Author: keith

K’gari (Fraser Island) Photos by Keith Sinclair

The sun sets behind the clouds bathing the tide swollen Woralie Creek in a glow. The sun setting into the clouds and smoke from the mainland. The sun setting into the smoke haze and clouds over the mainland. Mist flows over the lake in the cool before sunrise. The reeds and sky reflected in the still waters of Lake Coomboo Crested Terns used to flocks used to count hundreds, they are much smaller now. Lake Boomanjin mirrors everything as the sun sinks. A tree stump on the Western Beach of K’gari, blending in to the scene. A dingo stalking along the beach focused on something in distance. The beach glowing in the morning...

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SNMP MIB Repository Available on GitHub

Over the last 20+ years of working as a Network Engineer and Architect and working on Open-Source software especially in the area of IT infrastructure monitoring and management, I have collected a reasonable set of MIBS files, I decided it would be great to share these, as sometimes they are hard to find. I decided the best way to do this was using GitHub, you will find the MIBS at These files have been sent to me or downloaded from public websites. Many vendors are included, like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Microsoft, VMware, Nokia, RAD, Mikrotik, Zyxel, Alteon, Alcoma, Altiga, Arista, Cadant, APC, Eltek, Fortinet, Mimosa, NovelSat, Ruckus, Ubiquity and many more. Also included are many standards based  MIBS from IANA, IEEE,...

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Apollo V for Sale

For sale is a 1986 steel Frame Apollo V, updated with Ultegra 10 speed, the frame, forks, seatpost, bar, stem and headset are all from the late 80’s. The frame is made by Kuwahara using ishiwata quad butted tubing, the frame has a 580mm top tube and seat tube.  The top tube is the traditional parallel to the ground configuration. Full specifications below.     58cm Apollo V steel frame and fork, made by Kuwaraha using ishiwata quad butted tubing. Powder coated by Roberto’s Custom Powder, silver with gloss black, resulting in gun metal grey, with a high gloss finish Stronglight needle bearing headset Cinelli 120mm quill stem Cinelli 44cm bar Fizzik Silver/grey handle bar tape Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Gear and Brake Levers (10 speed) Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Rear Deraileur (10 speed) Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Front Deraileur (10 speed) FSA SL-K Light Carbon Fibre Crankset FSA Mega EXO Bottom Bracket (english thread) – BRAND NEW Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Front and Rear Brake Calipers Shimano R500 Wheelset Maxxis Detonator 700 x 25c Tyres Campagnolo Micro Adjust set post Selle Italia Seat  ...

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The Public Fraser Island Weather Station

Some recent activity from a few volunteers and the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation has resulted in the first public weather station on Fraser Island, in Queensland Australia.  Not only is this weather station public, but it is ONLINE, uploading data every 20 seconds! You can see all this at: Weather Observations Happy Valley The idea is from John Sinclair, who knows we need to monitor the environment to determine the impacts.  Rainfall is a significant factor in the Fraser Island ecology, as it is everywhere.  John’s initial requirement was to collect rainfall data, but after some quick research and design discussions, it was determined that using a David Vantage Vue weather station, we could cost effectively monitor many aspects of weather, including: Temperature Humidity Barometric Pressure Rainfall Rainfall Rate Windspeed Wind Direction The smarts for the system was developed by Alex with the details available here: a beagle among the dingos: the first online weather station for fraser island. Not only did Alex volunteer his time and expertise, but he has made the whole solution Open Source, which is pretty cool.  People can use this work to make their own online weather station anywhere they want to. The weather station is installed at Fraser Island Retreat at Happy Valley, they kindly donated the space for the weather station with line of sight to the local 3G mobile tower, and their...

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