Category Archive Hardware

ByJohn Wuethrich

LGA 2011 Server Build

LGA 2011 Server Build 1
Had to remove the bracket on m.2 nvme adapter sourced at microcenter) to allow it to sit flat on the desk. Still havent found it to this day.

I’ve lost track of how many pcs, servers and workstations I’ve built over the years. This was by far the oddest build. Ebay 2nd hand parts and the need to test them (return window) while in a hotel. Dont mind the linear florescent tubes, I was just playing tesla under the HV power line that cut through the back of the hotel lot one night 😀

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ByJohn Wuethrich

The Server Hosting This Site

This was the oddest build I’ve ever undertaken. While jumping hotels I picked up the motherboard and cpu from different ebay vendors, had to test it so I end up booting plugged into a hotel flat screen with bare mobo on the desk. 

Ive spent more screen real-estate explaining this in other posts so i figured Id give the E5 v3 xeon system a post of its own I could link to if it comes up again

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Uv Lithography Exposure Box

This is the vacuum pull down uv lithography rig i came up with a few years ago when I desired to etch PCBs of my own design. The Emitter is best shown in the “wood lamp” it later became (see yellow lantern)

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Raspberry Pi NFC

In 2015 I was working on an idea with linux and nfc. heres a bit of messing around with a reader that was less than trivial at the time to get working.

ByJohn Wuethrich

Routed Static Block With PPPoE & OPNsense

Centurylink PPPoE, Routed Static block & OPNsense

Routed Static Block With PPPoE & OPNsense 2
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If you are just getting started with Opnsense or first time with a static block This post is for you! When trying to figure this out a lot of form posts said it couldn’t be done this way and to use 1:1 NAT; so maybe even those around the block a few times will benefit.

This post is a somewhat how-to for setting up a static block with routing on opnsense over pppoe with a modem in transparent bridge mode.(vdsl2 & centurylink) This Assumes you want to end up with a NATed DHCP Private LAN and a DHCP Public ipv4 routed LAN. Buckle in!

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