Sun: Feb 14, 2021

» Android Forensics: imaging android filesystem using ADB and DD. I was using this to try and capture an image to attempt an un-delete of a corrupted video file and while it worked I got all kinds of weird permissions errors when mounting as a loop-back. Still, the idea was sound and if it was something critical I would spend more time on it.     #

Thu: Feb 11, 2021

» Create your own VPN server with WireGuard in Docker. This, along with the reference for the docker config at DockerHub - Wireguard and the quick addition of my local LAN via reddit - Access LAN network from wireguard docker container means I now have a Wireguard server running on my NAS at home. I've been running an OpenVPN server on a Pi for a long time (via PiVPN) and I think I'm going to see if I can get a docker version of that running on the NAS as well (always good to have a choice in protocols if you can). The configuration has gotten significantly better for wireguard over the years since I last tried it (when it was said you cannot run it in docker, and every config I tried was broken because there just wasn't much documentation.)     #

» Bosch AquaStar Service Bulletins. I'm very impressed with this, based on these and finding the right parts at I was able to disassemble and rebuild my water inlet valve on my heater. According to the service guide it's supposed to be done "every 4-5 years" but this was the first time I'd done it in the 15 years I've had the heater.     #

Tue: Feb 09, 2021

» Militia Radio Frequencies. Interesting.     #

» Container networking is simple. Good guide, and I especially like how he tied it to the way Docker does it at the end.     #

» What I Learned in Avalanche School. Super interesting, even though I only go places that have no avy danger.     #

Mon: Dec 28, 2020

» Hole Distance Measuring Calipers. That's a great idea, 3D printed caps for your calipers to center inside the holes, which is something that's normally a huge pain to do.     #

» Ultimate-Box-Maker. Someday I'll own a 3D printer and this will come in handy...     #

» The Four States of Distress: how to comfort someone when something bad happens to them. Worth a read.     #

» RTD Physical Map. This is the kind of map I prefer to see, an overlay of transit on an actual map of the city, makes it way easier to figure out how to get where I'm trying to go.     #

» The Inventing Room, a Colorado based candy company with some delicious looking stuff (too bad I'm trying to get away from sugar!)     #

Wed: Dec 23, 2020

» Colorado’s winter tourism ad dollars will serve a new purpose this year: backcountry avalanche education. That's a great idea, with all the new people heading into the backcountry it's gotten to be a mess.     #

» Oreo Cookie Filling Dip. I mean sure, if you only want a small amount... But did you know you can buy bags of Oreo filling??     #

» Trackpoint for Life! an Etsy shop dedicated to selling replacement trackpoints (nubs, nipples, whatever you call them). Prominent on Thinkpad laptops they also showed up on other brands. I like the recessed version, still lets you use it but won't get caught when speed typing...     #

» Rockhounding In Colorado: Where To Find Geodes. I have to admit, I had no idea that was a thing here, though I do remember being fascinated with geodes as a kid.     #

» Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves. Well that's a bummer, I have been getting close to replacing my electric cooktop with gas so I can get better heat control (and faster heating). Sounds like a not good idea right now though. Unfortunately I have a fair amount of aluminum pots and pans so going induction cooktop would mean I'd have to replace a fair amount of my cookware too...

The thread I came across this article lists a portable induction unit for less than a hundred dollars, I may pick one of those up and see how it works, and see what I'd have to replace...     #

Sat: Dec 19, 2020

» Face Changing Shining LED Matrix Full Mask. That is really cool and at around a hundred dollars I think super reasonable in price for what you are getting.     #

Sun: Dec 13, 2020

» Stopping phishing campaigns with bash, how to poison phishing sites with fake data. Many a time I've wanted to do something similar...     #

Tue: Dec 08, 2020

» Stopping phishing campaigns with bash, how to poison phishing sites with fake data. Many a time I've wanted to do something similar...     #

Sat: Dec 05, 2020

» Stopping phishing campaigns with bash, how to poison phishing sites with fake data. Many a time I've wanted to do something similar...     #

» Alderfer/Three Sisters Park Bouldering. I've mountain biked and hiked there plenty of times and I knew about a bouldering area but I had no idea there were so many rocks!     #

» A 'Low Memory' GIF decoder. He demonstrates by running some animated gifs on a couple microcontrollers with 1 inch screens which is super impressive.     #

» Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide. What to do with your Android phone to make it more privacy-conscious, especially if you don't have root (and if you don't know what that means you definitely don't have it).     #

» Colorado Noxious and Invasive Plants List. As in "the list of plants you should never intentionally plant and should remove aggressively if you ever find them". I was surprised how long the list actually is, that's more than a few.     #

Fri: Dec 04, 2020

» Colorado Isn’t The Desert. A Sustainable Lawn Doesn’t Have To Be Rocks, Cacti And Ugly. I've gotten more into this kind of thing over the last few years (after converting the last of the grass in the front yard to rock a few years back.) I'm keeping the lawn in the back yard so the dog has somewhere comfortable to hang out but I'm also planting more native things around the edges. I've had good luck with High Country Gardens and I like how they plan their shipping times around the right planting times (so you can buy what you need now and they'll ship it to you when it's a good time to plant.)     #

» Awesome Home Assistant. Over the years the "Awesome..." list has come up as a curated list of a particular focus. The only issue I have with some of these is how often they are updated since Home Assistant is constantly being updated these days (I think they release every week or two?)     #

» Log2Ram will write your system logs to RAM rather than the local filesystem. This is especially good for a Rasberry Pi to save the SD card from corruption or running out of write-space. I've installed it on several of my Pi systems since they are meant to only do one thing, they don't need any kind of permanent logs, though this does do a daily sync to the filesystem (just prevents constant writing).     #

» Linux Iptables Just Block By Country. I have a couple servers I've just taken to blocking for Russia and China since it's just a constant string of SSH and HTTP attempts on the server...     #

» Pygmy - python URL shortener. I've been wondering how imgur creates their seven-character distinct urls and that got me down a rabbit hole of URL shorteners and the tricks they use.     #

» Apache HTTP Server Docs. I've seen a few of this "new style" of online documentation and I have to say I'm a huge fan, it just makes things so readable and easy to find what you need. Something like the Modules for Ansible is amazing, and the left side is a solid index in case you need other things.     #

» Read and write MP3 tags with Perl and manage your music files. I've had this open as a browser tab for literally years but as time goes on I just use Spotify and Radio Paradise more and more. Having fiber-to-the-home and decent wifi has really changed things for my music habits.     #

» Do I Leak? Tells you about RTC and DNS leaking your IP address, more helpful if you are using a VPN or Proxy.     #

» Compressing and enhancing hand-written notes. It's amazing to me the amount of work some individuals are willing to put into scratching their own itch, in this case taking a photo of hand writing and getting the best, most readable result.     #

» Fred's ImageMagick Scripts. Pretty sure I've linked to this before but it's such a mind-boggling large resource it's worth having another look.     #

» 4 Commands to Wipe Disk on Linux. I ended up using 'shred' on a couple of external drives I plan to donate.     #

» Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu, a documentary on the last run of a Linotype set newspaper in 1978. I had no idea they set the individual characters and then cast the entire headline out of molten lead, I mean the amount of work going into one single news run is crazy. Also interesting that they show deaf workers using sign language, which in a shop that noisy is such a great idea.     #

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