2022 July Assorted Links

July 15, 2022
Collecting, Assorted Links

Photo taken (of the home my Grandparents lived in for 70+ years) in July 2022 in Owosso Michigan with a Pixel. Culture # Found out about some wine documentaries when riding bicycles: Somm (2012) Somm: Into the Bottle (2015) Somm III (2018) Red Obsession (2013) Blood into Wine (2010) Tavour allows you to build out a custom box of craft beer and ship it to your home. However in Michigan this is currently impossible due to rough public policy. ...

The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

July 12, 2022

Author # Originally I’d found Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) from an interesting talk at The Long Now Foundation. His talk was engaging and it turns out that he’d fictionalized these concepts into a novel titled The Ministry of the Future. The Mars trilogy has been on my list for a while. The talk at Long Now highlighted a near future focus on impending/realistic problems that humanity faces, which drew me in to selecting a more recent text. ...

2022 May Assorted Links

June 3, 2022
Collecting, Assorted Links

Photo taken (Of Enoch the dog!) in May 2022 in Fulton Heights of Grand Rapids Michigan with a Pixel. Culture # Slack is something I’ve been looking to read more about, these two articles were interesting: My slack budget: 3 surprise problems per week Slack gives you space to notice/reflect on subtle things We saw a Sylvansport Go, seems like a great way to rapidly tent and keep yourself off the ground. ...

Tricky Firmware Slowness

May 4, 2022
Hardware, Providers

For a deployment recently we wanted to create an out-of-band circuit with a root bridge on a server that had the IPMI/BMC of several edge devices connected to it. There was a complexity in that one of the BMCs was remote and was being made accessible via a transparent bridge that had an arbitrary vlan tag set. Maybe its embarrassing to admit, but for these edge devices there was a need to be able to see both ssh (ipmitool) and http (graphical kvm), so these were exposed via wireguard. ...

2022 April Assorted Links

April 24, 2022
Collecting, Assorted Links

Photo taken (Of Enoch the dog!) in March 2022 in Fulton Heights of Grand Rapids Michigan with a Pixel. Culture # Brandon Sanderson did a crowd funding campaign for some previously un-announced novels in the Cosmere universe. Recently played Wingspan which has excellent game mechanics and a good deal of learning about birds! The same publisher has Scythe which is based on the works of Jakub Różalski. His alternative history dieselpunk steampunk mecha work is the basis for a crowd funded game called Iron Harvest. ...

The Cosmere by Brandon Sanderson

April 24, 2022

Author # Brandon Sanderson is a prolific writer and creator of worlds. His main works are the creation of the Cosmere universe. His other works include finishing the Wheel of Time series after the passing of Robert Jordan (The series is now an epic fantasy on Amazon Prime Video). His works are considered to be a part of Hard Fantasy largely because of Sanderson’s Laws of Magic. He, his wife, and a small team operate Dragonsteel Entertainment which seems to be highly engaging with the community. ...

Cleanup Binaries in Git History

April 8, 2022

It is considered bad etiquette to track binary objects without the use of LFS, this significantly impacts the performance of the repository for all participants. git Large File Storage replaces larger files with text pointers inside git while storing the actual files differently to prevent significant growth of the history. LFS was created by github, it is an open source project. There are other systems for handling large binary data with git, such as git-annex, but lfs has gained the most traction. ...

2022 March Assorted Links

March 29, 2022
Collecting, Assorted Links

Photo taken in March 2022 at Vintage Tube Services in Belding, Michigan with a Pixel. Culture # 100 years of whatever this will be with a thoughtful call for better regulatory foundations. With that last one being a bit heavy, Underrated reasons to be thankful is actually quite uplifting. An article on the phones of the Ukrainian President, which has all kinds of links to historical nation state networks. Was interesting to re-read about DSN and DRSN Maybe you should do less “work” (Hn discussion), which lead to reading about slack and expanding premium mediocrity. ...

Silverblue VFIO on X570+W6600+6800XT

November 16, 2021
AMD, Fedora

This post is essentially archiving the discussion here. I’ve been reading through other threads and attempting to get this working. My objectives are: Fedora Silverblue Host: W6600 connected to four displays via displayport Audio via USB DAC (no need for W6600 audio capabilities) Guest: 6800XT connected to single display via HDMI USB-C passed to guest, with USB-C based hub for keyboard+mouse+headset Mostly Linux guest, and mostly headless for vulkan accelerated containers Windows guest for some games This might be the first silverblue focused post on here? ...

UID(s), GID(s), and systemd

October 28, 2021
Systemd, Podman

Recently was fiddling more with systemd+podman deployments and was wondering why I didn’t get output when running journalctl --user. This had been bothering me for a long time. I’d open another shell up and watch the journal as root on a system when I was trying to debug a “daemonized rootless-as-non-root” deployment. The goal of putting all context for an application deployment into a user slice was mired with a need to watch the root journal… ...