Tue: Sep 08, 2020

» List of Peaks, as in - "named mountains in the US".     #

» Control your TV and Stereo with Home Assistant using the Broadlink IR Bridge. I'm struggling to think of when I'd want to use the TV when I'm not sitting at the remote, but I guess if you were out of town for a while and wanted to make it look like someone was still home? Still, inexpensive so that's a plus.     #

Sat: Sep 05, 2020

» pwned_passwords.py. Python script to check your passwords against the haveibeenpwned listt(checks if your password has been grabbed during any of the infinite data breaches that have happened.)     #

» How to survive a chokehold     #

Mon: Jul 20, 2020

» Do-nothing scripting: the key to gradual automation. Last year I got tired of repeatable tasks at work and introduced Ansible, which the whole team has taken to and has saved us an incredible amount of time and effort. Lately I've been running up against limits in the playbooks so I started creating what I call "Ansible-bash-hybrid scripts" which are bash scripts that call Ansible playbooks and do other things. I know I read this article last year and it's obvious in hindsight that it inspired those hybrid scripts, each one of the steps in the script is being gradually automated...     #

Sun: Jul 19, 2020

» Huge Guide to Portainer for Beginners. Super handy, I'd installed Portainer but never really got it. I have a much better handle on it now and see the value.     #

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.     #

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