One night a few months after we moved into our place in Portland we noticed a bit of a skunk smell. It wasn't too strong, and we just assumed there was a skunk in the woods and something had scared it. It didn't take too long for the smell to …read more
IRC, the secret to open source success
The $1k IPA
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 …read more
Not Quite Abandoned
Holy smoke it's been almost a year since the last time I added something new here! That is not at all because I haven't had anything new to talk about. Rather, there's been too much going on and I haven't had even half a chance to circle back and write …read more
Linux ecosystem thriving in SoCal!
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 …read more
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 …read more
You need a better firewall
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 …read more