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.     #


Mon: Mar 23, 2020

» You can get my DevOps books free the rest of this month. I went ahead and picked them up (and paid), especially handy since we are using Ansible at work.     #


» Remove /Bypass Lockscreen With Recovery. Had to do this when I copied a nandroid backup from one phone to another, it had a lockscreen but my pattern didn't work.     #


Wed: Feb 12, 2020

» Punpedia, The Online Encyclopedia of Puns. Wait - there's ALPACA puns??     #


» Datasette, A tool for exploring and publishing data. Since Adobe Lightroom keeps all of the metadata about photos as an SQLite database I was thinking about using this as a simple way of exploring that.     #


» Notmuch -- Just an email system. From what I understand it's an external searchable index for local mail.     #


» Tutorial for TTP223 Touch Sensor Module ( Capacitive). I have a few of these, am using one as a momentary switch for a project (an ESP8266 using an interrupt on the pin the switch is wired to). Good basic info on this.     #


Sun: Feb 09, 2020

» OpenShot 2.5.0 Released. Nice, I backed this on Kickstarter (back when I was using Windows and wanted to make sure there was a decent open-source video editor available). I may give it another look though I'm primarily using KDenLive these days.     #


» i Hate Regex. Neat little testing playground with some good examples.     #


Sat: Feb 01, 2020

» Scottish Ice trip in Ben Nevis - with the Petzl Team     #


» diyHue, this project emulates a Philips Hue Bridge that is able to control ZigBee lights. I'm good with Home Assistant but this is good to know about.     #


» Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers. Fascinating.     #


» What Are Those Hieroglyphics On Your Laptop Charger? I didn't know about the double boxes glyph, and the way of indicating positive and negative at the tip is clever.     #


» How to use KeePassXC with ssh-agent to secure private key access. Handy.     #


Thu: Jan 30, 2020

» how to use VLC to stream your desktop live. Nifty if you are doing screencasts or need someone else to see your screen.     #


» The Three (And a Half) Types of Fun, Explained. I've had plenty of type II fun, looking forward to more.     #


» etckeeper, makes a git backup of your /etc directory. Would have been super handy to have this when I had a system crash a week ago. Either way I'm installing it on everything Linux now...     #


» fetch kindle. A node.js script to retrieve books off your Kindle. I don't have a Kindle but this is worth a bookmark since you never know...     #


» Open Shell Menu - what was Classic Shell. For Windows 10, gives you back a sane Start menu like Win7 had.     #


» Get Calculator from Windows 8 and Windows 7 in Windows 10. Sweet, the Win10 giant calculator sucks.     #


» DJI Hacking HowTo Guides, wow, you can do a lot with those drones.     #


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