Ziply – Power outages backup plan

Nokia ONT FOG421

Nokia ONT FOG421

Ziply just upgraded existing Calix ONT 722GE which is market as End of Life and replaced with GPON ONT model FOG421 made by Nokia.

According to u/jwvo (John van Oppen – VP of Network at Ziply), the new Nokia ONT is able to support XGS and GPON

Power Supply – CyberPower CA25U16V2

The power supply is CyberPower CA25U16v2 is a 25.6 Watt power supply at 16 Volt able to provide 1.6 Amps and it’s designed to work with the new ONT

Some nice photos by Andrew of the ONT, Power Supply and new waterproof enclosure.

Power Outage overall backup plan

To continue to have internet during power outages, which are become more frequent and longer, best way is to have ONT and home router under UPS.

Home Router – Backup plan

12V UPS with 58Wh of battery

For standard home router using 12V power supply, the easier solution is to use an online, always-on UPS based on 12V Li-Ion battery pack which will continue to provide power to it for ~9h, considering 0.5A usage (9.62h =57.72 Wh / 12v / 0.5A).

ONT – “Basic” Backup plan

CyberPower CA25U16v2 has an auxiliary input port which support from 9.5V to 19.5V, so a similar 12V UPS can be used or a standard UPS like APC Back-UPS 425VA.

Power Supply is rated for 25W maximum power, which translate to 16V @ 1.6A.

APC Back-UPS 425VA can provide 25W continuously for ~1.5h if UPS is connected on 110V AC side.

Leveraging the auxiliary input port, you will need a 16VDC / 1.6A power supply with a 4.5mm plug (NOTE: Default plug of standard 12V power supply is 5.5mm and it’s too large).

ONT – “Advanced” Backup plan

10A Solar Charger Controller

Previous Power Supply supported a 12v 8Ah battery which could be re-used in this scenario.

Best solution would be to get:


Verizon Jetpack 4G – Novatel mifi4620LE



  1. Connect Jetpack to computer via micro USB cable
  2. Install Official MiFi4620LE Windows PC Driver from Verizon website 
  3. Verify in Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) that drivers are installed correctly and you have Novatel mifi4620L device under modem. If not, you will see unknown Novatel device reported with yellow exclamation mark, search online for correct drivers.
  4. Download latest version of DC Unlocker 2 to be able to confirm the status
  5. Important: Remove Verizon SIM card otherwise it won’t connect and show the details about locked/unlocked
  6. Open DC Unlocker 2 and select:
    • Manufacturer = Novatel
    • Model = Auto detect (recommended)
  7. Click on Detect button to start device scan and you should get similar output as below:
DC - Unlocker 2 Client 1.00.1396
Detecting modem :

selection :
manufacturer - Novatel
model - Auto detect (recommended)

Found Applications port COM3
Found Diagnostics port COM4

Found modem         : MiFi4620L
Model               : MiFi4620L
IMEI                : 990000xxxxxxxxxxx
Firmware            : 3.20.16
Compile date / time : Feb 11 2013 22:07:46
Chipset             : Qualcomm MDM9600
NAND Flash          : MT29F1G08ABBDAH4   
SIM Lock status     : unlocked



MiFi should be unlocked, if it’s not and you want to unlock it: you will need to register and buy credit for DC – Unlocker.

The one I found was unlocked, so I didn’t test the unlock steps reported in the unlock Guide.

BTW: You don’t need to do firmware update steps as device is old, so it’s probably already updated to latest version of firmware and it will error out if you try to push same firmware version.



Fintech 2016


Investment – Market


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Investment – Projects

Orchard Platform

Orchard is a financial data startup that connects investor clients to roughly 130 lenders in the marketplace. Peer-To-Peer Lending Industry




EquityZen connects shareholders of private companies with investors seeking alternative investments


 Funding Circle

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses, providing a platform where investors can browse businesses that Funding Circle has credit assessed and approved for lending


Investment – Robots

Given that many robo advisory platforms in use or being developed today are targeting millennials, there will likely be a natural progression of demand for more sophisticated robo advisory tools as millennials shift from the High Earning Not Rich Yet (‘HENRY’) classification into High Net Worth Individuals. Some forward-thinking banks, wealth advisors and fintech companies are already considering how this shift will affect the future of financial services so that robo advisory and other services are ready to respond as millennials make their evolving demands known.


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Samsung UE40C6510 – 40” Full HD LED TV

Video Resolution = 1920 x 1080
Feature Internet@TV =Yes

Dolby Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse + SRS TheaterSound
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out = Yes
Speaker Type Bottom – Output (RMS) = 10W x 2
Woofer = Yes

Input & Output
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr) = 1
Composite In (AV) = 1 (Common use for Component Audio In)
Digital Audio Out (Optical) = 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack) = 1 (Common Use for PC Audio in)
Ethernet (LAN) = 1
Headphone = 1
HDMI = 4
PC Audio In (Mini Jack) = 1
PC In (D-sub) = 1
RF In = 1
USB (HDD + Movies + WiFi adapter ) = 2
CI Slot = 1
Scart = 1

Set Size (WxHxD) with Stand = 959 x 651 x 270mm
Set Size (WxHxD) without Stand = 959 x 588 x 29.9mm
VESA = 400 x 400

Set weight with stand = 14.7kg
Set weight without stand = 12.3kg

Manual online
Firmware online

More information at Samsung Italia website

Alice Gate VoIP 2 Plus Wi-Fi AGPF_4.5.0sx – Rollback to 4.4.2 + Change the settings

Follow this guide to install 4.4.2:,10572.0.html

+ this guide:

Enable VOIP
Enable VOIP line
Discus> conf set /voip/line/0/enabled 1
Discus> conf set /voip/line/1/enabled 1
Discus> conf reconf 1

Add PPPOE Connection
usage: pppoe add dev [vpi vci encap {LLCVCMux}]

connection pppoe add aliceadsl aliceadsl WANETHoA

Then save new discuss.conf and lookfor “ppp2” select from ( … to … ) and overwrite with this one to enable auto connection to web:

(description(Alice ADSL))

Prophecy of the Popes – Last pope

“In persecutione extrema sacrae romanae ecclesiae sedebit Petrus romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus; quibi transactis, civitas septis collis diruetur, ed Judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Amen.”

“Durante l’ultima persecuzione della Santa Romana Chiesa siederà Pietro il romano, che pascerà il suo gregge tra molte tribolazioni; quando queste saranno terminate, la città dai sette colli sarà distrutta, ed il temibile giudice giudicherà il suo popolo. E così sia”

“In psecutione extrema S.R.E. ſedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum. Finis.”

During the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, the seat will be occupied by
Peter the Roman, who will feed his sheep in many tribulations:
and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed,
and the formidable Judge will judge His people.
The End.”

The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin