Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

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  • My afternoon got flipped

    My activity plan for the afternoon was to remove several overgrown bushes, maybe cut the grass, it takes me only an hour. I was also going to replace several boards on the fence, and deal with fire ants. In other words – yard work. That quest line did not last. Actually it did not start […]

  • First orchid flower for 2020

    First orchid bloom for this year. I have another plant currently budding. Should be blooming in a few weeks.

  • You served me well

    Time to say goodbye to my old laptop. I have had it for six or seven-year, and it has served me well. A few years back the hard drive controller started to exhibit issues, e.g. it did not always boot because it could not find the hard drive. Other times it worked fine, but any […]

  • Naming Conventions for the Cloud

    A good summary resource on naming conventions for system resources (servers, DNS, labels, etc.) in your network infrastructure. Be it your own data center or in someone else’s, i.e. the Cloud. Cloud Naming Convention

  • Fallout 76 1st subscription service

    Fallout 76 1st subscription service

    The Fallout 76 private servers are here. It makes me really excited because it offers an opportunity to explore the world first hand, so to speak. Unfortunately I am reading reports that server instances are not fresh. I will probably wait to subscribed, or maybe I won’t and just deal with it. 

  • Google Assistant on Xbox

    According to a Reddit post from Microsoft’s Harrison Hoffman, from Team Xbox – the Google Assistant is coming to the Xbox. For the time being the integration is in beta and it is limited to controlling the Xbox console. You can find more details from the original post – Get started with Xbox for Google Assistant.

  • Format a number as US currency [JavaScript]

    A recent project I worked on allowed customers to request cloud computing resources. One of the requirements was to display the cost for each resource amount and the totals for one and two years for the resources the customer was requesting. In the United States, numbers are formatted with a period for the decimal mark […]

  • Format MAC Address [JavaScript]

    I am currently working on a project which will allow users to register their Wi-Fi enabled, non-web browser enabled, devices on the network. These are devices like printers, Apple TV, and Xbox*. One of the data points that have to be collected from the user is the device MAC address. The project customer wants that […]

  • Apple, AirPort Network Devices, and WiFi Mesh Networking

    WiFi mesh routers are the “new” hottest set of tech gadgets to have. WiFi mesh networks allow for multiple access point in the same structure, e.g. your house, to provide proper WiFi network coverage, eliminating low signal or dead zones. What really captured my attention was the Google WiFi mesh routers. They are beautiful and […]

  • SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

    I was on the Snooz Kickstarter page today, revisiting the project’s details and timeline progress. The device, which is a white-noise generating machine, recently became available for pre-order. Snooz is meant to be an alternative to having a TV or a stationary fan running at bed time. In my case, I bought it for my wife so we can […]