The title is admittedly a little click-baity, but I had to buy Bitcoin solely to convert it to Siacoin. Consider this post a precursor on my journey as I set up a decentralized cloud storage platform that uses a blockchain to facilitate payments. Keep reading →
I have always attempted, and mostly failed, to keep all my notes organized. The approach morphed over time and I eventually landed on Evernote. However, for numerous reasons, I decided to move away from Evernote and the journey began to find an open source alternative. I recently stumbled upon Joplin, but this project introduced it’s own challenges too. This post will discuss a lot of the background and theory and capture some of my dizzying thought process.
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I still tinker with my C.H.I.P. devices but not all that frequently. Certainly not frequently enough to keep an environment on my daily laptop updated and ready to flash firmware. So I created a container to house all those dependencies! Keep reading →
I have a lot to say about an outdoor wireless project I’m working on which dovetails into a lot of commentary about C.H.I.P. boards but I haven’t written all that yet. This post, instead, will focus on how I finally successfully flashed the firmware on a C.H.I.P. board from my Fedora laptop. Keep reading →
After installing Fedora 25, the NFS mounts in my
/etc/fstab were no longer working. I initially thought it was due to missing some dependency but the errors were vague and overall unhelpful. Turns out it is SELinux related.
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This might seem a little…redundant, but I wanted to be able to test some things on an installation mimicking a fresh installation on my laptop. So here are some notes on what I’ve done in order to get this going. Keep reading →
I have figured out how to how to automate Fedora install by kickstarting from netinstall image. But in order to do so, that kickstart file needs to be network accessible. I will use nginx (a popular web server…among other things) in a container to host this kickstart file on my network.
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Wow, that’s quite a title. But I was unable to find a lot of helpful information on the internet describing how to accomplish what I aim to do. I found a lot of hints and clues, but nothing that spelled it all out. This page will capture my experience. Keep reading →
There are probably thousands, if not more, articles on the internet about how to install an OS on your Raspberry Pi. This article will largely repeat a lot of those, but I wanted to capture what I needed to do. Keep reading →
I’ve been using a Home Theater Personal Computer for quite a while now. It is in a hopeless plight to remove my (and my wife’s) dependence on the heartless cable companies. To this day we still have a cable bill which is the costliest of our monthly bills, but I continue to fight the good fight. I was excited to read about SlingTV for streaming sports, but was too choppy to provide a good experience. There are a lot of factors which could have effected this and I will probably revisit that solution in the future. But recently I’ve read about a way to watch “live” TV streaming through my existing media server. Keep reading →