About Me

Hello there! My name is Jordan Earls, and this is my website. I program, mess with electronics, play video games, use Linux, play guitar, and of course make websites. Sadly, I don't like beer much, but other alcoholic drinks are nice.

Also, check out my Github and Bitbucket for my open source stuff (mostly just experiments and incomplete stuff.. but there are a few gems)

I'm currently employed at PreEmptive Solutions as a Software Engineer. Because of this, I'm now located in Cleveland, Ohio. Of course, all opinions on this site are my own and not related to the company, blah blah blah.

I like drawing sometimes, even though I can barely make anything more passable than stick figures and scribbles. I love me some good music. My taste falls somewheer between "pop-punk", rock, and blues. I'm a sucker for anything acoustic too. Favorite bands include: Brand New, The Wonder Years, The Black Keys, Motion City Soundtrack, old school Fall Out Boy, old school Green Day, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bayside... and yea. I could go on a while. I've recently started going to concerts and admiring how awesome a few of these bands are.

And on the music note (ha), I also enjoy playing it. I'm not particularly good at any instrument, but I can make noises come from my guitar and bass guitar that aren't horrible. I also enjoy attempting to do songwriting. I won't share anything I've written here unless I think it's really REALLY good, but I have a psuedonym that I publish songs under in my attempts to get feedback on my writing style.

I mess with electronics as well, though my workbench has sat idle entirely too long in the past year or so. To go along with music as well, sometimes I attempt to make a guitar pedal or some such, but my lack of knowledge on audio electronics is pretty crippling. I need to just buy a pedal kit, and then try to make modifications to it to understand things more.. but eh. Most of my "successful" electronics projects have only had digital components and microcontrollers involved. Analog electronics is hard.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm not going to type 1000 words here:

Me, Haley, and Taya

That's me, Haley, and Taya (actually a fairly old picture now). Haley is the one who drags me away from the computer at 4am when I "just have to get this one thing to work". My computer skills have even rubbed off on Taya a bit. One of the few clear words she could say before she was 2 was "CD".

Also, there is a new addition (picture pending) to the family. Haley and me have somehow created this adorable little baby we named Faye.

About This Site

Well, I just couldn't resist telling people how this site was made. Anyway, this site is truly one of a kind.

I created this site using C# in ASP.Net running on Mono served by Apache. I did not use WebForms, nor did I use ASP.Net MVC. I used my own MVC framework called LucidMVC. (formerly known as BarelyMVC)

You can find more details about how it really works by reading this blog post. It's a bit out of date, but still gives a good overview.

How To Contact Me

If you need to contact me about something, you can email me at "Earlz at this domain name(earlz.net)". I'm also on the twitters @earlzdotnet

Also, you can leave a comment on a page around here. I check the hidden global comment list, so I don't have to manually check every page.

Waffles, waffles and more waffles

Donations

Sometimes people want to send me money for being helpful. If you happen to be one of those people, you can send me money by paypal by using my email address, earlz -at- earlz dot net.. or if you're the gambling type, you can send me a donation by bitcoin. My bitcoin address is 178DgR2aZcHeYHhXZwtvcJ5RD13Y6YMQBf, or if you're a fellow shibe, my dogecoin address is DLY7Vh8oDYLRxQLFAg2PruA15zFMRqoXGu

Posted: 12/6/2012 3:59:39 AM

Comments

Daniel15
Your blog is missing an RSS feed so I can't subscribe to it :(
12/3/2012 11:12:15 PM
Earlz
Don't worry it's on my todo list :) It's actually a fairly high priority for me (I planned to get it done before I rebranded my site, but it didn't make the cut). So, it will probably be implemented in a month or two
12/4/2012 7:52:12 AM
Donna
Earlz - Thank you so much for the hard work you have put in.  I have one HUGE issue with this modem.  I called ATT and they informed me I needed to buy Static IP's for this to work!!!  huh???  I have 5 devices that I need port forwarding for.  I set them all up in the modem, no issue.  But the ports never open.  Only the first two, 81 and 82.  I have about gone blind looking at all of the settings.  I see no restrictions.  Can you or anyone else help me find the control to open more than 2 ports??  Please feel free to email me at choices@hotmail.com
12/5/2012 4:13:24 PM
The NetZ
many thanks on this site, got me a few steps closer to getting this thing actually decent. could the following be done?: I personally don't know the admin password to our router, and there is great animosity between be and the current network admin, who is quite frankly incompetent (he bought a usb keyboard for his laptop because he thought it was broken; turns out he had numlock on for a couple years). So, I was able to enable telnet by using your page and a trick using that annoying redirect (which is my goal to get rid of, ironically). Apparently when your get that redirect you have access to the full functions of the router (meaning you can reset it, whatever, during this). So I waited till the net failed (common enough) and after the redirect I used your page to enable telnet.

So, if you can do this sort of thing while redirected, can, could you obtain the admin password as well?
5/22/2013 6:28:19 PM
Earlz
@NetZ. Oh wow! I wasn't aware that when the network went down the login functions were basically not used. That's... interesting heh. Anyway, you can probably get the network password from the `nsh` command line.

If you do a `dump` from nsh, one of the fields it lists should be the admin password.. 

Note: I don't condone this behavior at all though. 
5/22/2013 6:44:53 PM
Anonymous
Here's a question: can you change the device access code from within telnet?
5/22/2013 7:54:06 PM
Earlz
Yes. It'd probably be an nsh command like:

set mgmt.account[0].password "mypassword"

5/23/2013 1:28:16 PM
Anonymous
goood
5/26/2013 9:55:04 AM
Anonymous
at&t in instructing there techs to use your web site to turn off the redirect on nvg510 modems this is an  internal document they have there logo all over it and there very proud of it.
7/25/2013 2:18:16 AM
Anonymous
Earl, I am trying to root my Motorola modem per your instructions and web site, but if fails
because my modem has an ip address of 192.168.2.254, and your website code is looking for 192.168.1.254.
Any advice other than changing the routers ip address to the default?

Thanks, great work!
8/21/2013 1:40:27 AM
Earlz
You can download the webpage and change it's source so that instead of 192.168.1.254, it uses 192.168.2.254.. and if that's too technical for you, you can instead use my Android Application called NVG510 Fixer (for $1 on Google Play) which allows you to input an IP address and enable telnet and a few other common problem fixes. 
8/21/2013 1:56:15 PM
Jose Rodriguez
Hello Jordan -  I truly appreciate your work, it helped me solve issues with one of my clients.  A big thank you from a guy that is 50.  I respect and salute the power of your knowledge.  How did you accumulate so much knowledge in such a short period of time?  
10/22/2013 2:46:32 PM
Earlz
@Jose Thanks! It's nice to know I'm useful :) 

Basically, I've always loved learning new things. About a year(13 years old) after getting my first computer I was learning to program and such. And I never stopped.. and now here I am with a pretty good career that I actually enjoy 
10/22/2013 6:03:56 PM
Max Marito
I went through http://earlz.net yesterday and just wondered if you've done any search engine or social media marketing yet. I have been self employed doing that for various businesses for a number of years now.

Currently my wife and I help companies like yours with on site SEO and social media.  This will even include us increasing followers across the various accounts and sites where we'll brag about your presence. Things like increasing your rankings in the various search engines as well as increasing Facebook likes, Google +1's, Twitter & LinkedIn followers, YouTube views, etc.

I perform all of the same tasks any large firm would here in the US (where I am) - the difference is we don't have to charge large sums of money as we're self employed. We work at home side by side, are always around a phone and aren't shy about answering it. If you'd like references or a callback just let us know.  Hope to hear from you soon. 

Max
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12/30/2013 7:39:03 AM
martin
hi there, did you know that this router was sold from Motorola to Arris, and they made the sourcecode available (which was under opensource anyways)?

I was away from coding and compiling for too long to spend time on this, have you tried playing with it ?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nvg510.arris/files/

cheers
-martin
1/5/2014 9:24:45 PM
martin
btw, not sure how recent that was, but congrats on your little addition to the family!
1/5/2014 9:25:44 PM
Mack
I sure wish there was an IOS version of your NVG510 app...luckily I had an old Thunderbolt phone laying around. Cute kid.
2/2/2014 9:00:36 AM

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