Scalable Rice Pudding
...if the amounts seem strange it's to make it easy to scale up. Got 2 cups of leftover rice from chinese food delivery? multiply by two. Making rice for dinner? Make an extra 4 or 6 (or 15 if you're my family) cups of rice and use the leftovers.
The …read more
Putting My Home Into Git
So I currently have two laptops: one for work and one for personal use. There
is, however, a fair bit of overlap; I'd like to have a bunch of config files
~/.config/i3/config, etc) and a bunch of useful
~/bin) available in both places. I …
Auto Wrench Belt Replacement?
Some years ago I received a gift of a Black and Decker AAW100 Type 1 'Auto Wrench'. It's nice for the lazy man (which is definitely me).
I recently pulled it out of the toolbox, only to find that it didn't work. A screwdriver and 5 minutes later and it …read more
Ubiquiti Controller Password reset
I really like my Ubiquiti AP; it's very set-and-forget.
But apparently I take that too literally, because I've forgotten the password at least twice in the 3 months I've owned it.
So here's a note (somewhat to myself) of the one-liner to reset the password to
(echo 'use ace …
Putting Puppy Linux on a Raspberry Pi
I like the Raspberry Pi machines.... mostly. It's reasonably cheap, reasonably reliable, very widespread hardware. I just can't get comfortable running from an SD card - I've dealt with corrupted OSs on them waaaay too often in the past. So I went looking for a linux distro that would load from …read more
dCore notes v0.1
dCore is a TinyCoreLinux derivative that's based on Debian. TinyCoreLinux has the nice property of, once booted, running from RAM instead of scribbling on your USB stick for ephemeral things like log writes and pid files and etc.
I was lazy so I took the TinyCoreLinux installer …read more
OSMC and hostapd
I recently hooked up a Raspberry Pi running Kodi to my Living Room television, and it was a hit with the kids (their favorite shows and moving more easily accessible than by swapping DVDs) and the wife (easy to run via a remote app on her phone).
Separately, trips with …read more