ciscoasa init: Id "ftd1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Happy July 2nd!
I have posted a new blog entry on the Cisco communities page. This is a continuation of my previous post “Script an ASDM Session Part I“. In part I, we examined how ASDM interacts with and controls the ASA. In part II, we dig into some sample code where we make programatic calls to the ASA masquerading as an ASDM client. Read more
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
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.
I wrote a blog article over in the Cisco Security Community detailing the steps on how to hack the Cisco ASA ASDM http interface to build your own automation.
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
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.
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