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  • Exposing Privileged Ports with Podman

    On Unix-like systems, ports below 1024 are considered privileged, meaning that only the root user can bind to them. Web servers traditionally listen on port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS. A key innovation of Podman is not running containers as root to enhance security. This presents challenges when containers need to use…

  • eBike

    https://www.amazon.com/ANCHEER-Electric-Commuter-Removable-Professional/dp/B0BFQZHVZHThis looks a heck of a lot like the 27.5″ 48v 500w Ancheer branded ebike I got in 2021 for $1200, but now only $400. My thought on this is if you aren’t already used to expensive bikes, and you are interested in trying an ebike, this is probably a good choice for finding out…

  • Talk on Gameboy Development

    In August I gave a quick talk on Gameboy development. Here it is below:

  • Ripping PS2 discs

    Optical media won’t last forever. I’ve already had a bunch of music CDs and GameCube games rot away on me and be lost. To guard against that, I am attempting to back up as much of my media as possible. On the topic of ripping disc based media, Redump.org is great for providing reference hashs…

  • SSH to an outdated server.

    I needed to power on and turn on a server that had been off for 8 years to check for some missing data. Of course, security standards have advanced (and that server probably wasn’t up to date when turned off), and SSH from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS would no longer connect to the old server. Step…

  • Bob Update

    Bob Update

    It has been about a year, time for an updated picture, but I couldn’t stop at one. Here is one serious and one goofy.

  • Untitled post 1120

    Old business cards make great bookmarks. But if you run out of old business cards, it hardly costs anything to custom print business cards specifically for use as bookmarks.

  • Egg Decorating Bot

    Egg Decorating Bot

    I started this project in 2017. My original goals were: As you can see in the thumbnail, I gave up on the foam core, but I stuck it out on the no 3D printing or laser cutting, just to prove I could. In 2017, I made a foam core frame (that I failed to take…

  • New Arrival

    New Arrival

    Back on October 22, we were joined by Bob.

  • Bye Izzy

    Bye Izzy

    She passed yesterday. She was such a good girl.