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ikeacluster turns 10

I think the actual birthday is in a few weeks but I’ll forget by then. I started building ikeacluster in 2012 as a home lab project, I wanted something nearly silent, low wattage, and real hardware. Motherboards and hard drives have come and gone, and had one switch die. I don’t tinker with it as […]

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Apple and eGPU adventures

TL;DR Apple + eGPU + 27″ Thunderbolt display probably needs a dummy HDMI dongle in the GPU and performance sucks. Early in the pandemic I got hooked on Minecraft. My daily driver is a MacBook laptop which doesn’t have a lot of graphical horsepower for fancy shaders. A friend suggested using an eGPU, so I […]

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Neighborhood back to normal

Admittedly it’s been a few months since I’ve taken a walk around the neighborhood, but I noticed for the first time people around here don’t go out of their way to avoid each other on the sidewalk. Ever since covid started people on their daily walks would brutally social distance outside, either darting off into […]

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Down 25 pounds

Last summer after peak covid, I ballooned up to 224 pounds. I saw a photo of me at a cookout and I had a definite belly which really motivated me to do something. It was starting to affect my sleep as I’d have to start rolling over to sleep on my sides, because laying on […]

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Weird recurring dreams

Dreams are weird and so personal that they’re useless to try to describe to somebody else. I seem to have three recurring dreams that happen occasionally and they’re kind of fascinating to me. One is where I imagine my iPhone bending and breaking up. Like it starts off as a couple of hairline cracks through […]

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Booster blowup

Finally got around to getting my covid booster. Holy crap, the side effects were even worse than the 2nd dose. Hours of chills and shaking, inability to sleep, then a fever all day where I soaked anything I was wearing or laying on, then body aches and stomach cramps. Today I feel like I got […]

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TL;DR it’s SHA1 with no newline We wanted to create off-line templates for our Netgear SmartManaged switches (which runs a blatant IOS CLI ripoff), but needed a way to generate the encrypted password hash from a given plaintext password: username test password test -to- username test password encrypted a94a8fe5ccb19ba61c4c0873d391e987982fbbd3 For the life of me I […]

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Fully vaccinated

Got both doses of the tracking chips in and my 5G coverage is increasing! (I forget how this is supposed to work, do the tracking chips provide 5G and GPS, or do the 5G towers attract bats that infect people with covid? or do the 5G towers cause covid and the vaccination will kill my […]

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2021 coming in hot

Welp, it didn’t take long for 2021 to get crazy Jan 3 Washington Post has audio of Trump pressuring GA to find votes Jan 4 UK declines to extradite Assange to the US Jan 5 Dr. Dre in ICU due to brain aneurysm Jan 6 Protestors storm the US Capitol, Senate chambers and offices Jan […]

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Working in a Ubuntu world now, I really miss the Anaconda installer that CentOS/Fedora used. Every time I find myself having a problem with the d-iĀ installer when doing network PXE installs, I find myself grepping and tracing through the source code. While doing a Ubuntu 18 network install with a preseed file (all of which […]

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