Category Archives: Tech Bits

RAID, LVM, Gaggle Of Disks…

What to do when you need a single giant disk? Glueing together a gaggle of disks to look like one big disk. Continue reading

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YouTube Links vs Embeds vs WordPress Automunge

Some bits of quoting magic as it relates to YouTube video and embed vs link text, with URLs hrefs and html as supporting actors. Continue reading

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My, What Big Datasets You Have, Grandma NASA

Golly, what big Files you have, NOAA… and how many of them… Seems there is a “SuperGHCNd” set of data showed up on the ftp download server. About 8+ TB worth… Continue reading

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For deep security, use ARM, avoid Intel & AMD processors

For about a decade now, Intel chips have had a ‘computer in your processor’ subject to exploit and where you can to audit nor control the programs running on it. A great place for a Government to insert spyware, don’t you think? That’s why I am building with ARM chips. Continue reading

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Scraping NOAA and CDIAC

A reminder and script for how to scrape various web sites for temperature data, publications, etc. etc. Continue reading

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Odroid-C2 Performance and Order

A brief look at high performance computing evaluation methods, and how they apply to some dinky nano-pi or micro sized boards, plus why I bought an Odroid-C2 for the next addition to the stack… Continue reading

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DietPi – a Small Pi Linux

A brief review of first impressions of the DietPi flavor of Linux Continue reading

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