Richard Bucker

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May 24, 2019
minimalist water I have too much junk. I mean I have too many things that I'll just never use again or maybe for the first time. Granted...
May 23, 2019
Lightest tarp tent possible I constantly refer to <i style="font-weight: bold;">super ultralight (SUL)</i>&nbsp;as the race to the most expensive g...
May 21, 2019
container root account misconfigurations I did not read the article titled "Root account misconfigurations found in 20% of top 1,000 Docker containers | ZDNet" ...
May 20, 2019
tarp setup - are linelocks necessary I like tarp camping for a lot of reasons and while I've hiked only a few hundred miles total it's still something I asp...
May 20, 2019
One Stop Shopping As I was tripping over my abundance of day packs and being frustrated that my new sleeping pad did not fit in my day pa...
May 18, 2019
words are important Ever since Trump uttered his first words he has been a liar and ever since he took office people have been trying to te...
May 17, 2019
and the dish ran away with the spoon The only time I ever liked a spork was when I was in high school. When I was deciding on my first utensil I decided to ...
May 17, 2019
Reading List MOVED <div>Many of these are dead tree books that I still possess. &nbsp;The rest have been recycled and some are now digital...
May 17, 2019
pfSense vs OPNsense: a professional viewpoint I've read the articles and I've listened to the executives and while the origin story suggests that there are more alik...
May 17, 2019
disturbing quote of the day Kubernetes seems to be taking the intellectual lead as devs and managers search for the latest buzz word soup to sell t...
May 15, 2019
I see the light Do you prefer rechargeable or one-time use batteries when hiking?<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;...
May 15, 2019
hiking gear reviews It's interesting to see the before and after gear reviews; especially when you watch the actual hikers struggle in the ...
May 13, 2019
Day Packs I have a number of packs that the industry refers to as <i style="font-weight: bold;">Day Packs</i>. These are seemingl...
May 11, 2019
protect your food My hiking as been limited to the Florida trails close to my home.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;...
May 10, 2019
PWA - google said what? I/O 2019 is going on or maybe has just closed and so the content is starting to popup on my google cards. PWA? <u>Progr...
May 2, 2019
penetration testing I want to make sure my home network is secure from both the outside in and the inside out. Are there any trustworthy to...
May 1, 2019
Kubernetes vx Docker (FAIL) <span style="background-color: white; color: #0a0a0a; font-family: Roboto, Noto, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-spa...
Apr 30, 2019
The best and worst programming languages of 2019 Every few days there is a post on my Google stream that says "best programming languages for 2019"..."worst...", "top 1...
Apr 26, 2019
Blankets Do you really need a sleeping bag when you are hiking or camping in Florida? That's a tougher question than you would t...
Apr 22, 2019
Advice for new car purchase... If you're having trouble with a new car sale and you happen to get to the GM and he or she makes a statement like....<b...
Apr 12, 2019
ATT good news bad news It seems that it is well documented that ATT has managed to screw up their Pace Pic model 5268AC with the firmware vers...
Apr 2, 2019
Edgerouter IPSec Split Tunneling <b><u>Background</u></b><br /><br />You have a sever/network behind a Ubiquiti Edgerouter configured to be an IPSec ser...
Apr 1, 2019
Ubiquiti Edgerouter or Netgate pfSense The average home user should just use the ISPs defacto services. The price is typically reasonable including warranty a...
Mar 31, 2019
networking note Running public servers in the home network is a pain in the ass. One thing for certain is that it's best to use a comme...
Mar 25, 2019
Skype still sucks I'm just not sure if Microsoft is doing this because they want to compete with ChromsOS. Frankly I'm trying to push my ...
Mar 22, 2019
Ubiquiti <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A few days ago I was gonna wr...
Mar 22, 2019
Netgear Prosafe where art thou <blockquote class="tr_bq">"<span style="background-color: white; color: #7d706c; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-se...
Mar 21, 2019
ATT 1Gbps says what? I'm a professional programmer so I need a little more from my Internet connection than the average user. The average us...
Mar 19, 2019
ESXi to rule them all QUESTION: Should there be a ESXi or ESXi-type layer between your installed OS(s) and the hardware? The reason for the q...
Mar 16, 2019
grrr hotspots I'm trying to get some work done with my hotspot but I also connected my kids iPads and they could easily use all of th...
Mar 15, 2019
golang and fossil Here I am tethered to my phone because my ISP has failed. The challenge I face is that all of my development hardware i...
Mar 14, 2019
TPLink - TL-SG108E My GS108E and mt SG108E are unreliable as bandwidth goes. At one time I was able to get 1Gbps but then I replaced some ...
Mar 11, 2019
speedtest Someone needs to explain performance robbing components in the home network! What is particularly strange is that there...
Feb 28, 2019
In a Box Assembling a s*** ton of applications from any number of 3td party vendors into a single domain under&nbsp; single sign...
Feb 22, 2019
Klymit blanket or Sea to Summit Reactor Fleece Liner It's an interesting choice because each has it's PROs and CONs.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; t...
Feb 20, 2019
Who's watching? This week it was reported that @Google had manufactured a microphone in their @Nest alarm system without saying anythin...
Feb 19, 2019
big 3 under 5 pounds <span style="background-color: white; color: #0a0a0a; font-family: Roboto, Noto, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-spa...
Feb 15, 2019
STS hammock day 2 - where did the water come from A few weeks ago I got out of my hammock and there was a pool of water under the inflatable pad and I had no idea what t...
Feb 14, 2019
STS Hammock Tarp The <i>Sea To Summit - 5 sided hammock tarp</i> has an 11' ridgeline. The shape of the tarp provides maximum wind prote...
Feb 14, 2019
s-biner fail This was never meant for holding a ridgeline<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"...
Feb 14, 2019
Yama Mountain Flat Tarp I ordered or rather I changed my order to an 8.5'x8.5' flat tarp. I never measured it until today and while I'd need to...
Feb 13, 2019
embrace the suck -- Florida rain It was pouring this morning! What sucked is that the rain changed directions (not visible in the video)<br /><br /><div...
Feb 10, 2019
poncho tarp To deploy a poncho tarp without a second piece of rain gear means you have to be committed to getting wet or rain is no...
Feb 8, 2019
drink up Hikers and <i>gram counters</i> swear by Smartwater bottles. I don't think they are completely wrong because there is s...
Feb 8, 2019
what's in your ... backpack? I'm going lighter and lighter... not by spending gobs of money just making different choices; partly based on the notio...
Feb 4, 2019
hammock sadness I did not get to hike this weekend but I did lighten my pack for next time.&nbsp; But now I have to choose my hammock:<...
Feb 1, 2019
umbrellas <i>Homemade Wunderlust</i> made the recommendation that an umbrella is or can be an important piece of kit. The idea be...
Feb 1, 2019
Black tarp I thought a black tarp was going to be a good idea when it's rainy season. This way the tarp had a better chance of dry...
Jan 31, 2019
Hummingbird hammocks Light and strong but plenty to complain about.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center...
Jan 30, 2019
so long and thanks for the fish Google is shutting down Google+ but as I see it there is so much wrong with what google is up to that I've stopped cari...
Jan 30, 2019
Let there be light <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I want to call these my EDC but I'm not sure. On the one ...
Jan 29, 2019
Sea To Summit Stuff Sacks What is with all those stuff sacks? Is this just their product packaging or is there some intent that we carry these ra...
Jan 29, 2019
Sea To Summit Gear Sling This is how you need to respond when you're tired of dumping your pillow on the ground:<br /><br /><div class="separato...
Jan 28, 2019
Oh my VMware For nearly two days my VMware host was pegged at 20% CPU and as a result the machine's fan kept running. On the one-han...
Jan 28, 2019
when it rains It has been raining for nearly 2 days and nights and the backyard is swamped and the grass and sod gets squishy and mud...
Jan 28, 2019
Umbrella Homemade Wunderlust makes a great point that warrants repeating and expanding. No need spending or holding out for one ...
Jan 26, 2019
things they never tell you about hammocking When it's cold and rainy climbing into a hammock is like trying to right a canoe in the ocean. So let's run this by the...
Jan 25, 2019
hammock insulation I do not care to argue the merit or folly of the underquilt but it does suggest to me that you have to fill the volume ...
Jan 25, 2019
Hammocking and Pillows I'm getting comfortable with hammocking. Now that I have constructed a hammock stand in my backyard it's a snap to setu...
Jan 22, 2019
google is losing it's grip For years I have been drinking from the google cool-aid machine but lately things have been going south. Systems, Servi...
Jan 21, 2019
Poncho Tarp in bad weather Let's face it if you are hiking in bad weather and you've already accepted the fact that hiking means discomfort then u...
Jan 16, 2019
One person's bivy I have 5 YouTube tabs open to SungPak Stratosphere Bivy demos. Faving watched the first video I have bivy envy. It only...
Jan 16, 2019
more quick packs This G4Free pack has a frame and a bottom pocket/entry for quick access to your sleeping bag and a hidden pack cover co...
Jan 15, 2019
quick packs I posted about my Klymit Dash packs and then quickly threw them in the trash before I had a chance to think twice. I wo...
Jan 15, 2019
Klymit Dash 18 and 30 Being a UL hiker (SUL is stupid expensive) I tend to use smaller packs. I also tend to use fewer pockets because what I...
Jan 12, 2019
Bluetooth competition I do not particularly like Bluetooth but it is the current standard for personal area networking (PAN). It's a problem,...
Jan 6, 2019
ASUS ZenScreen Brilliant I bought an ASUS ZenScreen for my mobile computing kit. I had intended for it to connect to my Google Pixel Slate but t...
Jan 2, 2019
bloatware on google pixel slate For some crazy reason Infinite Painter was auto installed on my new Pixel Slate. According to the splash screen I get 7...
Dec 30, 2018
Heavenly Lake Tahoe is a ripoff Heavenly Lake Tahoe is a ripoff. $80 for a gondola, $39 for tubing, $28 for roller coaster or $48 for all day.<br /><br...
Dec 30, 2018
smart watch? I'm thinking about buying a smartwatch for hiking... as I do not like wearing watches otherwise. The interesting thing ...
Dec 30, 2018
deleting NBC on Amazon Fire I'm deleting NBC for Amazon Fire because even though they inject commercials which I cannot bypass or skip they give me...
Dec 29, 2018
Google pixel slate I still think the platform rocks but the mere mention of dual booting with Windows makes me cringe. But still while the...
Dec 26, 2018
do what you are comfortable with I get the strange feeling that the UL and SUL community is into pack shaming. But why? Or really? Trying to discover th...
Dec 26, 2018
Car buying season begins - short The lease on both cars is about 4 months away and so the search continues... Yesterday we drove a Maxda CX-9.&nbsp; Maz...
Dec 24, 2018
ChromeOS or Android ChromeOS is not Android and to get the exact definition of what they do and how they were you might need to be an exper...
Dec 21, 2018
Customer Support Disasters Converting you phone to use Google Fi takes just a few minutes. They have great software for porting your phone number....
Dec 20, 2018
Are you at risk? Watching a video about keto and carnivore diets the presenter made several claims. The first was that statins might not...
Dec 19, 2018
How smart is that phone really? I'm configuring my Android phone and for the first time in a long time it's asking me for all sorts of config questions...
Dec 19, 2018
Rick Case VM <div style="background-color: white; color: #1d2129; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin...
Dec 19, 2018
Not all Google Pixel laptops are the same Last night Seth Myers told a joke about Apple producing a car... Paraphrased:<blockquote class="tr_bq">Buying a car fro...
Dec 17, 2018
Android development There are a few models for Android development... traditional PC or Mac development computers with emulated targets, US...
Dec 16, 2018
Google Pixel Slate - day 1 review It's still not a great day for my Google Pixel Slate. The starting point should be a better understanding about the har...
Dec 16, 2018
installing atom editor on ChromeOS Linux It's simple and easy once you have a ChromeOS Linux prompt.<br /><br />First launch your browser and download the atom ...
Dec 16, 2018
Flutter development on Pixel Slate - part 2 I just read a reddit post. Seems like the author got it to work.&nbsp; His position was that he had to be in DEV mode. ...
Dec 16, 2018
Flutter Development with Google Pixel Slate This is the first post on the subject as I work my way through installation, setup, and first project. The first thing ...
Dec 16, 2018
ChromeOS no QOS I just powerwashed my Google Pixel Slate because it was in developer mode and I'm not convinced that it's required for ...
Dec 15, 2018
Stallman - Libre For some reason this is the season of Stallman. Richard Stallman seems to be making the media rounds. He likes to talk ...
Dec 15, 2018
Everything but the bagel - Seasong Amazon Prime is not the bargain that we all think.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: ce...
Dec 15, 2018
Google Fi is out and T-Mobile is in <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BDBFdz0kXZM/XBUS6_e...
Dec 14, 2018
does Linux really suck because of containers? <span style="background-color: white; color: #0a0a0a; font-family: &quot;roboto&quot; , &quot;noto&quot; , sans-serif; ...
Dec 14, 2018
where did netflix go? I just received a new Google Slate and while I previously believed that all I needed was a username and password to syn...
Dec 14, 2018
Linux Sucks This guy does this "Linux Sucks" presentation year after year... last year was supposed to be the last... and he lied.&...
Dec 13, 2018
software lab - in a box - update FreeNAS 11.2.0 is a mess. They are moving the UI from a legacy based on Django to whatever new framework they selected....
Dec 13, 2018
Fad alert - bulletproof coffee or butter coffee I have a sample pack of this stuff called <b><i>know brainer</i></b>. I've tried the 3 coffee and 1 hot chocolate flavo...
Dec 12, 2018
software lab in a box - step 1 I've been fumbling around with chickens and eggs to figure out how to deploy a good software development lab and produc...
Dec 12, 2018
KISS your cellphone <div class=" data-block="true" data-editor="b2etr" data-offset-key="b184d-0-0" style="background-color: white; color: #...
Dec 11, 2018
Apple is going to lose There was a time I was a contrarian because I hated Microsoft as they were the 600 pound gorilla in the zoo. Granted th...
Dec 7, 2018
Marriott hack What does the Marriott hack mean to you? Most people probably do not care but if you have a business that depends on va...
Dec 6, 2018
Makin' Koffee There is something gratifying about boiling water with a camp stove, watching the flames, and then stirring in the coff...
Dec 6, 2018
google calendar birthdays One thing I like about Google Calendar is that it displays birthdays from your contacts, however, one thing I hate abou...