Matthew Ernisse

January 17, 2021 @20:00

ur-tardis

Back in 2013 I was able to cram an Ivy Bridge i5 and 6 3TB hard drives into a Mini-ITX Lian Li case. I called the system tardis as it was intended to be both a NAS and a hypervisor and it has served me well since. The only drawback with the system was the limited memory support. Intel's Ivy Bridge processors support 32GB of RAM but the Intel H61 Express chipset used on the ECS H61H2-MV motherboard I chose only supports 16GB and that turns out to have been the main limiting factor as that was the first resource I ran out of.

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January 02, 2021 @20:37

It seems like top N lists are popular at the begining of the year so here are the 10 most visited posts as tracked by the metric collection system that I wrote in 2018.

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December 31, 2020 @23:29

It's been... quite a year. I've probably watched more hours of YouTube this year than any other year. I updated my original list about halfway through the year so I figured I'd do one last update as the year winds out (at least in the US/Eastern time zone).

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December 28, 2020 @23:17

So I may have fallen a bit into Minecraft, which I'm sure is not really out there in terms of abhorrent behavior given the game's popularity. The more interesting bit is that I decided to take my game world and stuff it into a server so I could play it on any of my computers (I have a MacBook Pro laptop and a Windows 10 PC, amongst others) without having to deal with wacky file sync (there is a HOW-TO on using something like Dropbox to share your world but that looks like an absolutely awful idea to me), locking and potential corruption issues.

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December 23, 2020 @16:54

Happy Saturnalia, Joyous Yule, and congratulations on surviving beyond the winter solstice of 2020. I hope you are all safe and healthy this holiday season as the Earth hurtles onward towards perihelion.

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October 14, 2020 @17:10

Now that iOS 14 is almost a month old, I can't help but feeling that the text messages that I sent to a friend at launch feels more like wishful thinking than tongue in cheek snark.

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September 30, 2020 @12:14

When I sat down and put together the requirements for my micro-blog thing that I've dubbed "Thoughts" I decided that I wanted to provide a simple and clean way to link to and embed individual Thoughts. I explain a bit in a previous post about how the embed works and the importance of keeping my infrastructure out of the critical display path. When you click the embed button on a thought you get a bunch of standard HTML that includes all of the Thought. The only thing the JavaScript does is to apply a custom stylesheet. It can be omitted (or blocked by something like CSP) and you will still get a decent looking representation of the Thought as you can see below.

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September 24, 2020 @16:06

The last few days have been notable largely thanks to the premature failure of a Samsung Evo 860 SSD which corrupted my Windows 10 install. A bunch of faffing about later (in spite of the fact that I have my PC backed up using the built-in Windows backup feature) I found myself having to setup up my user profile again. I should note that I stopped using Windows regularly in the XP time frame so I'm not particularly comfortable with it, but I keep this one system around to run games since gaming on macOS or Linux is for the youth who have not realized how precious their time is yet.

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September 09, 2020 @20:00

In a lot of places school has started back up and based on the amount of traffic I have seen people seem to think that things are returning to normal in spite of the fact that it absolutely has not. Record numbers of people are still out of work even if you ignore the number of people getting sick and dying from the pandemic.

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August 21, 2020 @20:28

There has been much written about the Epic / Apple / Google love triangle currently happening wherein Epic Games (a ~17.3 billion USD valued private company) has purposefully broken the terms of service of Apple (a 2.13 trillion USD valued public company) and Google (a subsidiary of a 1.07 trillion USD valued public company) to create cause to sue Apple and Google over the size of the cut they take under the guise of the app stores being anti-competitive.

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August 14, 2020 @21:59

I've had a UniFi USG-3 in the office for a while now, and I have had a few problems with it over the years. The most recent being a quirk of the configuration system that ham strings certificate authentication with intermediate CAs. You can read about my struggle a little bit in a previous post.

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July 12, 2020 @09:20

I recently found myself overcome by a brief spat of boredom. A general haze of nostalgia accompanied the boredom and it got me thinking of earlier days of the Internet. A number of mostly-forgotten fads came to mind, the web counter, the under construction gif, the best viewed with browser logo, and the venerable webcam. The webcam itself was an evolution of other, more pratical network connected cameras and they have continued to progress farther than I would have expected. A quick search of my archives revealed that I still had the very last frame captured from my webcam.

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July 06, 2020 @14:15

It has been a while since I wrote one of these. Honestly for a long time I didn't really have anything to add to my previous post. I still routinely watch the channels previously listed and still highly recommend them. The following are channels I have found since that I would add to the list, in no particular order.

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May 29, 2020 @15:19

I currently have a handful of containerized apps that I maintain in a shared repository and a few more that are in their own repositories. I wanted to be able to trigger builds of all my container projects from a single post-receive hook so I leaned on the work I did previously cleaning up my git hooks and created a script that will look in the root of the repository for a Dockerfile and if it finds one will launch a builder container using the same python script that I wrote about previously.

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April 30, 2020 @11:30

... or how I stopped worrying and learned to love Device Tree.

I have been looking around for a long time for a green CRT Wyse terminal to replace one I had many many years ago but got rid of in a move. I finally found a decent WY-60 on EBay so I picked that up at the end of last year. Now that I've had some time on my hands I set about getting it to do something useful.

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