Category: Personal

  • Contmeplating a new PC

    My current laptop is 9+ years old. It’s still going very strong (which is crazy), but every once in a while exhibits a potential issue (which I’ve been able to fully mitigate or correct so far). I’ve been researching, thinking and planning for what I’d replace it with for well over 6 months […]

  • Matrix, Dendrite and Element

    A more accurate headline would have been Matrix.org, Dendrite and Element.io. Even though I had intended to (and continue to intend to) blog regularly, for a number of reasons, I ended up not blogging in March at all. Don’t cry for me, it was a very good month in every other way, but […]

  • Converting Windows VM from VirtualBox to virt-manager

    This is going to be my typical long, rambling post. I might have a TL;DR section way at the bottom with bullet points that eventually worked for me, but who knows. If you don’t care about deep techie stuff, definitely just skip this post (trust me…). I recently blogged about VirtualBox and virt-manager […]

  • Welcome Me to Mastadon

    I mentioned in this post that my Twitter addiction had been broken. It still has. From the time of the great migration from Twitter to Mastodon, I had little interest in joining Mastodon. That’s ironic, because for many years, Mastodon has been on my to-do list of things to check out. My real […]

  • In Praise of the Intel Celeron N5105

    I mentioned a few times that I am in the midst of numerous technology projects. Many are interrelated and involve running virtual machines (VMs). In my post about Proxmox vs virt-manager I never mentioned the hardware that I’m currently using for some of these projects. In the past, 100% of my VM work […]

  • Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R19L Journey

    Two posts ago I mentioned that our goddaughter donated three older laptops for me to find good homes for. In that post, I had already found a good home for the better two of them (the very next day). The third laptop was the one in the title of this post, an Acer […]

  • Powerless Blessing

    We live in a development where all the houses have electricity delivered via underground lines. The entire neighborhood is fed by a single pole. If that pole goes out, every house is hit. Some of our neighbors have whole home generators, we do not. This past Saturday, at 4:58am, our power went out. […]

  • Twitter Addiction Broken

    I’ve been addicted to Twitter for nearly 16 years. I’ve been very happy about that addiction and have no regrets. It never interfered with my work (when I was working) and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it in retirement. I rarely (as in almost never) post/tweet (at least not in the last 10+ years, I […]

  • Uh oh, he’s back…

    As the kids say: “It’s been a minute…”. My first post was on Christmas Day, 2006. It was short and “hesitant”. My second post was almost a month later, even shorter, and contained a typo (which I never fixed). That same day, I made my first real post. It’s really long, meandering, and […]

  • Asus Wifi Router AiMesh Odyssey

    This post was rattling around in my head before the current stay-at-home situation arose. Somehow, it never found its way to my fingers, until now. This will be a typical techie post by me, in that it will be long, rambling/meandering, and likely bore the people who used to mostly read my music […]