Somehow without going overboard, i.e. simply by changing my exercise routine a bit, and lowering my alcohol intake each week, I have managed to go from 106.6kgs down to just over 101kg in the last month! Which just goes to show what can be achieved in a short period. Our competition is on for another 5 months though so I imagine I’ll be fairly trim on the other side. Ideally I’d like to get down to about 85kgs but I will settled for the 92kg mark.
In other news – I don’t suppose you remember me mentioning I had ordered a Raspberry-Pi? anyhoo… Whilst I eagerly await it’s arrival I am starting the planning stages of my slightly work related project for it, The idea is simple enough Come up with a case incorporating a small but functional LED/LCD Display and an extra Ethernet port courtesy of the USB ports, I may well include extra USB hard-drive storage in the design. I will then work on porting Wire-shark/Tshark across to the box and basically build an in-line network protocol analyzer with built in digital display, so you can see the packets going through the wire as they happen. Shouldn’t be a lot of work to do here, as I will be pulling together some already well established open source tools together into the one, small formfactor box. The advantage of this box, is that it’s often cumbersome to use wireshark in a network/datacentre environment where these days both space and power are of a premium. A device like this which could even run off batteries solves that problem and could well enhance the toolset of any seasoned or novice network engineer – without necessarily breaking the bank! I’ll post on my prgress towards this end here… so watch this space