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DIY 3D-Printed Electronic Drumkit : Update

After playing my 3d printed drum-kitfor a while, I started feeling a bit unsatisfied with some of the parts. I figured I needed a snare drum with a rim shot and a bigger pad area. Also, the hi-hats do not feel like a real hi-hat as it doesn't physically open or close. Very often, I always miss the tempo when opening and closing the hi-hats with just a foot switch. I also figured I would need a new Midi Trigger interface because I cannot just attach those new pads to my existing cheap Medeli drum module. I also expect the look would be a lot cooler with bigger cymbal pads. So, here's what I did.

The Snare

I bought a Millennium Mesh Pad snare just before they discontinued the product Millenium PD-1012 12" Mesh Head Pad for only 66EUR. It's a cheap mesh pad snare. But I did not mind, because I was only interested in the shell. I replaced the head with a Roland V-Drum Powerply (it's a 3-ply). It's quite expensive but is worth it. I got all of them from Thomann onlin…

Jieming's Router Anomaly

Last night, while randomly watching my router's activities, I found out that it has an active connection to some IP address owned by Amazon and hosted in New York. While trying to do curl request to the server's port 80, it returned a website and when I opened it in browser I was quite surprised because it is a ASUS router's web interface (ASUS RT-AC5300). The weird thing is that I was able to login automatically without being prompted with username and password. And also I am able to see everything, including the local devices connected to the router and administration settings. I tried changing something but it doesn't seem to persist the configuration change. So I took a look at the site's client scripts and it's kind of weird. By the look of the Javascript code, the apply button will never work at all. It looks like it was deliberately done.

I tried digging deeper and see which of  my processes  are connecting to this server and it say's com.apple. It me…