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Why do I blog?

Responding to: https://jlelse.blog/posts/why-no-blog/ So why do I blog? Because it’s fun! 🙂

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Making a phone notification tool using Discord Webhooks

Reading Jlelse’s blog here (https://jlelse.blog/dev/telegram-go/) I realised there is another alternative to using an automation tool like IFTTT or Microsoft Power Automate, is to use a messaging app like Discord or Telegram. Previous post on the same topic:https://jaytuckey.name/2020/04/21/making-a-simple-phone-notification-tool-using-ifttt-available-on-a-free-account/ Creating the Discord Notification Webhook To make a personal notifier using discord you will need to make […]

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General Tech Linux Powershell Systems Administration

Making a simple phone notification tool using IFTTT – Available on a Free Account

I previously made a guide on how to create a notifier using Microsoft Power Automate: https://jaytuckey.name/2020/04/21/making-a-simple-phone-notification-tool-using-microsoft-power-automate-previously-microsoft-flow/ However, the Request trigger used in that flow is only available on a premium account so many people won’t be able to use it without a work account. For those people, here’s how to make the same thing using […]

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Making a simple phone notification tool using Microsoft Power Automate (previously Microsoft Flow)

Note – The “Request” trigger used in this post is only available on a Premium Power Automate account. If you want this for personal use, I suggest you look at using IFTTT instead, see my guide here: https://jaytuckey.name/2020/04/21/making-a-simple-phone-notification-tool-using-ifttt-available-on-a-free-account/ Many of us have access through our work to Microsoft Power Automate, previously called Microsoft Flow. With […]

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Linux Networking Systems Administration

Workaround for SSH error to Cisco switch from Ubuntu 20.04 – no matching key exchange method found

Trying to SSH to a Cisco switch from Ubuntu 20.04 you may get this error: This error is because Ubuntu 20.04 has disabled the SHA1-based key exchange methods after some attacks have been found on SHA1. To work around this issue for Cisco switches you can use the command line argument -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 like this: To […]

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Linux Networking Systems Administration

A script to connect to a Cisco switch and backup the running-config using Python3 and Paramiko

I have been trying to find a way to create a regular backup of my Cisco switch’s running-config, so I can store it in my normal backups. However, after searching online I was able to find some tools that were almost there, but nothing that was quite as flexible as I needed, so I wrote […]

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How to Flash Tasmota using Tuya-Convert onto a Arlec 5 Outlet Smart Powerboard PB89HA from Bunnings

Here are my notes from the process of flashing this smart powerboard using Tuya-Convert – https://github.com/ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert This is the powerboard: https://www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-5-outlet-smart-powerboard-with-grid-connect_p0074830 These are my notes: Arlec Model: PB89HA 5 Outlet Smart Powerboard – 1 always-on 4 swichable Running on Ubuntu 20.04 Steps: Clone tuya-convert repo run ./install_prereq.sh edited the config.txt and set: WLAN=wlp3s0 rebooted for […]

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How to Flash Tasmota using Tuya-Convert onto a Arlec Smart Plug PC190HA from Bunnings

Here are my notes from the process of flashing this smart plug using Tuya-Convert – https://github.com/ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert This is the plug: https://www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-smart-plug-in-socket-with-grid-connect_p0135440 These are my notes: Arlec Model: PC190HASmart Plug-in Socket with Grid Connect Running on Ubuntu 20.04 Steps: Clone tuya-convert repo run ./install_prereq.sh edited the config.txt and set: WLAN=wlp3s0 rebooted for a clean environment run […]

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Using Zoho Email for a Local Football Club

I have recently helped my local football club – https://litchfieldfc.com.au – to move their email over from Office365 to Zoho email services – https://www.zoho.com/mail/. Overall it was a great experience, and I would recommend Zoho to other clubs and similar small organisations looking for email services. Here are a few things that I found nice […]

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Quick Review of Samsung Galaxy A70

I recently got myself a Samsung Galaxy A70. This is a quick review of how I’m finding it after 4 days of use […]