Upgraded the environment to Lenovo ThinkCentre M910Q Tiny systems, capable of 32GB of RAM each.
Armbian custom builds for different SOCs, using docker
I am impressed with how well armbian works with SOCs, and since I could not get my hands on a Raspberry PI lately, I tried my hand at a “LePotato”. It’s a great little board, and it’s been great. The only issue I have is there is no way to do a headless install of armbian and without a fat […]
LePotato and NanoPi Neo Plus2 Goodness
Move OS to the NanoPi Neo Plus2 8GB emmc: Get an Armbian Image for the NanoPi and boot it from the microSD. After initially configuring, run /sbin/nand-sata-install. Follow the prompts to copy the root filesystem to the emmc. Remove the SD card. Installing DietPi to the 8GB eMMC flash on the NanoPi: Booted into Armbian on the internal SD card […]
Home Lab KVM with MeshCommander
No Homelab Remote KVM? Intel Chipset? No Problem with Intel’s Management Engine and MeshCommander! Mesh Commander is an application that can communicate to the Intel Management Engine (IME) available on most systems using an intel chipset. Once IME is configured, Mesh Commander will provide an entry point into the system and can provide a whole range of options from power […]
Where’s the truth…
By not being on social media sites, I have a choice in what I consume from a news perspective. I want sources that give me the data to form my opinion rather than get opinions framed as news. So this is what works for me: Use a web browser “incognito” mode so tracking cookies aren’t used. This will help prevent […]
zfs glory and snaphot hell
This page is to document my trials with zfs snapshots for backup purposes. There a problem I found that entails when incremental snapshot sends are performed when the receive side has changed in some way. I’ll provide complete details soon. Good news my zfs retention script looks to be running well. I document that as well soon. Here’s a teaser…
Rock64 System on a Chip (SoC) Review
I’ll review my experience with this SoC shortly…
Living on a Raspberry Pi!
This feels a little weird! Playing with the overclocking and it really makes a difference! The settings below look stable but make the proc very hot (over 85 degrees c.) From /boot/config.txt: # Overclock settings – disabled until heat sink is added. 170327 SeanK #arm_freq=1350 #core_freq=500 #over_voltage=4 #disable_splash=1 ##force_turbo=1 #boot_delay=1 #sdram_freq=500 Also created a script to put the governor in […]
High School 1957 vs 2009
From a recent email spam – that was sorta funny… Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack. 1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his new shotgun to show Jack. 2009 – School goes […]
Supersonic Electronic – Awesome!
Using rsync for replication on OS X
I recently began a quest to replicate my house data with a hosting service so if my house goes up in a fire I still have my data elsewhere. The utility that seems to work the best for this is called rsync, and is available on most flavors of Unix, including Apple’s OS X. Why is it good? Well, rsync […]
The 4th Electrical Element, Memristor
Last year HP Labs was able to create the long theorized electrical element, the Memristor. While most people have not heard anything about the memristor, it will soon change the whole face of our electronics world. The Memristor was a theoretical element in electronics that was postulated in the late 1960’s and was finally created in 2008. Our entire electronics […]
Tesla’s B-day today
Tesla’s birthday is today! Here’s a cool video of the person who invented modern electricity and the death ray….
This is my next dream car. I saw one of these beauties in Ft. Lauderdale and it was so sexy. 100% Electric, quick charging, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds… Awesome.
Jesse Ventura and Waterboarding…
For a ex-wrestler and gov, Jesse can still impress at times… http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/13/jesse-ventura-i-coul.html
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-05
Off to the Glenn to Celebrate Rachelle’s B-day. Earlier I started work on my main wing assembly for the F4U Corsair. 2 weeks to flight! # Just got to my hotel in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Feeling kinda sick. Hopefully it’s just jet crud # Wrapping up at the customer site in Ft Lauderdale. Going home tomorrow! # Powered by Twitter […]
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-29
Living the dream. In Tampa for work this week. # Using Digsby for IM, Email, and Twitter – http://twitter.digsby.com # Just sitting at home resting after digging out the Driveway from snow. Blizzard yesterday – 60 degree sunny weather today – Colorado is … # Working on RC planes today – Hope to get my F4U Corsair on it’s way […]
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-22
Just flew my RC planes again. Love this stuff! # Powered by Twitter Tools.