Importing Old DV tapes

COVID lock-down has driven me to start importing old DV tapes. The computer I am using for that is my old jobber. It has Firewire built into the motherboard. Once I get all of the tapes imported, I am going to rebuild this box as an OPNsense router.… Read the rest

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The Tale of the Two NAS Boxes

Wow, what a run this was! I got tired of waiting for the WD MyBook or whatever it was called to be back in stock, so I started looking for better solutions. OpenMediaVault was not really getting things done for me.… Read the rest

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Pretty Frank Activated Charcoal Seaside Deodorant, Update

I think we have a winner here. It is about a week and a half after I started using the new deodorant and I am seeing (smelling) (not smelling?) positive results.

First, it has a much creamier texture than the magnesium had.… Read the rest

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Pretty Frank Deodorant Update

It is that time again. Not every post here is about computer parts or star pictures. We tend towards the biological from time to time, too.

It has been 150 days since I received my jar of Pretty Frank Unscented Magnesium Natural Deodorant.… Read the rest

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The Cold Moon – Last Full Moon of 2020 (Dec 29)

With the last full moon of 2020 approaching, I had the thought that I would give astrophotography with the Astronomers Without Borders OneSky telescope another go. I re-read the first, I don’t know, 20 pages of the world-famous forum thread for this mighty, little scope at Cloudy Nights.… Read the rest

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OneDrive on Linux, Revisited

You may recall that I managed to get OneDrive running on my main Pi with the goal of uninstalling the OneDrive client from the Windows machines and just running everything via a mapped drive to a SAMBA share.

This has been…mostly working.… Read the rest

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Pi4 NAS

I just bought a 4GB Pi4B kit!
I went with¬†a Labists kit¬†this time, rather than the standard CanaKit. I recently discovered that I had “earned” a $50 Amazon gift card on one of the HR sites at work, so that came in wicked handy.… Read the rest

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Perseus at 50mm

After a Thanksgiving Day of clouds yesterday, I happened to glance at my Clear Skies app and saw that the skies would clear at 8:00PM, so I jumped into my new Carhartt insulated overalls and headed out. It was warm enough that I didn’t need the overalls, but they were comfortable.… Read the rest

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Leveling up my post-processing with StarNet++

The other night I posted an image of Cassiopeia that I banged out very quickly in Sequator and The GIMP. Over the last few nights, I have re-run those images through Astro Pixel Processor as a way of getting better acquainted with that tool and its huge amount of features.… Read the rest

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Running Plex on an Atomic Pi: a follow-up

I was thinking about a post to tell you about how the new Atomic Pi Plex server was working out. Splendidly, thanks for asking. But we did have an issue this evening that I was afraid would eventually pop up.

The Atomic Pi has been entirely stable.… Read the rest

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