Eric Stewart: Running Off At The Mouth

Archive for November, 2013

DPDiscover 1.51: Cacti Plugin

by on Nov.14, 2013, under Networking, Technology

I wrote a Cacti plugin I called DPDiscover – Discovery Protocol Discover, which uses LLDP, CDP, and FDP information pulled from SNMP to ‘spider’ a network and attempt to automatically add equipment to Cacti. It is heavily based off of the original “Auto Discovery” plugin that would sweep IP ranges.

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Pebble Update: New App (1.3.0), New Firmware (1.13.0)

by on Nov.12, 2013, under Cell Phones & Providers, Technology

Pebble released a significant update to their iOS app and Firmware. However, getting it running properly turned out to be a bit of a challenge. I’d be surprised if you ended up here before somewhere else in your searches for solutions; but in case you haven’t, here’s what you can expect and how I got it working.

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A Day (Or Two) With The Fitbit One

by on Nov.04, 2013, under Life, Technology

Fitbit is a company that makes “activity trackers”: devices that will track your activities and give you an idea of how much you’ve done “something” throughout the day. My wife, owner of a competing product (Jawbone Up), convinced me to get a Fitbit One. Here are my thoughts on the ideas behind an activity tracker, the Fitbit One specifically, Fitbit’s iPhone app, and comparing that app to Jawbone Up’s app.

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A Day With The Pebble

by on Nov.03, 2013, under Technology

The first modern “smartwatch” to make it onto my radar, the Pebble has much promise and delivers on much of it. It’s a smart phone companion, but certainly not a smart phone replacement; and even as a companion, it might not do everything someone would want. I got one, and here are my thoughts so far.

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