Category Archives: Life

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” — Herman Melville, “Moby Dick”

Synology NAS VPN Server

It has been a long while since I wrote about VPN servers. This is because of the change of job, and then working from home for over a year because of COVID-19. But I have kept playing with the technology over the years.… Read the rest

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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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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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Pretty Frank followup

I’ve raked the yard two days running and took a shower after today’s session. Neither pit was ripe. In fact, it wasn’t until nearly the end of the shower when I finally caught a hint of something from the Piper Wai pit.… Read the rest

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Piper Wai, follow-up

You may recall that back in mid-June I was trying out a new deodorant, Piper Wai. Well, there is not enough left in the jar to do both arm pits tomorrow, so I am calling it finished. 128 days.

I liked Piper Wai so much that I sent a jar to a friend in CA.… Read the rest

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Shut the front door!

The ladder injury really slowed me down, as has the weather. In the last few days we’ve had more rain than in the last month! But now that my hand is healed, I am back to dodging raindrops.

Doors, it turns out, are a massive pain in the arse to build, even when you use the material cut out from making the doorway!… Read the rest

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Solar

We just signed up. This will be interesting. I like being deep into mid-life and signing long-term notes.… Read the rest

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That’s gonna leave a mark

Tonight after work, I went to the basement and gathered a few tools that I would need in order to bang out the door for the fort. By the time I got to the backyard, however, my plans had been changed.… Read the rest

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Piper Wai Natural Deodorant

Been a while since we went down this rabbit hole.

To sum up, my pits are too delicate for baking soda deodorants. I had been using Zion Health Claydry for about a year, but I was never totally happy with it.… Read the rest

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