Enterprise grade coffee infrastructure monitoring

Enterprise grade coffee infrastructure monitoring

An essential part of any data centre is a comprehensive monitoring and alerting infrastructure, which enables network and system administrators to respond quickly and correctly to various issues. While such systems monitor most components vital to day-to-day operations, a significant one is often overlooked. Most NOCs and IT departments simply would not function at all if they don’t have a steady supply of fresh coffee. While high availability configurations using two coffee pots can mitigate the problem of running out of coffee, they can actually introduce latency…

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How the firmware updates work on Toyota Touch & Go

How the firmware updates work on Toyota Touch & Go

Before I start, here’s the TL;DR: Custom firmwares are not possible for Touch & Go without breaking open the device and possibly soldering stuff on it. Don’t try it – you’ll most probably ruin your device. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s continue. Out of curiosity, I wanted to find out what’s lurking inside the Touch & Go unit I have on my car. The device itself reveals very little information about its internals, but a firmware update image provided…

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