5 Linux Terminal Applications You Need
This is a short post.... after watching several youtube videos with the same subject and scoffing
at each of them I was...
Lumafusion for Android
I've forgotten what classification of software Lumafusion is but it's on the Final Cut shelf.
It was first released on...
It's been a long time since I've posted anything. While I've had some personal success just nothing worth posting.
Consultants by Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was [talking](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c4CNB80SRc) at MIT and was asking the audience where they cam...
7 Sins of Software Development
It has been so long since my last post that I forgot how to create a post. Phew. With that resolved
this post is kinda ...
GoPro Hero 11 Review
Quick review of the Hero 11 as a sideline action camera
I record my kids both on the soccer field and on stage.. I li...
Vultr OpenBSD Mount Block Storage
[Vultr](https://vultr.com) has one of the better OpenBSD installations that I've seen and offers a level if trust I can...
EV and the Environment
I don't know jack on this subject but I was able to confirm that there is a CO2 cost per Kwh. Interestingly
Android Ssh Clients
It's Thursday and I'm working remotely. I have my Lenovo Duet 5 with the latest ChromeOS update that included Android 1...
Make M3u Playlist
There may be plenty of documentation out there for generating M3U files. The challenge is finding the authority. In
I'm not sure what to say about text editors these days. I happen to be looking at the JOE editor only to see the varian...
OpenBSD Chroot Is Boss
Some months ago I found a post describing how the OpenBSD beople prefer to use chroot. It's easy enough
to script, and ...
Rust to Riches
I got hooked on `Car Masters: Rust to Riches`. The basic idea is that this shop of 3 poly-discipline mechanics, 1 owner...
OpenBSD on Beelink GTR6
I'm not sure what I had in mind... I have a four GMKtec mini PCs with an Intel N5105 CPU and 8GB ram. They work fine fo...
HP Devone Reinstall
I have not posted in a long while; just not feeling it. But here's a collection of thoughts about Linux and the HP devo...
Release Often Sucks
Back in the day, `Release Often` was a contract between the developer and the individual/single customer. Today it mean...
Patching or Fresh Install
There really is something to be said about...
- immutable operating systems. I really liked CoreOS until RedHat bought...
Chatgpt Does What
I'm tired of ChatGPT. No amount of "chat" is going to replace written formal design specs. And to be more precise
Roblox: a Parents Guide
This topic and the stark reality of internet security and protection for your/our children is a HUGE topic.
At the hear...
Too Many Computers
This past week has been a computer nightmare... or at least a struggle. PopOS dropped
a huge release and after installi...
LCX or Docker
I'm a bit of a techno snob. I have my opinions and I like them for the most part. Sometimes I get my gears all wired up...
Android Productivity Mode
Android "productivity mode"... to quote Monty Python "I don't think you know the meaning of the word". It's great that ...
ARM Future Past
I watched a [documentary](https://youtu.be/t59EtDxpYmM) about the ARM chip. It was very enlitening. Frankly I
Losing Faith in OpenBSD
I have a pretty sweet OpenBSD setup. The computer (intel NUC - i5, 32GB ram and ~300GB SSD, dual 34in monitors) is not
Firefox or Chrome
In conclusion I have no idea which is better or worse. For the most part they both do their job
and they both seem to s...
Down to the Wire
Now that my [hpdevone](https://hpdevone.com) and all of the ChromeBooks work just fine with my external USB monitors
Are You a 10x Programmer?
I've written about this in the past... I believe I was a 10x programmer but that was in the days before
being a 10x pro...
hpdevone Displayport Not Working
The hpdevone is a pop\_os installed laptop from Hewlett Packard. There really isn't anything special about the laptop
Back and Better Than Before
Last year my development system was 2 different computers. One as a terminal that I would then
`ssh` (proxy) into a sec...
More OpenBSD Development
I'm not a Chrome v Firefox person but I know it's a thing. I use Chrome because I'm only tellong one vendor about
Computer Price Calculator
What is a `computer price calculator`?
As most of my readers know I'm a proponent of simple and reproducable installat...
OpenBSD Nodejs Gulp
Gulp is a template compiler written using the nodeja framework and seems to have some Python2 dependencies. Whether it'...
Lenovo Ideapad3 Openbsd - No Good
I tried to install OpenBSD 7.2 on my Lenovo Ideapad 3. The install was finished in under 10 minutes.
Previous installs ...
Too Many Logitech Dongles
Somewhere there is a pile of my left socks. Some commedian did a bit about the pile of lost laundry.
Well I have accumu...
Tablets Are Still Toys
Android and iOS tablets are still toys compaired to modern operating systems solutions. I suppose
Android and iOS are m...
How Much Are You Giving Away
It's long since understood that...
- the internet is not free
- that gmail is not free
- that aol is not free
- that f...
Back in round 2 of my pursuit of an undergraduate degree at FAU in Boca Raton FL... I
worked in one of the school's com...
Another Piece of Junk
Dear System76 / Pop\_OS developers,
It's really great that you want to do some really cool stuff with the desktop and ...
Amdgpu Memory Pin Fail Desktop Crash Hang Sucks
I have been getting this stupid error for about 6 months. I have no idea when it was introduced or by who and in
OpenBSD Desktop Needs to Be Easier
It's the end of a weekend from hell. I've been posting about crappy systems and it's just not getting any better.
ChromeOS Duet Fails
Let me start out by saying that I really wanted this to work. But the reality is that it does not.
I have a Lenovo Due...
Worth Saying Again and Again
Sitting at a starbucks trying to get some basic work and surfing done things went upside down when my
Lenovo C13 Yoga ...
Did Steve Jobs Get It Right?
A recent post was talking about Apple adding touch displays to it's laptops and how Steve Jobs was
strongly opposed to ...
What a Mess!
It's a quiet Sunday morning and everyone is sleeping and I've been up for an hour or so. Watching some EU soccer
on TV ...
Amazon FireOS VPN
FireOS is the preferred OS for the Amazon Fire. It's probably the basis for any number of IoT devices at Amazon
Android SSH Client
The first problem is that Android does not supply an SSH client application like the one that is included
in ChromeOS. ...
Lenovo Duet; Which One
I think there have been three Lenovo Duets.
- Duet 3
- Duet 5
There might have been two "Duet 3" models or if ...
New Lab Secure Webapp
In the last few days I have been playing with my chicken coop trying to make it more secure and faster/easier to
ChromeOS Flex is a great idea that needs more support and effort. It's clear that Google wants to
make money one way o...
Google ChromeOS Devices
It's not the first time Google has cancelled or EOL (end of live) a ChromeOS device. But I was surprised to hear
2023 will be here in just two short days and my mind is wandering around things related to LetsEncrypt
and it's been a ...
Where Is My Dumb Terminal
What a pain in the ass! Sitting at the kitchen counter trying to get some basic work done I
popped open my ChromeOS (Le...
Pen Stylus Crayon
I watch my kids use their iPad and Apple Pencil with envy. The tools they use and the skills they've
developed are envi...
> not all android tables are the same
I'm struggling to find a place to start. My technology stack has been one terrib...
VPN by Any Other Name
It's still Monday and I'm still complaining about OpenVPN. First of all
I'm not sure it supports SplitDNS on Android an...
Cyber Monday Fail
WTF and `holy crap` this has been a very rocky tech month and so much has gone so very wrong.
Some months ago I decide...
> Ad blockers suck.
I wish I could better explain the problem but they are unreliable. They create chaos when combinin...
Tablets Tablets Tablets
I was not in the room so I have no idea what the real sales figures are for ChromeOS devices...
but from all the talkin...
Release Often Revelation
The good and bad of `release often` could be no more evident than this week. Also
there is something wrong with the Lin...
Should I Trust System76 - Pop OS
Sh\*t Sh\*t Sh\*t -- After a very long weekend of following my daughter around
the soccer fields ... I have returned ho...
Why I Hate MOST Linux Distros
Waking up at 4am for the 3rd night in a row I was created with the youtube video with the same title.
Unfortunately I c...
Upgrade OpenBSD 7.2
I used to name my OpenBSD machines with the OS version number but after a few version upgrades I'd los...
Need More Power
Brown out in the lab caused chaos. More important than the dial tone is reliable power.
Our systems are not resiliant e...
Camping gear is so subjective because it depends what the "mission" is. Are you
camping with the family, stealth campin...
Recent Linux Desktop Hangs
\#tsdr; short don't read
My Pop\_OS desktop hung yesterday. It's the second time this month. It's impossible to know w...
Bare Metal Warning
HA HA HA. I've been talking about Bare Metal vs containers and virtualization for a while... again.
I still do not have...
Log v Print; Stdout Stderr
`print` is typically just outputting a string to the console. In most cases this is StdOut aka the console. The informa...
Rust v Go
This post started as a `rust v go` rant but then it became something else. The whole
point of high level languages is t...
Spell Checking and Privacy
Is there such a thing as privacy these days?
> Privacy is dead
Last week my kid's teacher asked us to install a spell...
Rewrite in Rust, Really?
NO, no, no. Actually Maybe.
> rewrite for speed, no
This particular incentive, has been around for years. People used...
Why Ksh Instead of Bash
IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, DevOps, SRE .... oh my.
The world of system development etc is under a new paradigm shift. Of course...
Some smarty pants out there was talking about Jackery batteries. The kind that you might use with
solar cells either ca...
Minis Forum B550 Review
Once I placed the order for the machine I tried to stop it. Partly because the delivery time bothered me
but mostly bec...
Bare Metal or Virtualization
Both Lawrence Systems and Level1Linux popped on my youtube feed this morning. If there was a reason
then only google kn...
OpenBSD Lenovo Ideapad 3
This is normal stuff... I might have missed some steps but it's pretty simple. Read the man pages.
Simple Fossil SCM
The [fossil-scm](https://fossil-scm.org/) is both simple and complicated at the same time. By itself
it is a very good ...
New Chicken Coop
My new chicken coop is....
- Four GMKtec NucBox5 (Intel N5105)
- One MinisForum Elitemini B550 (Ryzen 7 5700G)
Updating My Chicken Coop
I like having a single piece of massive hardware whether it's a Corvette or a 256 core Ampere arm processor.
But I also...
Buying a New Car
Maybe this post should have been titled "The Pricing/value proposition of a new car". A few weeks ago
my wife and I tes...
The day after this experience I watched a [YT video on gas](https://youtu.be/fD169YXFVdg) (auto fuel). Essentially the
Android 13 Landed Review
Android 13 landed last night as a security release... it was a painful 90 minute install and reboot. And in the end
Having built my own orchistration system that saved my employer many millions annually I find myself
returning to scene...
Text Edit or IDE
This morning I went down a rabbit hole looking for a new editor. What I continue to experience
is the conflict between ...
Processing CSV Files
Processing CSV files whether they are actually comma or tab separated is a pain in the ass.
The problem is that any jac...
I might be slow to the table but this morning while I was reasoning through nested VMs (linux-\>openbsd-\>openbsd)
Walmart SQL Test
I started to deep dive into the nuance of the queries and realized that was the wrong path. As an
interview question t...
LXC Containers Review
If you've used or are proficient with Docker, Rkt containers or even virtual machine with some
basic automation or orch...
A New Case for ChromeOS
As an independent "international" contractor I migrated to Mac because `vault` would encrypt the HDD so that my custome...
The Case for OpenBSD
I have my dual monitor Pop\_OS(linux) standing desk in front of my and I'm looking at my current system usage.
The Devil You Know; a Case for ChromeOS
## The Problem
"we" the naive computing public whether we're talking about smartphones, laptops, ChromeBooks, Servers,...
New Sign-in on Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
July 20 I placed an order on Amazon for anew Amazon Fire 7 tablet.
> "New sign-in on Amazon Fire 7 Tablet"
July 21, b...
Google Going Crazy
Google seems to be taking a page from the Apple/Steve Jobs playbook. Make a desireable
product. Charge a lot for it. Ma...
Read to Me Kindle
Sitting on the couch with absolutely no interest in walking over to the desk I wanted to
review my Kindle book purchas...
Another Day in Programming Languages
This bast weekend I completed yet another rant on programming languages and my chicken dsl
approach to programming. Thi...
Chicken Lang: a Clarification
Over the last few years I have been writing about cattle, pets and now chickens. At one point
in time chickens and cows...
The Not So Obvious Case Against Go
This is my opinion after 35 years as an applications and systems programmer.
The GNU team continues to complain that m...
Alternative to Go Rust etc?
Are there any reasonable alternatives to go and rust? I know of only one. Borland Turbo Pascal.
Do not confuse Turbo Pa...
Is It Time to Dump Google Products?
I really do not want to start with a history lesson but my thesis suggests that while google
is not supposed to be doin...
Webassembly or Chicken?
The formal description of [WebAssembly](https://webassembly.org/) can be found on it's website. But for my
Top 10 Weirdest Programming Languages in Use in 2022
Somehow google know what I'm thinking and from time to time they hit the nail on the head.
This afternoon [this](https:...