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  • Field Day is a go

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  • The Cheap Machete Problem

    This weekend, I was finally clearing out the bit of walk between my pole barn and the hill behind it. Erosion has been filling it in, making it hard to get back there with any sort of push mower. Vines and brush have been filling in around it. I did what I could with the …

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  • Meeting Minutes and SHORTS updated

    After much delay, all of the recent meeting minutes and SHORTS Newsletters have been added to the website.   SHORTS Newsletter: https://www.bcars.org/shorts/ Meeting Minutes: https://www.bcars.org/meetings/ Related

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  • All The Changes

    tl;dr Here’s a quick summary of changes that have taken place: A new site Nifty Noodle People has been launched BCARS has been moved from mezzanine to wordpress and re-organized A new community forum site has been launched: https://community.yourtech.us/ Comments for BCARS and YourTech use the community site now. YourTech.us and YourTech Community now live …

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  • Down 6 pounds

    At the beginning of this month, I said enough is enough and I forced myself back onto the slow carb diet. Slow carb is really another fancy name for low carbs, but it makes a distinction between complex and simple carbs. You also get a cheat day. Rule 1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates Rule 2: Eat …

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  • Offline Social Networking

    A few days ago, I read a blog post by André Staltz about “AN OFF-GRID SOCIAL NETWORK“. I immediately intrigued and I’ll tell you why. Amateur Radio. The bulk of all amateur radio traffic takes place as either phone (voice) or CW (morse code). Textual communication is only a portion of the traffic. I have …

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  • documenting my homelab with openDCIM

    Background I’ve been wanting to document my home and homelab network for a while now. I used to keep some individual files around with a list of ip addresses and networks, and I used to have a yaml file with the network laid out. But a lot of it was out of date and any …

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  • Welcome to 2017

    This year, I have made a few new resolutions. One of them is to write more blog posts. This post is the first step towards that. Rather than just naming off a few common resolutions, I spent a couple days working through the exercises in Alex Vermeer’s 8,760 Hours: How to get the most out …

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  • Worst Practice Lab VM Automation

    Worst Practice Lab VM Automation I’ve started the process of switching my lab over from unmanaged to ansible. I’ve used Puppet and Salt quite extensively through work, but after a handful of false starts with the lab, I think ansible is the way to go.g his is a series of what many (including myself) would …

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  • Ceph getting acquainted

    The two key components: Ceph OSDs: A Ceph OSD Daemon (Ceph OSD) stores data, handles data replication, recovery, backfilling, rebalancing, and provides some monitoring information to Ceph Monitors by checking other Ceph OSD Daemons for a heartbeat. A Ceph Storage Cluster requires at least two Ceph OSD Daemons to achieve an active + clean state …

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