What Im up to lately...
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Wednesday Nov. 7th 2021
Over the last couple weeks, Ive slimmed down my focus with what i am working on. Im focusing on 3 things... Loving my wife, doing simple tasks that will improve the property, and Ive been taking everything Ive learned in my years of building Linux systems, and Ive been applying it to an installation of OpenBSD. All of these things are connected somehow. A refining process. For years I would build Linux installations, then destroy them, and repeat the process. I came up with methods to speed up the process, and limit the risk of loss. With this OpenBSD installation, all of those years of experimenting is coming together. But this time, it feels like Im building something to last. Im working on building simple streaming functionality using just shell scripts. I think its time to start sharing some things Ive learned. In computing, and in life...
Monday Oct. 11 2021
I hit my data cap early this month. Off Grid internet can be limiting. I remembered the unused Ting SIM in the drawer, got it set up in minutes.
I spent the better part of a day trying to get tethering set up on an old Google Nexus 5 with Lineage OS. When it started looking like I might have to compile a new kernel, I off-handedly stuck the SIM card into an older Net Gear mobile hot-spot. Poof. Full operation.
Wednesday Oct. 6th 2021
I went for a walk today gathering natural colors from my environment to use in web and art design.
Walked to the end of the lane with my wife and the pups. Beautiful fall evening, beautiful conversation.
My wife is flying out early to head to the South to spend a few days with some friends. Ill enjoy the time alone, but will of course miss her.
I'm working on finishing the outdoor bathtub. I'm thinking of building a fire chamber beneath it, and running a chimney up and out the back, like the design of the wood fired pottery kilns in Japan.
The Autumn leaves are starting to drift downward, and French Press coffee is really good in the fall.
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