A Large Properly Formatted Data File

Linux Hypervisor

Introduction The hypervisor is the secret sauce to running virtual machines. If you’ve ever created an EC2 instance or a Droplet, you’ve leveraged the fruits of a hypervisor. I’ve been wanting to learn about this part of the cloud stack for a while and I finally have a project that enables me to do so. I have some pretty large servers where can take advantage of virtualization to horizontally leverage all of their available resources.

Fermented Hot Sauce

I got a pretty nice flush of chilies with the garden this year. As they all ripen in a few waves, I need to figure out something to do with two waves of perfect chilies. They taste great on their own but as I’m the only one in the house with a sufficiently deadened tongue, I need to preserve them. Pat recommended a fermented hot sauce and that sounds right up my alley.

Arch Upgrade Postgres

I upgraded Postgres on my Arch box accidentally. Unfortunately it was a major version so I can’t get any of that data. You could do a downgrade if your package cache is intact. sudo pacman -U file:///var/cache/pacman/pkg/postgresql-13.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst; sudo pacman -U file:///var/cache/pacman/pkg/postgresql-libs-13.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst; But you’ll run in to library issues because you’re on a rolling release and old versions are for chumps. × postgresql.service - PostgreSQL database server Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/postgresql.service; enabled; preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2022-07-14 19:29:36 MST; 1h 33min ago Main PID: 2564 (code=exited, status=127) CPU: 95ms Jul 14 19:29:36 tinman systemd[1]: Starting PostgreSQL database server.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This was a wonderful experiment for the 113°F Phoenix summer. My FiL got an automated garden for Christmas and has been growing mint like crazy. He warned me about it taking over my raised planter and I dismissed that because I love mint. Naturally, it took over half of it and had to be dealt with. I harvested half of it which yielded 250g of mint leaves. In retrospect, I could easily have doubled the mint quantity in this recipe.

Vi Daily Driver

Motivation It would be really cool to have Neovim work like Foam and get away from VSCode. I was partially inspired by Cool desktops don’t change 😎. The article worried me about the collapse of Atom and what that might mean for VSCode. Caveats I used Neovim and it is aliased to vi on my system. I’m not confusing the various projects (Neovim, Vim, vi, ed). vi is just very satisfying to type.

Pilot Butte

I was looking on the map for something to do and I found a fucking Golden Spiral in the middle of the city. Done deal. Let’s walk there. Pilot Butte I like the look of the track generated for walking up Pilot Butte. It’s an old Cinder Cone and it is like a perfect pimple. There are trails that take a more direct path up, but the road follows the satisfying curve you see in the track.

Streaming File Uploads to HDFS

I couldn’t find a good source for this information in one place, that’s a dead giveaway that I should be writing an article. Some meta discussion, it looks like I’ve been away a while and that’s because I’ve been working on a organizing my cookbook. I used to just post recipes here (in the ‘before times’) but I’ve found that I hate using a digital device when I need to reference a recipe in the heat of the moment.

Beef Stew

This is just a classic. I would hesitate to call this a recipe and really more of a ‘method’. This is really about getting as much beef in your mouth as you can and extending that experience with potatoes and carrots. Ingredient Quantity Butter 4 Tablespoons Beef, Chuck 4lbs whole Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon, For Dusting Onion, White 1 Large Celery 3 Large Stalks Garlic 1 Head, All Cloves Carrots 2 Large Carrots 3 Large Little Potatoes 20 Small Bay Leaves 4 Fresh Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Thyme Lots of sprigs Chipotle Chiles 2 Tomato Paste 2 Tablespoons Bone Broth 1 Quart Wine 1 Cup Fire Roasted Canned Diced Tomatoes 2 14oz Cans Instant Pot 1 Procedure Firstly, let your beef come to room temperature.

Installing Arch on Older Hardware

First post of the New Year. Still got it in January. I moved States, bought a house, got a dog. So blogging has not been at the top of the list. Now that I emptied my storage unit, I found my old buddy Tinman. He’s a Core i7 ‘server’ with two GTX 480’s and 2TB of space. He’s old, but sturdy. He deserves a place of glory. And and Arch installation.