Many of the developers where I work have been looking for a persistent chat alternative to SfB. While there are several good options in this space, in order to satisfy internal security concerns we ultimately decided on Mattermost. Unfortunately, many of the more advanced authentication features in Mattermost are locked…

UPDATE: There are reports that AT&T is currently testing an additional authentication layer in certain markets. It is possible this bypass method will no longer function in the near future. See this thread for more info.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any issues that may occur as a result…

I’d like to preface this story by stating this is my theory based on observations made so far.

Update: As of 10/2/2018 ATT has released a version of their firmware for the Pace 5268AC in certain markets. This new firmware (11.1.0.531418) includes several changes to resolve the issues routing 1.1.1.1…

I recently had the need for a basic notification service as part of my Gigafiber Availability check script. I decided on Telegram for a few reasons, I’d already used it before, it’s very simple to use the API, and it’s free.

To get started you’ll want to download the application…

A few months back I was informed Gigafiber was coming to my neighborhood. I was, of course, very happy to hear this and wanted to know as soon as it became available. So, I wrote a short script to check for availability and notify me via Telegram when it became…

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