Minecraft Server

My newest project was to create a self-hosted Minecraft server. This server is publicly accessible. Feel free to login and have a look around. This is at the moment for the Desktop version of Minecraft only.

Currently has a max of 30 players at a time.

Server address is mc.brian.ws – port 25565

Plugins installed on server: EssentialsX, LuckPerms, ViaVersion, FastAsyncWorldEdit, Vault, MultiVerse, Citizens, CoreProtect, GriefPrevention

Minecraft Server mc.brian.ws

Migrating to PFSense

For one of my tech projects during the COVID-19 world quarantine, I migrated to using PFSense as my Home & Home Lab Router. The purpose of this project was to seperate my Home Lab from my Home Network through V-LANs and to also have better Firewall control for my Internet facing services. This has worked out very well and I am happy with the network control and results of this project.

Homebrew Router Specs:

  • Dell OptiPlex 390 (Mini Tower)
  • 500 GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1 Gigabit on-board LAN port
  • Intel PCI-E 4 port Gigabit network card.

Broadcastify Feed Provider

I volunteer to broadcast the Gloucester, MA Police radio frequencies to Broadcastify (Radio Reference).

Gloucester Police broadcasts on digital frequency P25, 471.58750


The Police digital broadcast is captured through a virtual machine on my home VMware environment. This is using RTL-SDR USB receiver, Windows 10 and DSD+ Fast Lane Software.

You can listen to this Feed on a computer or mobile device. Either from the Broadcastify Links below, or the recommended mobile apps for iOS and Android.
App Links: iOS App & Android App

Feed Link – Broadcastify – Police Feed – Click here