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 [...]


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 [...]


Compressing epub in Linux CLI

Most epub files are not saved to have small filesizes because they expect you to download them once to a device. However, if you use something like calibre-web which stream the file to readers every time you open the epub reader, you will wish they used better compression. So epubs are actually just zip files with html text formatting [...]

Mac OS

Apple iBook

I have fond memories in middle school getting to use these laptop on mobile computer lab carts. These brightly colored laptops were such a change of pace from the blocky grey or black windows laptops. Apple iBook G3 Clamshell M2453 I have the first edition of the colored iBook Model M2453, released on July 21, 1999. Maxed out the memory, [...]


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 [...]


WIFI Signal Degrades More Than You Think


Using Node-Red to send commands to Wifi LED Controllers