Shake your bootie

I’m a fan of musical mashups, which often have clever superpositions of melody and counterpoint in them. Or just be catchy. Or good to sing/dance/drive to. The ‘Best of Bootie‘ annual is a great place to go, with free downloads of singles and full mixes. The 2018 disc just dropped and I’m enjoying it now. […]

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Three good things

I had a good Christmas and wanted to share! First off, a Kickstarter that delivered on time, a really good Raspberry Pi case, the Argon ONE: Here’s the back, showing the magnetic GPIO cover and rearranged port layout. Simple, clean and elegant. You can get one via their Kickstarter page. It adds a shutdown/reboot circuit, […]

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Power

I like having ways to see and measure things. Here is my server build: Here is a simple AC wattmeter showing its consumption: And here’s the system in infrared showing hot spots: Measure and don’t just guess. More on low power Linux to follow;).

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An unusual strap

Bought this ages ago but finally tried it. The stiffness works well with the large Seiko and it’s quite comfortable, which was a nice surprise. Find it on Amazon. 13 bucks.

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Hardware for gigabit

As part of my series of posts on gigabit Internet connections I had a friend ask about hardware, which is currently spread across multiple posts. Here’s what I’m running with a bit of details for each item. I’ll go from the outermost layer inwards. Guidelines and goals All equipment must be low power. No cooling fans. Reliability […]

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A good argument for fast Internet…

The latest batch of Mac and iOS updates came out this week, and at 1 to 4GB per device, they will load your internet: xcode alone is a staggering 3.76GB… damn. The two meters are iStatMenus and PeakHour, both paid and both worth your money. You’re seeing the difference in time durations, so PeakHour is showing 64.5MB/sec and iStatMenus […]

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