Year: 2021

  • Some thoughts on Rust

    Some backstory I have needed a tool to manage my local Ubuntu and Debian mirrors. Aptly is probably the best tool available to do the job right now. However, none of the available tools are actually great. Most are in varying degrees of non-maintenance or throw out hordes of errors because they look for every […]

  • Hawaii – Going To

    I flew with family on Southwest. We took three flights. The first was from Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The airport actually is in Paradise, Nevada. Flight SWA1746 was 2 hours and 40 minutes long. The second was from McCarran to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose […]

  • Possible Factorio Gameplay Series.

    I am thinking about recording a series of gameplay videos of Factorio. It will probably be a modded series. Likely based around Krastorio 2. To save time will not restart my current play-through. Thus it will start halfway through.

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X120e – Windows 10 Pro

    First, a surprise. It actually works. I do not mean that it barely works. It runs reasonably well. As least as well as Xubuntu 21.04 did. It is still slow. The X120e has 4GB of DDR3 memory, and it has a dual-core 1.6GHz processor. It was never going to win any performance awards. Right now, […]

  • Update To Reasonable Options For Backing Up A NAS In 2021

    As I mentioned in the previous post, the options boiled down to tape or an external hard drive. I chose to use an external hard drive. So far, that option is working okay if I ignore the fourteen to fifteen-hour-long initial syncs of the drives. At a sustained write speed of one hundred and fifty-two […]

  • Current thoughts on PHP 8.0 and WordPress.

    Right now, I am testing this blog on PHP 8.0; So far, migration hasn’t been that big of a problem. Well, save some issues with passwords. I am not sure if the PHP native hash plugin, PHP 8.0, or a combination of the two is the issue. I have got it fixed, however. So far, […]

  • New Phone

    After four years of good service, the battery on my iPhone 8+ finally got to the point it needed replacing. After reviewing the options and expecting my new phone to survive for four more years. I decided to get the 256GB iPhone 12 Max. The bigger screen is excellent. However, it is taking some adjusting […]

  • Reasonable Options for Backing Up A NAS in 2021

    What are your reasonable options for backing up a 16TB NAS in 2021? External Hard Drive? Pros: Interface Portability. You do not need any new software or hardware. Ability to reuse older hardware: Assuming you have a used drive large enough to hold all your backups. Cons: Interface instability: USB3 drives especially are bad at […]