FFMPEG – Image Sequence to Video with Date Overlay Based on Timestamps

Need to convert an image sequence into a playable video, with a time-overlay printed onto the images? Here is the best solution I’ve been able to cobble together, hoping it helps someone out there. There are a few tools at play here: FFMPEG — The end all, be all, video processing tool. A single EXE […]

Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN Server Setup Guide

Looking for a detailed guide on configuring a Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN server? Need your on-the-road devices to be able to remotely access your internal LAN? Then you’ve come to the right¬†place ūüôā The major¬†functional benefit of IKEv2, over L2TP/IPsec VPNs, is that L2TP only allows one source IP per client, while IKEv2 has no limit. […]

Mikrotik L2TP IPsec Dedicated VPN Appliance Setup

Mikrotik L2TP IPSec VPN Guide – Start to Finish Appliance There are a small number of L2TP IPSec VPN guides, I found them pretty frustrating, and often conflicting when integrating into an existing network. This guide provides full configuration steps for a Mikrotik L2TP/IPSec VPN appliance. It does not have to be the¬†primary router. VPN […]

Mikrotik VPN – L2TP/IPSec Server for Remote Clients (Windows/Android/iOS)

Mikrotik VPN – L2TP/IPSec Server for Remote Clients If you’re looking for a quick guide for configuring a Mikrotik VPN Server, allowing remote clients to connect into your building controlled by a Mikrotik Router, you’ve come to the right place. This guide was written for Mikrotik RouterOS v6.41 ¬†in September 2017. It presumes you have […]

Mikrotik Queues, Bandwidth Throttling, and Bursting

Bandwidth Throttling, a system you would think would be easier to pull off. Hoping you find this article helpful. I’m installing a CCR-1036-12G-4S for a minor league baseball stadium, and am expecting about 600-800 devices to be connected during a game. The stadium has a symmetrical (up/down) gigabit fiber line, and I have to ration […]

MikroTik wAP – Setup Guide – Multiple APs with Roaming

MikroTik wAP Quick Setup Guide Hello there, this post will provide instructions configuring a MikroTik wireless access points¬†from start to finish with a quick script. The goal is a wireless network¬†where you can walk around the building and have client devices jump from WAP to WAP via access rules (Min-RSSI). These principles will work on […]

Quickbooks Error H505 – Multi-User Hosting

Quickbooks Error H505 Oh no! My user is trying to open a Quickbooks workbook stored on a shared drive and gets this awful message: Quickbooks Error code H505, “this company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting.” This is the generic client error for “cannot connect to host”.¬†Directly¬†tied in to¬†the QuickboksDBXX […]

Migrating from ESXi to HyperV w/ MVMC

Migrating an ESXi Host to HyperV w/ Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter I’ve been doing these a lot lately. Converting clients from ESXi free to HyperV on Server 2012 R2. This post is a bit unfair, as ESXi free is well, free, and Server 2012 R2 is $800.¬†You could easily spend many, many thousands for ESX […]

Kicking Off the Site

Kicking Off the Site If you’ve reached this website, you’re likely looking for a fix to a weird problem. I’ve been a IT systems adminstrator for over six years,¬†and want to offer¬†simple and practical fixes to the problems I experience day-to-day. Google-fu has saved me many times before, hopefully my posts can help you out. […]