GMH-015 Postbag Platic Box, NodeMCU HUZZAH feather board, TV-B-Gone Kit

Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2471

Add the Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! The ESP8266 processor from Espressif is an 80 MHz microcontroller with a full WiFi front-end (both as client and access point) and TCP/IP stack with DNS support as well. While this chip has been very popular, it’s also been very difficult to use. Most of the low-cost modules are not breadboard friendly, don’t have an onboard 500mA 3.3V regulator or level shifting, and aren’t CE or FCC emitter certified….UNTIL NOW!

Each module comes pre-loaded with NodeMCU’s Lua interpreter (NodeMCU 0.9.5 build 20150318 / Lua 5.1.4 to be specific), you can run commands, and ‘save’ Lua programs directly to the module’s Flash using a USB-Serial converter cable. But, if you’d like, you can skip Lua and go direct to using the Arduino IDE. Once you download the ESP8266 core, you can treat it just like a microcontroller+WiFi board, no other processors needed!
Adafruit TV BeGone TV-B-Gone Kit – Universal v1.2
https://www.adafruit.com/products/73

When we were putting together the TV-B-Gone kit, we started imagining a dystopian future, filled with televisions, where this kit would be super useful and we’d be a hero for having one. And while maybe that’s dramatic, the TV-B-Gone is perfect for playing pranks on your friends during the Super Bowl or getting some peace and quiet during dinner.
Feather Stacking Headers – 12-pin and 16-pin female headers
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2830

These two Female Stacking Headers alone are, well, lonely. But pair them with any of our Feather boards and you’re in business!
What do they do? They stack. Put the headers through your Feather and then you can not only plug them into a solderless breadboard, but you could attach circuitry on top as well

 

How to install Cisco VPN client on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, you don’t need to install the Cisco VPN Client: NetworkManager includes support for Cisco IPSec VPNs. The following steps will walk you through a successful installation and configuration of your VPN client.

1) Ubuntu ships by default with the plugin for the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), but we need the plugin for the Cisco Compatible VPN (vpnc), that provides easy access to Cisco Concentrator based VPNs. To install the vpnc plugin, open your terminal and run:

2) Find Network Connections in your Dash, and in the VPN tab select Import to choose your .pcf file, or Add if you want to manually enter your authentication details.

3) In the configurations, make sure to go to the IPv4 Settings tab, click on Routes and activate the option to use the VPN connection only for resources on its network, unless you want all your traffic to be significantly slowed down.

Special thanks to

http://askubuntu.com/questions/488435/cisco-vpn-configuration-steps