Another good reason for using macOS (Resetting router password)

I got stuck resetting a router’s administrative password. While I had the required Cisco cable (console to serial) and a Usb to Serial adapter, Windows 10 wasn’t too happy with the Usb to Serial adapter I had.

Windows 10 said the Usb to Serial adapter was too old and wanted me to “CONTACT THE DEVELOPER”. No kidding, that’s what was written on the Devices page.

Switching to the MBP, I connected the Usb end of the Usb – Serial cable and did a

screen /dev/tty.usbserial

And I got a response from the router immediately.

Local firewall for Windows and MacOS

I’ve been on the MacOS platform for over 8 years now and am quite pleased with Little Snitch. I’ve got to look for another one which works with Windows, now that I’m switching over to Windows 10 for work. These are some which I have found.

From what I’ve read, it appears NetLimiter 4 is the only one that allows you to allow/deny individual connection, like Little Snitch. I’ll be installing it to test out. The screenshots on the Netlimiter page makes me just want to head back to MacOS. 🙁

“The Blockchain hype has slowed : where has it gone and why?” – e27.co

https://e27.co/the-blockchain-hype-has-slowed-where-has-it-gone-and-why-20190906/

Hath the blockchain euphoria finally died a quiet death?

I’ve been saying this to 1. customers, 2. tech friends, 3. lesser tech friends, 4. non-tech friends. Not one believed me apart from the Vandy tech gang (where the real tech people are).

Hope the SG govt didn’t throw in good tax payers $ into this slow database.

PINEBOOK Pro

Extremely happy to hear the PINEBOOK is now available in a Pro version. The form factor looks identical to a ThinkPad Carbon (afaics)

There will be support for Linux, *BSD and Android 9. The preorder starts on 25th July 2019 but only for those who had registered in the Pinebook forum prior to 1st July 2019.

I say PINEBOOK had stolen the thunder from Apple on innovation for developers!

Stupendifying! Proptech startup secures $1.47m to improve how agents earn commissions

Started to look through e27 and techinasia and found this ditty on PropTech. This caught my eye as I was exploring some ideas on buying and selling Singapore property six months ago.

Lets see what techinasia wrote.

“Proptech startup secures $1.47m to improve how agents earn commissions

UrbanAgents, an AI-powered platform that links up home sellers to real estate agents, raised about US$1.47 million in seed investment from FarSight Capital, APAC Realty, and angel investors.”

The target audience are real estate agents… Hmm… Right, I’m sure the home buyer and seller will be very pleased to pay more commission out of their own pockets.

I say good luck to FarSight Capital, APAC Realty and angel investors, and tough luck to all these VCs’ backers.