Bringing the cloud back home

Cloud computing is the way of the future, right? Well, yes, but it’s also expensive. $55/month expensive. That adds up year-after-year, so I decided to purchase a server I could get keep running here at the house to bring all my websites back home (literally) … being careful to stay within the confines of our… Continue reading Bringing the cloud back home

End of an era

I started a combined Masters/PhD program at the amazing UC Davis Department of Computer Science in the Fall of 1999. As a grad student, I not only had access to the lab computers, but also access to a folder named “public_html” in my user account which was configured to serve up a website under the… Continue reading End of an era

DNSmasq-uerading

ATT Fiber has been absolutely fantastic. Zero downtime for the first month and incredibly fast. One of the challenges is ATT is making money off of DNS errors. I don’t have a problem with that at all, but they have locked down their modem/router combo so that you cannot change the DNS server to force… Continue reading DNSmasq-uerading

Trouble in paradise

My migration to a new server for all the web-based projects I’m hosting has been going great … until now. This morning, I woke up and was working on my main computer when I noticed that my server wasn’t kicking up every few minutes to refresh the OSM planet database. I turned on the screen… Continue reading Trouble in paradise

Mybiketraffic.com

Well, it has been three years since I last wrote here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Quite to the contrary, shortly after my last post in 2018, I launched probably my most ambitious project yet: https://mybiketraffic.com At the same time, my long time friend, mentor, and colleague, Steve Donaldson, passed away and I… Continue reading Mybiketraffic.com

Windows subsystem for Linux

Well, haven’t we come a long way? It seems like Microsoft has always kept its eye on Linux – providing limited interoperability through it’s Hyper-V virtual machine system. But Microsoft has taken a few leaps forward with Linux in the past year or two. First, they introduced the Windows subsystem for Linux for the latest… Continue reading Windows subsystem for Linux