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New CoreDNS Docker Image

Mar. 8, 2017

Today I finally finished my first Docker image: silasb/coredns the cooresponding Git repo is here.

$ docker pull silasb/coredns
$ docker run --name dns -d -p 53:53/udp -p 53:53 silasb/coredns
$ dig @ +short

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Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Dec. 30, 2016

As an engineer and a new puppy owner, it's been more difficult to get meals prepared. Whether the it's giving enough attention to Morty or answering Slack messages there's always a distraction. Slow cooking has been a great way for me to get a delicious...

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Uses 2016

Dec. 10, 2016

My portable computer is late 2013 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina, but it's mostly a web browsing machine as I do most my development on my local server. This machine is connected to a Dell SP2309W, which has an amazing screen resolution of 2048x1152. It...

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Homebrew Disabling Auto-updating

Nov. 28, 2016

Homebrew is awesome, but one thing that bugs me is the fact that it updates the Homebrew repo every day, but also anytime it detects a change to the Homebrew directory.

This is nice if you are manually updating tap directory and want to disable Homebrew...

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Converting WK-2402 To Modern Electronics

Sep. 3, 2016

I've been looking for a new RC remote to control my RCs for a while. I wanted something customizable, but yet something cheap. The DEVO7 is what everyone recommends, but then I'll need to modify it to allow me to control the nRF24 models. The other...

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Bootstrapping Go on Debian

Aug. 27, 2016

9/7/2016 - Updated document to describe updating versions.

Go 1.7 came out about 1 week ago. I've always built my Go via source and here is the process that I use on a fresh system:

First my OS:

cat /etc/*-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux...

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Logging PFSense metrics to InfluxDB

Jun. 14, 2016

I recently upgraded to PFSense 2.3.1 and one of the things that I missed was the old RRD graphs. The replacement is called Monitoring, which does a pretty good job, but I think we can do better. Our solution will be installing telegraf on the PFSense...

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Cross-Platform Screenshot Tool

Jun. 5, 2016

Recently been looking for a new tool to help take screenshots and share them with others. I've been a big fan of Grabbox but wanted something cross-platform. Today I finally found that solution. Screencloud is an awesome solution that allows me to...

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Apr. 10, 2016

Simple tool to push up the current directory to to host a static webpage. Nice for one-off things.


Will need to mess with this more.

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Web Based Business Intelligence Programs

Apr. 8, 2016

At my previous company we were looking for an open source Web Based Business Intelligence program that integrated with our datastore (MySQL). One night I poured through a bunch of different solutions and came up with a list of full solutions to partial...

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