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 [...]




Windows

Blackjack Game

An older, nontechnical friend asked me if there are any good Blackjack games without all the ads, microtransactions, and other modern weirdness. To that I said, yeah, let me find one for you. After many weeks of searching, I have given up. Everyone that I found had something in it that made it a deal-breaker. So I built one I found a [...]




Networking

WIFI Signal Degrades More Than You Think


Node-RED

Using Node-Red to send commands to Wifi LED Controllers