Google WiFi vs. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC LR

I recently tried Google WiFi and Ubiquiti’s UniFi access points at my office (30-40 clients), and Google WiFi at home (10 clients). Here’s my experience after years of Airport Extremes and DD-WRT routers. Google WiFi Setup – Needs Improvement I impulse bought directly from Google, and missed this top Amazon review....

From MDI to OpenAPS, Part 1

Forty-five minutes into a flight back to St. Louis, I was about to pee my pants. I’d gone just before takeoff. Emily had been pushing me to see a doctor for months, and refused further discussions of my expanding list of health concerns until then: I was constantly thirsty, hungry, tired, losing weight, unable...

Credit Card Hacked, Again?

Someone hijacked my credit card over the weekend–the seventh stolen card number I’ve encountered in under three years. CapitalOne detected the fraud instantly and notified me by text, email, and phone call. My card was cancelled and re-issued within minutes. It happens. The credit card industry is broken and in dire need...

Fixing Asus RT-N16 (Shuts down after boot)

After two years of solid operation, our office Asus RT-N16 suddenly failed this week.  Its blue LEDS would light up for only a few seconds before losing power. It’s a common problem caused by a disappointing electrolytic capacitor (Hermei 680uF 16V): Fix a fried Asus RT-N16 ASUS RTN-16 automatically powers down shortly after boot...

Custom SQL Statements for Endicia Professional

It took some digging to obtain the documentation below, so hopefully someone else will  find the following useful. Background Info My company uses Endicia Professional for fulfillment. Barcode scanners read customers’ packing slips to pull shipping info and customs information via ODBC connection to our database. Endicia’s GUI for mapping database fields to its shipping...

USBank vs. Newegg – Card Declined

I was a happy Newegg customer since their launch, way back in 2001. In June 2012, I tried to order a camera accessory for my sister’s birthday. She lives over 1000 miles away in Florida. Newegg declined the $50 order, even though I’d selected my usual billing address and credit...