Brent Saltzman

  1. Looking up shutter actuations for your Canon DSLR for Free

    Recently I wanted to look up the shutter actuations for my Canon 5D Mark III to see where it was at within it's lifespan and if you go out on Google there are a number of results that claim to help you find the shutter count for free, but in…

  2. Monitoring your Sump Pump with Home Assistant

    With thunderstorm season upon us, I thought it would be fitting to talk about monitoring sump pumps. When I purchased my house one of the first things I immediately wanted to do with my smart home was figure out a way to see if my sump pump was doing its…

  3. Don't get Zoom Bombed! Change these settings in Zoom now!

    With the coronavirus forcing all of us to practice social distancing and forcing us to work from home and learn from home more and more companies are flocking to services like Zoom to stay connected and keep operations and learning going without needing to gather in places together. Unfortunately, bad…

  4. How to Survive Working from Home: Web Conferencing and Collaboration

    Throughout my career working with professional audio and video as well as IT, I've worn a few different hats including being a web conferencing administrator. I've worked in both higher education (online learning, etc) as well as corporate and my best practices and advice are both the same no matter…

  5. How to Survive Working from Home: Your Environment

    With the on-going pandemic situation due to Coronavirus COVID-19 many schools and businesses are shutting their doors requiring many employees to work from home (where possible). Obviously not everyone is fortunate to have a profession that can allow a work from home situation and many people working individuals have never…

  6. Factory Reset a Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switch

    If you're wanting a reliable backbone to your home network an obvious choice is a used enterprise level Cisco Catalyst 3750 series switch. These can be found on eBay anywhere from ~$50-$100 which is dirt cheap compared to consumer options and nowhere near as reliable. If you need to…