Post History

March 28, 2023
I just can’t resist tinkering. I’ve pushed out a change that does the following: Kills off an infinite loop bug that occurred if RabbitMQ lost the connection. Enables scrolling long messages.
March 27, 2023
I’ve long held a certain fascination with old-technology displays. There’s just something special about them. Notable on the list is the 14-segment alphanumeric variety. These displays are very similar to the ubiquitous 7-segment …
March 23, 2023
So many people on the internet seem to have unlimited time on their hands to accompany their unending abilities. They get involved in all sorts of projects, all of which seem to succeed – or at least make a splash.
March 20, 2023
My Terraforming efforts continue in my homelab, but Terraform alone isn’t enough. Some of my services require ongoing management, and I want to capture that configuration as code to make it reproducible when needed. Puppet is …
March 17, 2023
As a member of the unemployed set, I have a fair bit of time on my hands. For a while I was doing little else than sitting around and reading; burnout is a horrible thing.
March 13, 2023
Earlier today I was working on a new post – and yes, I’m actually writing new content, and not just about Hugo! But that’s not the point. The point is, I came across an annoyance, and managed to also find a …
March 11, 2023
When we think of a blog, we typically think of the content – but in practice, we also have to worry about the taxonomies. Tags and Categories, oh my! These are hard enough to manage with a live system like WordPress; how do we do …
March 9, 2023
While Hugo is overall quite excellent, it does have a few warts, and one in particular was a problem for this site. Sometimes I write fairly long articles, and they don’t really lend themselves well to being a single huge …
March 7, 2023
So I have to admit, four years is far too long between meaningful posts (I don’t count my nearly wordless mid-pandemic rant two years ago). Why have I been so quiet, you ask? Well, that’s complicated, and frankly, not at all …
January 1, 2021
It’s been a bad year. All I have to say is this: Good Riddance!
April 11, 2019
I’m currently in the process of modernizing my home lab environment. I decided to go with Terraform, and the first step was getting to where I can spin up a new host in my vsphere cluster just by adding a few lines in terraform. …
April 6, 2019
I’m currently planning the installation of a structured wiring cabinet, and came across things I didn’t know – like the fact that keystone fiber jacks can be made from a variety of materials. This apparently matters.