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macOS and Docker woes

For the past three weeks I’ve been struggling with getting a puppet instance up and running in Docker on my mac. Then spent too much of my weekend trying to get glueton and transmissions to cooperate in Docker. Hours were spent scouring google, forums, tech sites, etc. The only answer found was, “must be a […]

Winter Woes

Customer dropped off a computer saying that it kept locking up. We ran diagnostics and found nothing wrong. Let it run for 2 days and still no issue. We were puzzled as was the customer, but they paid the service fee and picked it up. Three days later they came back with the same system, […]

Moar Upgrades: storage edition

So I’ve been facing a long-standing issue with the web server. When accessing a few directories, the latency in command execution would be horrible. Doing an fsck didn’t help. Fortunately, I migrated it to a DeskPi Pro some time ago. One of the nice features is the ability to use a standard laptop SATA drive, […]

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Do you know what is a REALLY good idea to have when your neighborhood has occasional brownouts? Take a guess. Do you know what helps protect your 3D printer and octoprint server from someone accidentally flipping the wrong light switch? Go ahead, guess. Do you know what helps you connect to the rest of your […]

Switching it up

The other day Raspberry Pi foundation finally made their 64bit version available and the new standard for their installs. So, you know what that means… For as much as I enjoy Ubuntu, I’d really like to run the OS build for the Pi on the Pi, so migration was in order! Now, this was barely […]

Ubuntu 21.10 on the RaspberryPi with Docker

My Ubuntu install was nice enough to tell me that the 21.10 version had finally been released! So like any good upgrade-addict, I gave it a whirl! And It broke docker. Which was the only thing really running on the Pi. However, it was also hosting my blogs. Through many searches, I finally stumbled across […]

Platnum Curidas – the reckoning…

About a year ago, at the suggestion of a friend I got a Platnum Curidas in smoke gray. Not a bad pen, little needy as it wants to dry out when not used often, but if you use it on the regular it’s all good. Then the “slow click” took affect. It wasn’t until TODAY […]

I’ll see you in HE(IC)LL!!!!!!!

Some time ago, Apple made the default photo capture format heic. I get it, I do. The quality is better and the file size is smaller, BUT as an infrequent blogger, it is a HUGE pain to convert a batch of photos before I can upload them to my post. I’ll be happy to flip […]

Laser TIME

Finally took some time to play with the SnapMaker(SM) laser module. Got ahold of some 3.5mm birch plywood for a decent price and played around with that. When I say played around, I really mean “thought I could use the same settings as Basswood” NOPE! The birch is much denser and higher quality, so the […]

Now you’re playing with Docker!

So, I’ve been hearing about this docker thing for a while now. Poked at it a little bit, decided that it really wasn’t for me at the time. Mostly because I didn’t understand what it was all about and just figure it to be yet another software development tool. I was partially right, and yet […]