COVID Sucks

That is all. Ok.  Maybe a bit more. I wasn't really feeling hot on Thursday, but, after the persistence of a few folks, I went and got a COVID-19 test on Friday. Welp.  Of course it was positive.  Because, why not, right? This new variant really fucking sucks.  I've been…

My thoughts on Tony Hsieh

If you haven't heard, Tony Hsieh [https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tony-hsieh-zappos-luminary-revolutionized-045239863.html] tragically passed away from a house fire this holiday.  I met Tony in 2011 at the Zappos Holiday party where one of my former coworkers from Eucalyptus invited me to the Holiday Party as his +1.  Tony…

iStatMenus, or, lessons in leaving autoupdate turned off

I've been a fond user of iStatMenus for a long time – I've been using them on my macbooks for at least 3 years;  I generally keep autoupdate turned on for my applications on my mac – just do it automatically, I'll deal with the config changes later.  I do this because…

Let's keep your boxes updated!

I have a few different P25 capturing stations across the country.  My main one is in Cincinnati [https://cvgscan.iwdo.xyz], however, I also have stations capturing and parsing data in Miami and Austin. These machines were running on a Ubuntu 18.10 (cosmic) build.  No big deal – cosmic is…

My only political post this year

> "It's obvious that none of you have ever ran a business.  Trump understands what it's like to be a business owner." – one of my friends, talking about how he's voting for Trump in 2016. I just voted absentee this year for Ohio.  Suffice to say, it was basically up-and-down the…

In light of the recent events...

The America I believe in, and have known for most of my life,  is founded on the essential principal that all men and women were born free and equal, and should be treated with respect and dignity.  The constitution gives us the right to peacefully assemble and the freedom of…

TaskWarrior, TimeWarrior, and stup

I am a huge fan of CLI's and ncurses based formats.  It just reminds me of the days of computing yore where men were men and wrote their own damn device drivers. Now that I've got that bit of gatekeeping out of the way, I use taskwarrior [https://taskwarrior.org/…

Rest in peace, Starbuck. You will be missed.

I'm really struggling right now – between the countless nights we spent at the hive, to the time where we almost got arrested in Kenwood, to the stag campsite at Burning Man, you were someone who always lived his own way. Propane powered drums that shoot fireballs when actuated?  Yup, you…

The world of music/IEM's

The pair of UE 5's that I've had for about 13 years died, and honestly, I didn't really feel like sending them back to get repaired.  Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of Ultimate Ears after Jerry Harvey left, so, I went back to do my research. (With many, many…

Building an AMI for OSSIM

Wanting to find a good SIEM that is relatively inexpensive, I started looking at the various options that are out there, and ended up falling in love with OSSIM. ...then, I discovered that AT&T bought the company up. ...and basically eliminated their EC2 offerings. Not to be completely disappointed,…