New Tagline

Today I picked a new tagline for my site, referencing “an appreciation for simplicity”. I think one of my main attractions to the Unix philosophy is a fundamental simplicity…which may sound strange for those that are just coming into Unix/Linux for the first time, and perhaps have not had a lot of exposure to the command line. By providing a toolbox of single purpose commands that each to their singular tasks well, an administrator can put those together to fit the perfect solution.

Blog Migration Complete

My blog migration is finally complete! The technology stack I’m using is an exciting progression of the theme of the last few technology stacks I’ve used. I’ve always attempted to stick with formats that would be good long-term archives of my data. The stack should be open, with the ability to easily move hosting providers or even core parts of the stack. The newest platform stack that I’m using: The core of the site is kept as markdown, but I’m now using the Hugo static site generator.

Embedded Equipment Extravaganza!

As part of a recent vacation, I decided to finally go through my collection of embedded devices, and get them all up and running! I figure this will provide a nice repository of available devices for any upcoming electronics projects. With a new child on the way, I’ll certainly have less time to devote to these projects, but it still makes a great hobby. [Take a look at my embedded page]({{ “/info/embedded.

Moving To "Let's Encrypt" TLS Certificate

As a fan of the EFF, and security in general, I was pretty excited to hear about the Let’s Encrypt project. Let’s Encrypt is a project sponsored by EFF, University of Michigan, Mozilla, Cisco and Akamai to provide free, signed TLS certificates. While I’ve used StartSSL in the past for free certificates, I’ve found their process a bit cumbersome (although in all fairness, they have done a ton of redesign this year).

Chromebook Mysterious Reboot

A few months ago I noticed a weird issue on the Chromebook where it would reboot hard if I performed a dd operation to write a Linux distro out to USB. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. Browsing around the crouton source code for an unrelated project, I came across this section of code that explains the issue. The Chromebook OS has the hunk_task_panic timer set for 2 minutes.
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