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:...
Billion Dollar Code
Reacting to the movie "Billion Dollar Code" It would be great if there was a way to
convert (export/import) all my wor...
Google Says Ansible
I'm not sure what to think about google. As every day passes and we hear about some new
thing that are proposing or doi...
Why Are Chromebooks the Killer App
I've said some of this before... back in the day rank and file, managers and sales people alike used to say:
> nobody ...
Blockchain Is Not Decentralized
I have been saying that BlockChain is not decenralized for years. I feel vindicated that
the [pentagon agrees](https://...
The Next Operating System
Sitting on the couch this morning with just a few sips of my morning brew left
I read the headline "Why Ubuntu Isn't a ...
HP Dev One - Part 4
I just discovered a very cool new feature in my HP Dev One. Not only does it charge
from the traditoinal wall wart but ...
Why do modern, cool-guy, programmers like standing desks? I just purchased my first
standing desk after decades of usi...
HP Dev One - Part 3
When I purchase my HP Dev One I remembered seeing a note that the RAM was user upgradable to 64GB. NICE!
So when I ord...
Scanning though one of my google feeds I started to complain... and so I'm going to complain:
It sucks that ...
HP Dev One - Part 2
My 64GB DDR4 RAM upgrade arrived and I started to take the HP Dev One apart to
perform the upgrade. I got the back over...
HP Dev One - Part 1
Strange that HP said that the HP Dev One was a pre-order. It arrived today.
Stranger still was the release of a similar...
Pop(OS) Goes the Weasel
> Yada yada yada blah blah blah
I'm not sure where this all started... OK, OpenBSD sucks. Really OpenBSD is not
F*ck OpenBSD; OpenBSD Sucks
There is an annual traditional youtube video titled something like 'Linux Sucks'.
The author rants for about 45 minutes...
ESXi Ransomeware Oh My
There are many reasons to like VMware. But now that it's a target it's time to move on again.
It's as simple as this.....
Why Is My NUC Fan Creaming
My Intel NUC has been running OpenBSD for about a year and recently I upgraded it to OpenBSD 7.1.
> in-place upgrade o...
Executive Summary: Operating Systems
I hate reading "It's been a while since my last post" but it has been a while since my last post...
I have a new piece...
Google Fi Sucks
I really wanted Google Fi to succeed but unfortunately, in South Florida, it sucks. The real issue
is that T-Mobile doe...
Golang Release Generics
Golang release 1.18 is out now with some interesting enhancements. Since this is a point
release it's supposed to be co...
New Computer Costs
I struggle with the cost of a new computer. There is no doubt that the idea of making an iPad
or Android tablet a works...
Why is it that the pro-crypto news is always published though the main crypto echochamber
but that the crypto criticism...
I cut my teeth on Slackware Linux. I remember installing it on my Sony Vaio pocket in the 90s.
And then having envy of ...
In 25 years I've had many different cellphones and smartphones. When I purchased my
first iPhone I was all-in with the ...
Streaming Operating Systems Suck
From the devops story folder...
> streaming operating systems suck
This month I had a number of very challenging prod...
Cattle, Chicken, Goats, Pigs, Not Pets
There is something to be said about and for "not pets". In today's tech world it evolves as
the tools change. _To be cl...
Blockchain Now What?
Either you've ... purchased a commercial, opensource, or free blockchain solution
or implemented a custom blockchain so...
What Is Blockchain Good For
Watching a well produced [blockchain video](https://youtu.be/8Ee_OhLKv6E) I still say bullsh\*t. This is all
Streaming OS Bad
My introduction to streaming OS was CoreOS. I'm not quite certain why they call it a `streaming
OS` when there is no ac...
I'm still trying to keep my head clear of crypto currency as an apocalypse safety net and in turn
trying to stay away f...
OMG Openbsd Is My Bitcoin
Here I am in yet another sleep deprived morning. I'm still thinking about crypto currencies,
giftcards, banks, acquirin...
Piss, Vinegar and OpenBSD
I'm opinionated and some mornings I wake up and I just want a good argument. Maybe that's
why Theo D' Radt of OpenBSD d...