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Michael Wheeler
Works at Boyne Smelters Limited
Attended Tannum Sands State High School
Lives in Gladstone, QLD, Australia
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Network Engineer
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IT, Networking, Communication, Routing, VPN, Switching
Employment
  • Boyne Smelters Limited
    Network Engineer, present
  • Data #3
    Communication Engineer
  • Ergon Energy
    Network Technician
  • Rio Tinto
    Communication Engineer
  • Hays IT
    Network Technician
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Gladstone, QLD, Australia
Previously
Boyne Island, QLD, Australia - Albury, NSW, Australia - Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
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16 Erin Cl, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
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To Bacon and Beyond
Introduction
Communications and IT guy. something something bacon.
Bragging rights
I can turn my house lights on and off from the other side of the world
Education
  • Tannum Sands State High School
  • Boyne Island Primary School
  • Central Queensland University
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Male
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Friends, Dating
Birthday
December 10, 1990
Relationship
Single
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Kodi / XBMC / OpenElec may have trouble with Apple Bluetooth Keyboards when numlock is stuck on. Only volume keys and a few others like backspace seem to work. When this is the case you can use a crude hack to force numlock/capslock to be off by create a file in /storage/.config/autostart.sh with the follow. Don't forget to chmod +x it.

#!/bin/bash
python -c 'from ctypes import *; X11 = cdll.LoadLibrary("libX11.so.6"); display = X11.XOpenDisplay(None); X11.XkbLockModifiers(display, c_uint(0x0100), c_uint(18), c_uint(2)); X11.XCloseDisplay(display)'
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Toasty!  Looks like the work of high resistance.
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Ping?
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If by the off chance your need to do unit tests against a vbscript this application performs quite well - http://xt1.org/scriptunit #ewwvbscript
This is a tester in the same vein as JUnit and NUnit, but for the ActiveX scripting languages. It is similar to COMUnit, but without requiring the tests to be embedded in the testing application. ScriptUnit loads tests dynamically, so you can focus on the tests rather than the framework.
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What surprises me is that people who code in VBscript know what unit tests are.
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so cool!
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Wow that is cool 
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Awesome :) I had that idea ages ago but never got round to doing it :)
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Gladstone to Melbourne transition update

So a few of you guys have been bugging about how it's going, and stuff like that. I've mostly just replied back with "good", including my mother (+Petra Wheeler ), and this just isn't good enough.

The drive was pretty good and I made excellant time. Stopped over at Dubbo and continued from there. As always the road quality imrpoved significantly crossing from QLD to NSW. I'm not sure when I crossed into Victoria so I can't make that comparrison. It did rain nearly all the way down but nothing noteworthy from that.

The road into Melbourne was very congested and by the time I hit the city it was 5pm. After being queued at an intersection for what felt eternity (traffic light had a green right turn light provisioned but no enabled, allowing a mere 4 cars through each cycle) I had arrived at my new home with +Geordie Millar waiting for me.

Since I got to Melbourne is 2 days it gave me an extra day to sort all my stuff out which was good. The place is a 1 bedroom modern apartment that is a lot fancier than I thought it'd be . I'll include some photos later once I've cleaned up the floordrobe (floor wardrobe). It's surprisingly quite here which is nice. A few trips to ikea for more storage allowed me to unpack everything.

People at my new job at +Tigerspike are very welcoming and I'm learning a bunch of new stuff, plus getting to play with cloud tech that I've typically only played with in a lab.I think the job is a good fit with my skill set. The work enviroment is much more relaxed that the typical industrial workplace in Gladstone. The people at Tigerspike are also great at what they do.

Public transport to the Tigerspike office is actually pretty good (2x trams) and takes less time than when I was driving from Gladstone to Boyne every day. Apparently there may be some free car parks in the future however I don't think I'll drive to work still, the roads are far to congested as it is.

Been to the Connected Community Hackerspace 3 times now and have purchased membership. Lots of cool tools to use and provides a nice place to hack on things rather than in the apartment. Lots of smart people there to and it's very interesting to see what they are working on. With the help of one of the guys there I was able to make an EEPROM reader from an Arduino Mega to download code from an 1802. Nothing particularly hard or interesting, but something I wanted to learn to do for fun.

Also been to one Ingress farm, and burnt through those bursters already. Where I live and where I work is very blue and most nights I can't destroy everything. I haven't asked anyone at work yet if they play Ingress, but if they do I hope they are green :)

Also it's cold here. So cold my computer fans don't need to run.

Since I've been playing with AWS so much I also made a really crappy cloudinit script for EC2 so that you can start an EC2 instance with metadata of a URL to a torrent file and it will download the torrent, upload the results to a .zip on S3, and email you using SNS with a link to the download. (https://gist.github.com/TheSkorm/cb9171e92d0db850363f). It's not really a good way to go about pirating stuff, but a nice test to use some of the AWS tools together.

+Jason Owen - no I haven't been to the parmigiana place yet.

Apart from that, life is good.
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Sound like you're having fun though. New toys to play with, new geeks... :)
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Some wanscam IP cameras don't support 720p snapshots. If you are trying to get snapshots you have to use livestream.cgi. I'm using something like this.

curl "http://192.168.0.10:99/livestream.cgi?user=admin&pwd=XXXX&streamid=0&audio=0&filename=" | ffmpeg -i pipe: -y -vframes 1 test.png
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Hi guys,

Having update to date maps for disaster relief is important. This includes points of interests, street names and local names for areas. If you've got some spare time, and an internet connection consider updating your street on openstreetmap. It's really easy to do, and if you need a hand just let me know.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-23.8553/151.2540
OpenStreetMap is the free wiki world map.
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Hmm I really should add the private streets in my townhouse complex to OSM.
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No, you we were at opposites the entire time.
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