Thu: Oct 10, 2019

» Data Cleaner's Cookbook. Lots of consideration and tools on how to clean up tabular data. If you deal with spreadsheets or CSV files very often this could be helpful.     #

Mon: Oct 07, 2019

» huginn, Create agents that monitor and act on your behalf. I'm not sure I have a need of it but I am noticing I'm more willing to try it out when there's a Docker version (and there is for this)     #

» Linux Backup Solutions. Decent list. I'm still trying to sort mine out, I think it's going to be a Raspberry Pi 4 in an alternate location mounting drives with LUKS (so they are encrypted by default) and probably just an rsync cron job every night.     #

» I subscribed to MagPi for a couple of years (I had the extra money and I believe in their mission) but everything they do is open so they publish a Index of MagPi issues with everything downloadable as PDF. Nice if you just want to browse on a tablet.     #

» Windows Screen Recorder, open-source (aka "free")     #

» Google Hit Hider by Domain (and a 1 minute video demo on YouTube). Haven't checked the state of Greasemonkey on Firefox in a while, wonder if this still works...     #

» Shop Class as Soulcraft. It still baffles me when people don't even express an interest in making or fixing things, it's just such a part of my DNA.     #

» I was using these instructions to shrink a VirtualBox VM (since it was a dynamic drive and wasn't using the full space): How to Shrink a VirtualBox Virtual Machine and Free Up Disk Space. It's kind a pain in the butt and in the end it wasn't helpful since I'd converted a Win7 desktop into a VHD file (Windows Virtual Disk) and not a VDI (VirtualBox native disk). The solution was to use CloneVDI which is a Windows tool but runs great under WINE in Linux and has a checkbox to "compact" when converting. Way easier and way faster.     #

Sat: Oct 05, 2019

» A Web API For Your Pi. Neat, lets you access your Pi's GPIO pins via browser (or script).     #

Fri: Sep 13, 2019

» Monica Personal CRM, a "relationship manager" that's not just for business. I'm tempted to install, and they have a Docker image to make it easy...     #

» Sand Grains from Around the World. Huh, that's pretty interesting.     #

Mon: Aug 26, 2019

» NGINX Admin Handbook. Someday I'll learn this...     #

» Bash aliases you can’t live without. Not bad, one or two in there I can use.     #

» Crystal Mill: How to Hike, Bike, or 4×4 to CO’s Most Haunting Photo Opp. We of course had that iconic photo hanging in our house when I was growing up.     #

» HDHomeRun and Linux. Never got the View button to work, and it wasn't great getting it from VLC. What does work for me is to run Kodi with the LiveTV plugin as full-screen on a second monitor. Not sure why that works so much better than any other option on Linux but it does.     #

» The Authoritarians, free e-book that's worth reading.     #

» Thinkpad X62. An old-school Thinkpad stuffed with new components.     #

» Zack Morris Is Trash : Season 1. If you've ever seen Saved By The Bell this will be hilarious.     #

» A guide to mdadm. I have it running on my NAS, it was surprisingly easy to change OS (from Mint to Ubuntu Server) and preserve my existing MD volumes.     #

» LitFriends Custom Prayer Candles. I think that could make an amazing white elephant gift with the right picture...     #

» Fake Name Generator. Handy for BS forms where you really don't care about the data.     #

Sun: Aug 25, 2019

» Mosquitto SSL Configuration -MQTT TLS Security. Worth doing if you plan to expose your MQTT broker to the Internet (I did notice the MQTT protocol cannot be passed via Traefik, yet)     #

» Calculators for Contractors, Builders, Remodelers, Carpenters, Woodworkers & Scale Modelers     #

» Node-RED and Home Assistant. So far all my HA stuff is simple enough I don't feel the need to add Node-RED (yet).     #

» Making my analog doorbell smart by simply attaching a $7 sensor to it. Neat but I don't have enough people ringing my doorbell to spend the effort...     #

» Adding a voice assistant in Home Assistant. Not sure it fits my use-case but it's still something I think about from time to time.     #

» Putting together a Travel toolkit, specifically for adventure riding (not quite dirt-biking, but definitely not on paved highways).     #

» George Carlin on language of politics. I had no idea he was on CSPAN.     #

Sat: Aug 24, 2019

» LittlevGL Brings GUI Tools To Micropython. That is very cool.     #

» youtube-dl-webui. I've been doing batch downloading lists of urls but this looks handy for one-offs.     #

» Reddit zenburn and Hacker News - Zenburn Dark. Both have been installed and work great.     #

» Thingiverse: Cable Organizer. I need one of these... Or two.     #

» MQTT Dash, Android phone/tablet app to watch an MQTT stream.     #

» Algo VPN Creator. Just installed on my NAS, mostly for the Wireguard implementation. I have OpenVPN already installed at home on a Raspberry Pi, but it's always good to have options.     #

» Tape Boss - a voice recorder that attaches to your tape measure, because you don't always have a pencil handy...     #

» How to spin weld at home. Basically only makes a pill bottle but neat nonetheless.     #

» Ultimate Smart Home Media Server with Docker and Ubuntu 18.04 – Basic. Hmm, more docker for my NAS!     #

» moz://a SSL Configuration Generator, always worth reviewing what you have in place.     #

» Example Home Assistant Configs. Wow, 300+ automations is impressive. I have about 10.     #

» Build an air quality monitor with InfluxDB, Grafana, and Docker on a Raspberry Pi. Hmm, I should pick up some BME680 sensors...     #

» Circuit Simulator Applet, neat - play with electronic circuit designs.     #

Thu: Aug 22, 2019

» Make a Rain Alert System with Raspberry Pi. That's next to add to my weather station...     #

Tue: Aug 13, 2019

» Things I Learned Managing Site Reliability for Some of the World’s Busiest Gambling Sites. Documentation is so crucial. My current role definitely gets that, the last company I worked for did not.     #

Sun: Jul 28, 2019

» The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling     #

» doitlive - replay shell commands as a screencast. I can definitely see this being handy as a teaching tool at my current job.     #

» The Big Blocklist Collection. Handy.     #

» You Are a Rocketship (it's about personal productivity and goal-setting). I dig the idea of quarterly reviews, something to put on the calendar I think.     #

» Arduino with NeoPixel Optocouplers Controlling Many Relays. That's pretty genius.     #

» jq Tutorial. jq is super-powerful and super-confusing to me.     #

» Pushsafer - send & receive of Push Notifications to iOS, Android and Windows 10 Devices. My current flow of notifications with my Home Assistant setup is to have it send me an SMS via Twilio (I like that SMS will still work even in places with no data service.) The prices for Pushsafer are reasonable ( 1000 additional API calls 0.99 EUR (0.99 EUR / 1000 API Calls) ) so I may give it a go as well.     #

» Know only 10 things to be dangerous in OpenSCAD     #

» Block Facebook from your home network with your pi-hole. I am doing it on my router with DNSmasq, but this will absolutely get added if I go the pi-hole route.     #

» How to install and use pi-hole on Linux – A black hole for Internet advertisements. I've got a NAS, might see if I can dig up a Docker image...     #

» CyberPower UPS on Linux. Got this hooked up, need to tweak it. I do like that it keeps track of when power outages happen.     #

» Potholes to avoid when migrating to IPv6. Uggh.     #

» TLDR pages, Simplified and community-driven man pages. I dig the idea, usually when I'm searching the man pages it's because I want a practical example.     #

» OSSEC Introduction and Installation Guide

OSSEC is a Host based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). Using a HIDS allows you to have real time visibility into what security events are taking place on a server.

Probably worth installing on some of my systems.     #

» Stencilfy. Does what it says on the tin, takes your text and outputs an SGV file in stencil format, you just need to size as you want and print.     #

» Electric curtain track with DOOYA motor (when searching for motorized curtains the DOOYA seems to be the keyword to look for.)     #

» Filmulator --- Simplified raw editing with the power of film. Open-source film emulation for photos, make them look like the days of old...     #

» script-manager for the Darktable photo manager.     #

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