Servers

RAID or ZFS Storage Guide

It’s 2022 and you want to set up some local large disk storage. What should you use? I recommend using ZFS as a good general-purpose storage solution and I want to cover what it does well and what it doesn’t do great at. I’ve been running a small ZFS pool for a few years now and while I seen some issues, still recommend [...]




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 you do and [...]


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 [...]



Networking

WIFI Signal Degrades More Than You Think


Node-RED

Using Node-Red to send commands to Wifi LED Controllers