Mon: Jun 15, 2020

» Ruuvitag Weather Sensor. Open source, uses bluetooth (I kinda like the one mounted to the motorcycle, neat idea). Some Rasberry Pi's also have bluetooth so it'd be an easy way to setup a home station.     #


» Reusing my ebook reader. He re-purposed it as a little dashboard by his front door with the weather and train schedule.     #


Sun: Jun 14, 2020

» Supercharge Your Aerogarden With 50% More Light and Water Flow. Years back I'd bought an adapter to go from the special Aerogarden bulbs to just standard bulbs (no disassembly needed). Haven't thought about doing the water pump yet.     #


» Service Manual finder. Didn't find what I was looking for but I do appreciate the effort, hopefully it'll keep growing.     #


» GM RECALL CENTER. I think after 20 years my truck is outside of the recall range, but always good to take a look every once in a while.     #


» Smoke point of cooking oils. Find the right oil for what you are cooking.     #


» Rocky Mountain Relief Map, this one is for Rocky Mountain National Park. They have others at the Relief Series.     #


» The Noun Project - Icons for Everything. This is pretty great, free (open source) icons for just about anything you can imagine.     #


» My 80's TV! - this is amazing (watch old shows. Be sure to click on the dial to change the station). Related is My 90's TV!     #


» Earth Wind, this is hypnotic to watch.     #


» European Soup Map. I'm seeing some interesting ideas for the next Soup Party!     #


» DIY Portable Photo Backup Device. In Vietnam a few years ago I used a 7" Android tablet with a USB hub and rsync. It worked but the tablet broke on the trail, so I ended up using my phone. It wasn't particularly fast (I'd let it run while eating dinner) but it was the best way to merge a couple people's photos and videos onto giant thumbdrives.     #


» Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. Looks like a fun ride.     #


Fri: Jun 12, 2020

» Running your own secure communication service with Matrix and Jitsi     #


» Building climbing volumes. The prices on commercial volumes have really dropped over the years, though if you want custom shapes this is the way to go.     #


Thu: Jun 04, 2020

» Monitoring a UPS. I recently put a garage RaspberryPi on an APC UPS and was having trouble using the USB cable to monitor it. Fortunately I had some downtime where I could power off the Pi (I built a box with fans to house it) and after a "reboot" of the UPS the apcupsd software worked fine. The garage system is a Pi4 with a couple of external hard drives attached to be used as a backup system (drives are encrypted as well so if someone swipes the whole thing all they get is hardware...)     #


Wed: Jun 03, 2020

» Bypassing needless CenturyLink Wireless Router on Gigabit Fiber. Woot, I just had fiber installed and was trying to figure out how to make this work. Disabling QOS and getting the right VLAN Tag (201) was the critical steps for me. If you can get the right PPP settings and the VLAN Tag working you don't need to set their router into "transparent bridging".     #


Fri: May 15, 2020

» My Near-Death Canyoning Experience | Surviving a Flash Flood in Utah. This is on my mind every single time I get into a canyon in the desert.     #


» Building climbing volumes. I like the idea but I just don't have the motivation. Especially these days, when you can get . (I purchased two Escape volumes, just waiting on them to arrive...)     #


» Awk in 20 Minutes. That was a good read, worth a look if you use AWK at all.     #


» This is super interesting to me, crack climbing holds. Cut out the area in your home climbing wall and you can slot in a crack. Wonder how accurate it feels.     #


» The Human Bean. Made me laugh watching it.     #


» Epson Recalls Power Adapters Sold with Epson Scanners Due to Burn and Fire Hazards. Amazon helpfully sent me the notice (for a purchase from almost 10 years ago) but it looks like my power adapter was from just before the manufacturing issues.     #


Fri: Apr 17, 2020

» Firefox won't load Flickr - I ran into this with a recent upgrade to Firefox (and only for the Flickr website). The answer was to disable IPv6 in the browser by setting "network.dns.disableIPv6=true"     #


Thu: Apr 09, 2020

» There's a better way to install Log2Ram for your Raspberry Pi: log2ram - with apt. This will allow updates to get picked up if needed.     #


» Bashlog - A stupid-simple bash logging utility. Just "installed" this, looking forward to using it.     #


» StreetComplete - editor for OpenStreetMap that gives you "quests" and allows you to answer basic questions that help improve OSM.     #


» OpenStreetMap Tiles in a bunch of formats (black&white, watercolor, terrain, etc.     #


» How to Make Sense of Distributed Processing With Python Daemons. Interesting.     #


Tue: Apr 07, 2020

» Log2Ram: Extending SD Card Lifetime for Raspberry Pi. Currently installing this on all my Pi's, should help by not constantly writing to the SD card.     #


Sat: Apr 04, 2020

» The First Dog Ascent of a 7,000-Meter Himalayan Peak. I've taken Chai up a 14'er, that's more than half that height....     #


» How 'Blade' Saved Marvel — And Paved The Way For The MCU. I adore Blade, and especially the soundtrack.     #


» How to mount the android img file under linux? I can see some use in that...     #


» Smallest possible syntactically valid files of different types. If you've ever wondered what the smallest MPEG-4, or AWK file, or many others actually looks like, well here it is.     #


» Photo Printing Calculators, helps do the math when trying to decide what resolutions or sizes to print a photo.     #


» How can I change the date modified/created of a file? This came up because I wanted to sync some photo's creation dates with their EXIF data since I was backing them up daily with rsync and it wasn't preserving the times.     #


» unhosted web apps, a way of writing web apps using local client storage, nothing ever gets sent to a server.     #


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