Author: Robert

  • Sometimes Storage Sucks

    The last few days have been frustrating. The good news is ZFS’s data protections actually works. A bit of backstory. I have a storage server for my home network. That storage server previously had 6 hard drives in it. I used ZFS with in stripe over mirrors configuration. With only 4 drives this is commonly […]

  • The Decline of the West: Book 1 – Chapter 1 – Section 2

    The means whereby to identify dead forms is Mathematical Law. The means whereby to understand living forms is Analogy. By these means we are enabled to distinguish polarity and periodicity in the world. It is, and has always been, a matter of knowledge that the expression-forms of world-history are limited in number, and that eras, […]

  • The Decline of the West: Book 1 – Chapter 1 – Section 1

    In this book is attempted for the first time the venture of predetermining history, of following the still untraveled stages in the destiny of our Culture, and specifically of the only Culture of out time and on our planet which is actually in the phase of fulfillment — the West-European-American. Hitherto the possibility of solving […]

  • New Year.

    It is now a new year. With that comes job changes and other changes. Right now I am working on a life insurance career. The job change is cutting into my time for blogging.

  • 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, […]