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...
Best New Laptops 2022
Spoiler alert: I wish I knew which laptop would be the best for 2022. But what's wrong
with most reviews or recommendat...
Trust Supply Chain
Yet another post... `npm` with subverted code. Then google thought I cared about yet another distro release.
Then I sta...
Performance Testing BSD Linux
I did not start my day expecting to do some performance testing. Instead I started deploying
updated versions of SQLite...
Software development using the "Fast Fashion" model for rapid development and deploy ...  use tools and frameworks t...
This site is a convergence of thoughts. 1) systems are too complicated. For examples look at the size of the RUST-LANG ...
Complexity is nightmare. With over 35 years of experience writing in many different languages everything from firmare/B...
Facebook Reply Carefully
I'm not certain where to start this post. Partly because some of the details are old
and partly because I really do not...
Cult of Bitcoin
I'm not a fan of crypto currencies. The reason for my decision is that when I ask people who
are all-in "what is so gre...
Cake and Eat It
Crypto cash for the purpose of anonymity is such an oxymoron. If you want to be anonymous use
cash and live under a br...
Bitcoin What's Wrong With This Picture?
Actually there is plenty wrong with Bitcoin. To start; because there is an incentive to promoting
bitcoin as a cult it'...
I've watched a number of pro-Bitcoin videos in the last week or so. I have yet to figure out whether it's
Bitcoin Aint All That
I'm not saying that I'm smarter than the next guy although I've read enough technical specs
over the years to know when...
Bitcoin Stupidity Expands
In the article [LAMAR WILSON, FOUNDER OF BLACK BITCOIN BILLIONAIRE, DISCUSSES FREEDOM FROM CENSORSHIP](https://bitcoinm...
Trust Nothing Trust Everything
I'm staring at my console of a few terminal windows and a panel of my pop\_os package
installer... and my head is spinn...
Myth of 360 Video
I recently tried the Insta360 in order to video my kids' soccer and dance performances. In the end I had to return the ...
Are You Being Manipulated
This is just a quick, follow up, post to an imaginary post... In summary; watching the movie [The Paradigm of Money](ht...
Without any explanation I'm moving my development of one project from a previous install of ClearLinux to Pop!\_OS. I t...
It's All Under Control
> Do not panic?
I've written about bitcoin in the recent past and it's come up again. I know I do not like it for all
The 24k Hoax
This morning started off with a thanksgiving WTF and a holy shit and my head is still spinning. There is
so much wrong ...
Public Projects and Version Control
I'm about to start my first project for [Chicken Software](https://chicken.software)... The last thing
I want to do is ...
I was introduced to the idea of `cattle not pets` many years ago when [Rancher](https://rancher.com/) put the
Insta360 First Review
I've been practicing with my Insta360 trying to get efficient and ready for my first game.
I hate giving away the endin...
Hosting Your Own Web Services
The subtitle for this article should be "Hosting your own web Services: and the case for cloud services".
Wildcard Certificates or Not
I am ever grateful for `letsencrypt` and `acme` services. It has made my life so much simpler even though
I could pass ...
OpenBSD VPN DNS
In my lab I have two network segments. The first is dedicated to Wifi and the
second is wired. The Wifi network is for ...
OpenBSD 7.0 RaspberryPI Setup
I have an 8GB Raspberry Pi (model 4-ish). Granted I no longer like my rpi hardware... for the price they really cannnot...
If I Were Q
> If I were Q this is exactly how I would do it! -Jimmy Kimmel
Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Holds Gold Silver Bitcoin
As yesterday was "stress awareness day" and a hacker at some rightwing-nut publication sold my cell number
to some phis...
Follow the Money Bitcoin
I'm still pulling my bitcoin hair out. I think if people truly understood all the moving parts they
would stay the hell...
4G LTE 5G WTF
I life and work in a cellular blackhole and if it were not for WiFi-Calling I would be forced to use
smoke signls inste...
Things You Do Not Know About Crypto Currency but should
I'll admit it from the beginning that I have no proof I just know it to be true. (Thanks Bill Maher). Buying into BTC
OpenBSD Restarting Relayd
It seems really strange to me that I cannot find this post... So I had to write it myself.
> The "OpenBSD way" is read...
VPN or Bastion Host? That is the question.
I wanted to say something like "I'm not going to discuss my security" but then that would contradict the title of the p...
Principle of Least Privilege
I was reading a doc [Security in Chrome OS](https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/docs/+/HEAD/security/chromeos_...