As I have gotten older, the projects, side projects, and explorations have piled up beyond measure. Dabbles and notes within text files fell to the wayside as devices aged to retirement, content dutifully carried forward and forgotten. Information is no longer the currency of the modern age; inundated with information, and the tools by which […]Read More Transcription
There are a few different Ubuntu — FileZilla (recommended & included), command line ftp (ok), and ncftp/lftp. It’s worth having both ncftp and lftp around…but in general, I have found lftp more handy when it comes to NAS interactions.Read More Dump NAS Directory Tree To File
Once nice thing about Apple products is they work the way you think they should, and…you’re done. Linux is free, and has gotten a lot better–but it doesn’t always work the way it should. Every now and then, it has these…things…that make it really hard to recommend to novice users. Activating SSH services is one […]Read More Ubuntu – Activate SSH Server
NodeJS to record terminal output as a gif? Woah…genius!Read More TTY to GIF
Oddly enough–or maybe not–Ubuntu doesn’t come pre-installed w/abcde (a better cd encoder), my favorite method to rip & encode music from a cd to my hard drive for discless playback. That’s cray cray!Read More Ubuntu CD to FLAC
What I find amazing about computers is how simple, and similar, they all are. Yet, when we buy them wrapped in plastic shells and are told “Don’t touch that”, they quickly becomes kin to magical artifacts. How do they work? Why do they work? If it breaks, what do we do? Computer stores seem to […]Read More Power On, Computer
Computers are everywhere–in our phones, watches, stoves, washing machines, thermostats and door bells; each seems different, and yet they are all roughly the same. That is the good news–although computers are complex, if you take the time to understand one computer, you can understand each computer form. I am pained when I hear “I don’t […]Read More What is a computer?
Now that I have a “fresh” and mostly empty MacBook Pro (MBP) running OSX Sierra, I am super curious to see how storage changes with time. To understand that story, I’ll need to take a baseline measure now, while the system is relatively fresh, and compare later, assuming things degrade. As I continue to use, […]Read More OSX Fresh Install – Storage Analysis