Apples and Oranges

In this day and age of high-speed, low-drag technology, there seems to be a notion that wars can be fought without the collateral, non-combatant casualties that happen. Americans have forgotten that our armed forces have one basic mission: to kill people. That can be prettied up any number of ways, but the basic mission of […]

An Open Letter to President-elect Donald Trump

Mr. Trump, Well, sir, here’s your opportunity. The “whiny millennials,” who are legitimately frightened for themselves, their families, and the friends in their extended families are calling for leadership with their protests. Now, you probably know this already, but it’s not just millennials that you’re hearing from right now, it’s Americans from all over the […]


I am not who I want to be is better I am so many things bad and good but mostly just me so many thoughts right and wrong so many impulses (un)controlled cowardly weak afraid liberal conservative conservative liberal privaliged token I am (not) alone in a world filled with hate and discontent

Server Upgrade: OS, Virtualbox, and MineOS

Warning: if you’re not into computers, or get annoyed by amateurs who are, you might want to skip this post! The new server is up and running with everything that used to run on the Raspberry Pi.  My original philosophy for the unit as a whole was to run a very basic Ubuntu server install […]

Yet more technology

So. I bought a server. Wait: is too much. Let me sum up. Son got daughter and me playing Minecraft. Son wanted a server of his own to play on. Dad: “No problem.” Server 1 was a virtual machine on my desktop. Server 2 was an old Dell tower Server 3 is a Dell Poweredge […]

So many projects, so little time…

Just that. I hope this post finds everyone well. I just realized that I have three posts started, another two in the planning stages, and several other projects happening at once. When did this happen? Stay tuned for more on the Raspberry Pi changeover, a potential Minecraft server for my son, shaving related posts and, […]

And We’re Back!!!

Sorry for the downtime folks!  Various software packages on the server stopped playing with each other nicely. Order has been restored and a future post will detail what’s playing with what on what… Echo4Golf, Clear.

I likes me the Pi!

A couple of years ago I purchased a little Raspberry Pi computer with the intention of setting up some simple network based storage for our household network.  I got it running, added Samba, and then kind of forgot about it.  It wound up unplugged in a drawer when I needed to reclaim my external drive for […]