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Chris Carini
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Computer Engineering / Computer Science Major with a passion for all things tech
Computer Engineering / Computer Science Major with a passion for all things tech

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Default Wi-Fi passphrase on ARRIS TG1672G
I didn't think I would find this issue again so soon, not to mention, so similar. Nearly identical to the Technicolor TC8717T default Wi-Fi passphrase I blogged about a few weeks ago, it seems that the ARRIS TG1672G (product detail page)  has the same patte...
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Installing pfSense 2.4.3 on a PC Engines APU
Back in late December 2017, I saw a tweet offering a PC Engines APU + Case + Power Supply for the cost of shipping, and thought "what the heck, may as well try...". 15 APUs with cases, US power supply, SD cards for the asking. You pay shipping. If you’re o...
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Default Wi-Fi passphrase on Technicolor TC8717T
Recently, while traveling and staying with a good friend (not a 'techie' like I might be called), I noticed a few strange things while trying to connect to their wireless network. First off, their SSID seemed to be a 'random' string, and there seemed to be ...
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IntelliJ toString() template using String.format()
During a recent code review, a colleague asked me to change a class toString() method to using Java's String.format() method instead of normal string concatenation since it would look cleaner. I normally use IntelliJ's code generation here, and was surprise...
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Python / Flask Performance Profiling
I've recently been doing work on some python flask web applications my team owns at work. Twice now, I've needed to acquire profiling data to help pinpoint where issues were stemming from within the code and dependencies. In lieu of not trying to track down...
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pfSense Boot Issue after upgrade to 2.4.0-BETA
I was really excited to start using the Telegraf plugin for pfSense, but it was only part of pfSense 2.4.0, where I was running 2.3.4 for my home network. After talking with some of the pfSense / Netgate folks, they assured me that 2.4.0-BETA was stable eno...
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My co-worker just published a blog post about a really cool tool he's been working on to monitor LinkedIn's API.

Check it out, it's an interesting read!
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Embedding TAR into a Bash Script
While poking around some scripts for a solution at work, I came across a very interesting method to embed a script and archive file (or any other data source for that matter) into one file. I'd love to take credit for thinking of this, but I can't. I stumbl...
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AppleScript adding Windows AeroSnap functionality to Mac OSX
So I recently got a MacBook Air for my work laptop, and while I've used OSX in the past, I never really used it for a prolonged period. As such, there have been several things I'm still getting used to; there are also some features I've really missed from W...
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Recommended Android Apps
Below is a list of Android apps that have become an integral part of my smartphone usage. If you have any recommendations or replacements for any of the below, please leave a comment and let me know! The List Barcode Scanner [ link ] - Does what it says, sc...
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