06
July
2019

Printing Advice of Laser printers and more

Here’s some retro advice that Mark reminded me about. It’s been tempting to get a cheap inkjet like the OfficeJet from Costco. But most of the time it doesn’t make sense. First the cost of consumables is outrageous. It’s a razor blade business. You can try to use off brand or refilled ink cartridges but […]

06
July
2019

Ugh pairing Garmins are too hard!

If you are a most cyclists, I’d really suggest sticking with Wahoo bike computers. Garmin are nice hardware but just too complicated to have it pair it. The biggest reason still to get one is because their Radar is just really cool and important if there is lots of traffic. That being said if you […]

05
July
2019

Update: Staying Private no the Internet

Well it’s gotten way more complicated, but here’s the 2019 update on what to do. Now this won’t for everything and it will break some sites, but some good recommendations (with notes on issues) are: Cloak your DNS. Believe it or not ISPs do track what requests you are making. This is pretty simple thing […]

02
July
2019

Road trip model x estimate right, model 3 way off

Ok just did the first part of a trip. We were off because of the rain by a little bit the model 3 was way off. The 265wh/ mi was way off as an estimate. We got that on the mainly flat super highway but with more load it was wrong and rain and then […]

01
July
2019

What are the Differences Between Arc’teryx Jackets?

These are awesome jackets but the codes are bizarre. They have literally a n x m matrix of names. But here is what I’ve learned. They have product likes like Alpha and then a two character designation like these for hard shells: SL for super light. FL for fast and light. I don’t know what […]

30
June
2019

Managing Python installations for reproducibility

Wow this is a complicated topic, but learning from Sam, one of the unsung cores to good software development is reproducibility. On any machine, you should be able to run and not have dependencies in software get you. But, there is a cost to full reproducibility. At the limit having to set up an entire […]

29
June
2019

Bluehost do not delete domain addon if you have mail

Oh be careful, in the course of getting things right, I unassigned a domain. If you do this and your domain has email accounts, then all those account disappear from cpanel. You can get them back, phew, just by assigning again, but don’t be confused.

29
June
2019

Credit cards for new graduates and college students

Having a long credit history is super important for things like mortgages. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to get started. Here are some tips, assuming that you are a responsible person and will not go crazy, this is just for building credit, not for actually using them. For College There are two cards that […]

29
June
2019

Hiking socks

Well it’s time of year. Also know as the REI 4th of July sale for the get ready for the heart of summer sales. If you are in the market, there are quite a few consumable to get. As usual Outdoor Gearlabs is a great source. For true hiking socks, the Darn Tough Hiker Full […]

28
June
2019

Argh backup batteries do eventually fail

Ok, so I’ve had a UPS on my main computer and also for the network box and the burglar alarm. We also have a smaller backup battery set for the alarm itself. But as with all things, they do seem to give out. It really does want make me want to just get a PowerWall […]

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