Technology

Acronym Lookup

I run across lots of weird acronyms and try to add to this list so future people searching for these will not waste so much time to get these. Meijer / Walmart / CVS HBCOTC = Health & Beauty Care – Over the Counter Biotech PCR = Polymerase chain reaction qPCR = quantitative PCR or real-time PCR that uses fluorescent [...]


Technology

Tech Burnout

The dreaded b-word. In today’s fast-paced world, it can sometimes feel inevitable. But is it really? Anyone can burn out — it’s not how many hours you work or the number of jobs, but if you are actually enjoying how you spend your day. Burnout occurs when there is a difference between what you tell yourself [...]



Linux

Compressing epub in Linux CLI

Many epub files are not saved in optimized sizes because the intended path is that you download them once to a device. However, if you use something like calibre-web and stream the file to readers every time you open the epub reader, you might wish some better compression was used. epubs are actually just zip files, with some very [...]



Linux

Improving 10G Performance

When you first make the jump from 1G Ethernet to 10G you will be both impressed with the speed jump and also a bit disappointed that you can’t actually send a full DVD (8GB) in a second. Bottlenecks To get better 10G speed will require resolving many input/output bottlenecks on your network ranging from your disk drives being able [...]



Networking

WIFI Signal Degrades More Than You Think


Node-RED

Using Node-Red to send commands to Wifi LED Controllers