Category: Random Nerdiness

  • Firewalla Gold Plus – ATT Fiber Bypass Guide

    Firewalla Gold Plus – ATT Fiber Bypass Guide

    This is intermediate difficulty guide of setting up a Firewalla Gold Plus Router to directly bypass the ATT Modem from the ONT. There’s a great blog post on how the bypass actually works. This post is more focused on how to do it on the Firewalla device.

    Setup SSH

    Firewalla has some instructions on how to access your SSH password. This seems to change every time you reboot. This is super important as you’ll likely have to reboot the router several times to configure and test.

    Get a gateway’s certificate

    You’ll need a gateway’s certificates. You can either extract them from your own device( or you can purchase them from folks who might have already done this.

    Get the wpa_supplicant files

    Now the certs that I had were in “.der” format and had various other related files. I needed to convert those files into “.pem” files to be used in wpa_supplicant. There is a conversion tool available to … Read the rest

  • Blackjack – Card Counting trainer

    Blackjack – Card Counting trainer

    The first release is finally complete! Download for Android on Google Play now!

    If you have an Android device, please feel free to download, learn and win at Blackjack! If you want offer me any feedback to make it better, I also super welcome the feedback.

    There is a bug that causes the game to go into a locked state that I cannot seem to recreate and if anyone could give me reliable recreation steps, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Additionally, I am going to add a help section to explain all of the abbreviations and interface icons. I hope that some of it is self explanatory, but understand if my UXing skills are terribad.

    The gist of playing before I can formally create a tutorial and help:

    The yellow icon is the visual guidance to playing basic blackjack strategy with the illustrious 18 variants and counting with hi/lo.

    RC = running count
    TC = true count
    CR = … Read the rest

  • Demo of winning with card counting in blackjack!

    Demo of winning with card counting in blackjack!

    So after writing the logic for the blackjack simulator I decided I could put in a little extra time to write the full interactive game implementation. I’ve recorded a video of me playing through a full shoe and winning with the assistance from the app. I’ve got a few more features to implement, but I’m pretty excited about publishing it soon and helping all of you to beat the house!

    I hope all of you enjoy the content!

    Random Nerdiness – Practicing and learning how to win in Blackjack! – YouTubeRead the rest

  • Make money playing BlackJack with Card Counting!

    Hello my one or two followers! As promised, here is the video on how to do BlackJack card counting and a demo of the simulator! The results appear to prove that it works.

    For those who want a TLDR and prefer reading instead of watching my super entertaining video, these are the main things to learn. (It would be super awesome of you, if you still click my video to like and subscribe)

    • BlackJack “Basic Strategy” [Link]
    • Counting cards using the Hi/Lo system. [Link]
    • Adjust your strategy with the Illustrious 18. [Link]
    • Appropriately size your bets.

    For the bet sizing, I didn’t find any really good reading materials on. Instead, I ended up doing a lot of simulated scenarios. My video has a few examples how the betting adjustments will impact things like minimum bank roll and avoiding heat.

    As for an update on what’s going on. Regrettably, I’m pausing on Tanks Vs Jellyfish, because work, family, extended family and … Read the rest