Last month I caught an Atomic Pi, a $35 Intel Atom based single board computer. I hadn't paid attention to their kickstarter ("$72,000+ pledged of $3,500 goal"), I had seen the Hackaday coverage... Which is quite negative about the limited …

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Debian 10 on Ryzen 3 3200G and ASUS TUF gaming B450-plus

Now I've got the BIOS SNAFU straightened out on this motherboard, my goals changed. It's keeping the Ryzen 3 3200G CPU and becoming a Debian Linux desktop machine for Rhe.

I'm going to try to live blog, sortof, the setup process whereby …

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Lighting up the ASUS TUF gaming X570-plus

This ASUS TUF gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) (wow thats a name) is a more featured motherboard than the ASUS TUF gaming B450-PLUS; which is fair considering it costs $70 more.

In my first evaluation the PCIE 4 was the big feature difference, and …

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acrylic case

All my hardware was delivered, so I gleefully set about building up the new system to start playing with it... I figured go ahead and put it in the case from the start because surely there'd be no downside to that, right …

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Looking at new computer hardware, the i7 2600k in use now is showing its age. There's those that say its a reasonable CPU still; and for what it is, that's true.

With the new AMD stuff and the new PCIE v4 boards …

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YOU MUST GRAB: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4292 and/or https://www.adafruit.com/product/4295 ; 1gb and 2gb Raspberry Pi 4 at Adafruit, 1 per customer and grab them while they last. Get the Power supply, fan, and anything else …

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Macro photo graphy

Pretty plant porn corn

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Previously: Fileserver, Router, Beginning

The most important and almost constant use of the LAN here is streaming video or music files to the Raspberry Pis that drive the TVs. Over the years I've gone through various hacks driving TVs direct from my …

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Previously: Router, Beginning

Myra was designed to run my games, including ludicrous stuff involving VM's and 6TB on 8 spindles with areas for having max bandwidth and others low latency...

"It's complicated, k? Don't touch the rabbits foot on disk 3.*

Suffice …

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Previously: Beginning

My Cracktop's routing, firewall, and monitoring facilities were the BOMB for say 2008 but I haven't needed or actually used any of that since then. (and rarely before, if your computer behaved weird in a motel i was at... sorry …

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Our home network here has been, as many are, accumulated gradually over the years rather than designed. There wasn't as much actual thought applied to it as I would have liked in the first place, and a decade of expedient fixes, neglect …

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Unicorn Hork

Get it from github

The pelican theme used on this site has a number of features I wanted but didn't see in the pelican-themes repo. With gratitude to all those whose examples helped me realize my vision, I'm publishing my theme to …

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I want a full copy of all the pelican plugins and themes, which is actually difficult to acquire with git. 1 After some fruitless hours attempting several things i found on the net, I figured out a method that works:

Once you've …

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Because $REASONS, i wanted to try compiling Kodi on a Raspberry Pi running the Raspibian distribution. I took notes on it and did succeed; but do not yet have the hardware acceleration I need. I'll chase it further some other time and …

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Rhe asked if I could come up with a way to make time lapse videos of her building a model on the desk. We could do that with a real camera on a tripod taking timed exposures, but the lack of immediate …

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