My first wireless enclosure

This “enclosure” was my first attempt at being a Wireless ISP with no budget. The problem I was trying to solve was putting a waverider Subscriber module on top of a 150 grain leg. The Waverider unit was designed for indoor use. You would mount the unit indoors and then run hardline out to your antenna. In our use case, the 160 foot run of hardline would have caused too much loss.

So before you is the solution. We put an APC battery backup, netgear dumb switch, and a few POEs inside a cooler. A hole was then drilled in the side to pass ethernet and power cables through. This hole was then foamed and further sealed with silicone. This lasted for many years.

From the Big Brother Files: Chicago Heat

The Chicago Police Department is using an algorithm to predict whether citizens will be involved with a shooting incident. While the system identifies people who might be involved with an incident, it doesn’t say on which side the citizen might be involved. This resulted in a citizen with no record of violence being continually contacted by the police, which caused the person to be targeted twice by violent crime. The system uses data from police stops and arrests to make educated guesses about what might happen. Using this kind of system could put entire populations at risk of over-policing. Read more below

A tool to find out if BGP is lying to you

APNIC has a bog article on detecting “bgp lies”.
Do you ever wonder whether you can really trust other networks, such as your provider(s) and peers? More precisely, wouldn’t you like to be able to tell if the traffic you send always flows through the paths received in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)? Could it be that, for some prefixes, the forwarding path might differ?

Full LTE Architecture explanation

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Indiana Broadband Office designates Warren County as a Broadband Ready Community

Indiana Broadband Office designates Warren County
as a Broadband Ready Community

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2021) – Today, the Indiana Broadband Office announced Warren County is now designated as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana.

“About 10 years ago, leaders in Warren County collaborated to bring fiber connections to the hospital and to the schools. It was a great start that helped position Warren County for further development. Now, that same level of collaboration is occurring within the Warren County Broadband Taskforce and I look forward to the near-term results that occur,” said Ben Dispennett, Executive Director of Warren County Local Economic Development Organization. 

The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment.

“The Indiana Broadband Office and I are pleased to see another Hoosier community take the necessary steps to receive the Broadband Ready Community certification,” Crouch said. “This news comes at a great time as the state further invests in expanding broadband infrastructure, as the Indiana General Assembly has allocated another $250 million to increasing high-speed, reliable internet opportunities.”

The certification was approved by the Indiana Broadband Office following the Warren County Commissioners adoption of a Broadband Ready Community ordinance. 

“The Broadband Ready Community application process helped us prioritize this issue for the county and created a more efficient process for future development. We are excited to have the Broadband Ready Community status which indicates Warren County’s commitment to expanding access for high-speed broadband,” said Warren County Commissioner Clay Andrews.

According to Scott Rudd, Director of the Indiana Broadband Office, there are now more than 45 Indiana communities with the Broadband Ready designation.

“It is great to see Warren County take these steps to bring affordable and reliable broadband access to their residents,” Rudd said. “Through asset mapping, community surveys and provider partnerships Warren County should be commended for its commitment to broadband development, and the Broadband Ready Community designation further illustrates that commitment.”

Via 2020 legislation, the Broadband Ready Community Program was transitioned from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). IBO began the day-to-day management of the Broadband Ready Community Program on July 1, 2020.  For more information, visit