The $1k IPA

Mon August 03 2015 by Christopher Aedo

1k IPA on tap

I have been brewing for a while now (around 10 years I think?), and have always done 5 gallon batches, and kegged into corny kegs rather than bottling. (Mainly because I love brewing, love beer, and really like having beer on tap in the kitchen.) I have been interested in …

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Setup update

Mon July 21 2014 by Christopher Aedo

I'm posting this mostly for my own benefit, but I also realize it's been SO LONG since I last posted, it will prove this blog is not entirely abandoned!*

I outlined my setup at home in February, and since then the only significant change has been firewall tuning.  For months …

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Linux ecosystem thriving in SoCal!

Sat February 22 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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I'm heading back to the 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo and really looking forward to another round of great sessions and mingling with the other nerds I run into at the meetups.

This conference has brought something to mind that I'd considered in passing previously, but now I'm thinking …

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The Setup

Wed February 05 2014 by Christopher Aedo

Over the years I have been continually refining my home technology stack.  It's in the best state it's ever been, so I figured I should document it.  I'm looking forward to looking back at this post in a few years to see what's evolved, and what's still the same.

External …

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You need a better firewall

Mon February 03 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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A long long time ago I had Verizon FiOS installed at my home, and with it they supplied an Actiontec router and wireless access point. It worked reasonably well, but it needed a power cycle every now and then and any custom configuration was difficult. I could never get it …

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Awesome Paper Airplanes

Sat February 01 2014 by Christopher Aedo

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When I was growing up, I loved making paper airplanes.  I also used to spend a lot of time at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.  One time when I was there I saw a kit full of amazing looking plans for planes.  They were "Whitewings" model kits, and I …

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Create an OpenStack machine image inside an OpenStack environment

Tue March 19 2013 by Christopher Aedo

(Alternate title: make booting from an ISO image in OpenStack useful)

If you have access to a server with plenty of disk space and CPU that supports the same hypervisor your cloud uses, it’s relatively easy to create an OpenStack machine image.  You can also pretty easily do this …

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Sitting on your ass is killing you

Sun October 21 2012 by Christopher Aedo

This is not the first time I've said don't watch TV, or don't sit at work.  But this new article from NY times references some new studies that make the dangers of lethargy all the more vivid.

"Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the …

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Better living through chemistry

Wed September 26 2012 by Christopher Aedo

It's absolutely amazing what big pharma gets away with, but it seems like so few people are aware or the least bit concerned.  We might never know how many people Merck & Co. killed with Vioxx (maybe half a million?).  The more you read, the more you find one scary story …

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1984, surveillance framework and your permanent record

Thu August 16 2012 by Christopher Aedo

Now THIS one definitely sounds appropriate for a blog with "conspiracy" in the title!  I've been collecting a bunch of related stories for several months now with the intention of turning it into a blog post.  Sadly I've had way too much other stuff to do lately, so I thought …

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